Fear Free for Sure. We’re proud to be the first Fear Free certified clinic in Chicago & Naperville, IL. So, your pet’s emotional and physical well-being is prioritized with every visit. We put the patients first!
Growing up, most of Sarah’s family worked in human medicine. Sarah, on the other hand, was always drawn toward patients of the four-legged variety. In middle school, she attended an open house event at Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The experience solidified for her that a career in veterinary medicine was something she wanted to pursue. As our Lead Veterinary Assistant, Sarah gets to apply her passion for medicine and animals to help our patients enjoy long, happy, healthy lives!
Born in North Carolina and raised in California, Krystal is someone who was always interested in animals, so joining the veterinary field seemed like the logical choice. Krystal is now a veterinary assistant at Best Friends Animal Center, where she is able to make a difference in the lives of abandoned animals!
Growing up in Oklahoma, surrounded by a plethora of pets, Carlee always knew she wanted to work with animals in some way. It wasn’t until she spent some time at a local clinic during her high school years that she determined it was the role of technician she found most appealing. As it turns out, she loves the hands-on, skilled learning aspect of the job.
Growing up, much of Becca’s childhood was spent playing in mud puddle with newts and rescuing stray dogs and cats. That experience came in handy in 2013, when a tornado devastated part of Shawnee, OK, leaving countless pets separated from their homes. Becca spent 3 months rescuing these frightened animals, working with Dr. Roach to get them vetted, and then rehoming the unclaimed ones. During one particular spay/neuter day, while helping Dr. Roach prep the pets for surgery, he asked her to join the Best Friends Animal Clinic team, and the rest is history!
Sometimes when a person really loves animals, they’ll volunteer at a local animal shelter, or adopt stray animals. Other times, they’ll take it a step further and dive completely into the veterinary field. April decided to do the latter and now, as a veterinary assistant at Best Friends Animal Center, she is able to help assist and save the lives of the furry creatures she loves so much!
When Casey was in high school, she began developing a strong interest in anatomy and physiology, and that quickly developed into an interest in medicine. When she combined these with her strong passion for animals, it didn’t take her long to realize that her future would be in veterinary medicine. Today she’s a veterinary assistant at Best Friends Animal Center, and as a current veterinary student, she is on the fast track to officially becoming a veterinarian very soon!
“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”
– Pam Brown