I'm very proud to be part of the excellent team of doctors and staff at AMC Chicago, since joining the team in 2010. Over the past 15 years, I've had the pleasure of working with animals of all shapes and sizes in multiple hospitals in several states. During that time, I've worked in almost every position of an animal hospital including kennels, assistant, technician, reception and management. I've spent the last ten years in management including, marketing, human resources, and operations management for a veterinary management group. I take pride in bringing my veterinary-specific management skills to AMC in an effort to better serve you, the client, and your furry friends. If at any time you have a question, concern, compliment, or comment, feel free to stop by or call me. I look forward to working with you and your pet!
Certified Veterinary Technicians
Brief Education History: Associates degree from Parkland College
Joined AMC: January 1998
What I like best about AMC: All staff members treat patients as if they were their own, with respect and compassion and the fact that we practice quality preventative medicine.
Favorite AMC Memories: A certain well-known husky who was quite destructive and overly rambunctious as a puppy. The owner got serious with him and our recommendations and that same husky is now one of the most famous training success stories.
Greatest Life Accomplishment(s): Being lucky enough to have chosen a career I truly love and after all of these years still look forward to going to work every day (even though it's a 70 mile commute each way)
Brief Education History: A.A.S in Veterinary Technology from Cuyahoga Community College
Joined AMC: December 2012
What I like best about AMC: Working with an awesome team of dedicated, intelligent and compassionate people. I also enjoy the work we do to help rescue groups.
Favorite AMC Memories: New ones to come!
Greatest Life Accomplishment(s): Being able to work in a field I truly enjoy, in a city I love. Also being able to care for and enjoy the company of my several non-human children.
Brief Education History: B.S. from the University of Mississippi. A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Parkland College.
Joined AMC: June 2005 and November 2010
What I like best about AMC: Working with such a great group of smart, dedicated, motivated, and hard-working people. Also, our patients are absolutely our highest priority here.
Favorite AMC memory: When Tara's fractious cat Simon was sedated, but still managed to slap me across the face so hard that it could be heard across the room!
Greatest life Accomplishment(s): So far, hiking the ridgeline of Angel's Landing without chickening out is my greatest accomplishment. Hopefully more are to come!
Brief Education History: Parkland College, Champaign, IL. Graduated in 2003.
Joined AMC: October 2008
What I Like Best About AMC: The friendly clients, great patients and fantastic staff to work with.
Favorite AMC Memories: Everyday is an adventure!
Greatest Life Accomplishment(s): Being a part of the health and wellness of animals every day.
Joined AMC: September 5, 2006
What I like best about AMC: Working with so many knowledgeable people that all have something to teach.
Favorite AMC Memories: Thanks to Dr. Solomon for providing me with my cat, Tabs, who provides me with entertainment and fresh wounds on a daily basis.
Greatest Life Accomplishment(s): Still working towards one...
Brief Education History: Bachelor's degree in Communications from Ithaca College
Joined AMC: December 5, 2011
What I like best about AMC: Surrounding myself with people, both staff members and clients, that love animals as much as I do. It's also nice to work for an organization that does so much for homeless pets.
Favorite AMC memories: Sophie's puppies!
Greatest Life Accomplishment(s): My family - complete with my two wonderful fur babies
Brief Education History: Four years Undergraduate studies in Biology at Western Michigan University. Currently enrolled at Clayton College of Natural Health. Program of studies: Bachelor of Holistic Nutrition/Doctor of Naturopathy.
Joined AMC: January, 2003
What I like best about AMC: I enjoy being challenged daily to learn about animal medicine. I am fortunate to work with intelligent people who are willing to share their knowledge. Working with people who share the same love for animals and who genuinely care for their well-being creates a great working environment. And I must also mention my new-found love for the teeniest tiniest little dogs!
Favorite AMC Memories: My newest favorite memory is of "Truman," a 4 lb white Maltese that I cared for briefly in my home. He trained me how to cook for him.
Greatest Life Accomplishment(s): Being healthy and truly happy in my marriage and my career choice.
Brief Education History: Bachelor's degree in English from Michigan State University.
Joined AMC: August, 2003, I started as a volunteer for a school requirement. I was hired as a receptionist and became a vet assistant 6 months later.
What I like best about AMC: Being surrounded by great co-workers that all have the same mission in mind, to practice great medicine and love as many pets as possible.
Favorite AMC Memories: Stray animals seem to find me and my husband(cats, dogs, wounded birds, a chicken loose on the streets of Chicago, etc). My favorite memories have been finding homes or rehabilitation for these animals. Dr. Solomon and my coworkers are great about providing care and finding homes…. even the chicken.
Greatest Life Accomplishment(s): Completing college, marrying my best friend, trying to make the most of every day, and taming the lion I live with, Simon...bad kitty.