Meet Your Veterinarian & Support Staff
Each member of our team has a common goal: deliver the best veterinary experience possible to you and your pet. We go the extra mile to accommodate your pet's every need - and with our level of flexibility, it's no problem at all! Learn more about our exceptional team and don't forget to set up an appointment soon to meet us all in person.
Dr. Schaele | DVM
Bio coming soon!
Cathleen F. | Technician Assistant
Cathleen is a technician assistant with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology from Dominican University. She started with us working in the kennel and over the years, she learned how to do reception and assist the doctors. While she did not have dogs or cats while growing up, she loved working with the pets who were boarding with us after school.
At home, she has one British Shorthair cat named Baby. In her free time, she often practices yoga, tutors, and studies for the GRE. She plans to go to grad school in a few years for school psychology.
Charles K. | Technician Assistant
Charles is one of our technician assistants and has a bachelor's degree in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While he never had pets growing up, the dogs he did spend time with made him love them forever. In his role, he deeply appreciates the front-row experience to the workings of an animal hospital.
In his spare time, Charles enjoys reading, watching Netflix, procrastinating and napping! While he doesn't have any pets now, he hopes to one day own a Labrador Retriever... and a Pomeranian, Toy Poodle, Labradoodle, American Eskimo dog, Golden Retriever... and the list goes on!
Izzy | Technician Assistant
Bio Coming Soon!
Jessica D. | Technician Assistant
Jessica is a technician assistant with us. She chose a career in the veterinary industry because there was never a time in her life when she wasn't surrounded by animals. She realized the unconditional love only an animal can provide is special and she wanted to be a part of helping keep animals healthy, safe, and happy. The most rewarding part of her position is being able to make a positive impact in the lives of clients and their pets by doing what is needed to keep pets healthy and happy. She also loves developing a bond with the pets that board at BGAH.
At home, Jessica has three dogs: a Chihuahua named Minnie; a Chihuahua mix named Chica; and a Rottweiler named Bella. When she is not at work, she enjoys going to the movies and the theater, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones. She absolutely loves any movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and has seen all of his work!
Bio coming soon!
Matt B. | Technician Assistant
Matt is a Marine Corps veteran who is now working with us as a technician assistant. He is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at DePaul University, but already has some veterinary training in nutrition and infectious diseases. Matt loves working with animals and wants to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. The most rewarding part of his current position is being able to help sick animals.
At home, Matt has two dogs of his own named Lacey, a Huskie mix, and Ted, a Rottweiler mix. When he is not at work, he enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling.
Sydney B. | Technician Assistant
Bio coming soon!
Tracey E. | Veterinary Technician
Tracey is one of our veterinary technicians. She started in this industry officially in 2009 and found that she was very passionate about being an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. The relationships she builds with clients and their pets is unbelievably rewarding and she loves being able to watch the bond grow between a pet and their owner. She enjoys being a part of the fun journey of pet ownership! She considers herself so lucky to have found a job that she truly loves!
Tracey has a Beagle named Adrenalyn and a Rat Terrier named Squirt. She loves spending time with her dogs and catching up with friends when she is not at work!