Meet Our Vets

Lindenhurst Animal Hospital is staffed with a team of experienced veterinarians who are dedicated to providing your pet with the compassionate, professional care they deserve. You can learn more about our doctors below. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please feel free to contact us.

Dr. Shannon Kofoed

Dr. Kofoed is an avid animal lover with a can-do attitude when it comes to working with her patients. Warm-hearted, loyal, and compassionate, she is the newest veterinarian to join us. She received her bachelor’s and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois, which is also where Dr. Preston attended. From the age of 8, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, and her family members have been clients of Lindenhurst Animal Hospital for many years.

Dr. Kofoed exhibits strong ethics on animal care and wants to make a difference in her patients’ and clients’ lives. Young at heart, she also embodies a sense of adventure with her many travels to Europe, Africa, and the Galapagos Islands. She lives in Lake County with her furry family members and looks forward to meeting you and working with your pet!

Dr. Pamela Preston, DVM

Dr. Pamela Preston has always had a love for animals, so pursuing a career in veterinary medicine was the natural choice. She earned her DVM from the University of Illinois and has been working as a veterinarian since 1996. In 2000, she became the owner and leading veterinarian at Lindenhurst Animal Hospital. To stay current on the latest news in veterinary medicine and in her community, Dr. Preston maintains affiliations with the following organizations:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association
  • Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • Lindenhurst-Lake Villa Chamber of Commerce
  • Antioch Chamber of Commerce
  • Lake County Veterinary Medical Association

She attends both local and national meetings to learn about new medical advances as well as trends that benefit her staff and the practice.

Over the years, she’s had several memorable experiences while working with animals, but the one that stands out the most was when she was in veterinary school, when she spent time at a zoo hospital. She vaccinated a rhinoceros and did a nail trim on a jaguar. Now, as a veterinarian, she loves how her staff can address an emergency with care as they treat patients, while offering comfort to the family. She also looks forward to medicine cases, evaluating diagnostic results, formulating a treatment plan, and providing treatment to her patients.

Dr. Preston is proud to live with a German shepherd named Etham, but there’s a special place in her heart for her childhood cat, Scamper, which she had for almost 20 years. In her spare time, she spends time with her family and friends, being a wonderful aunt to her nieces and nephews, and enjoys scrapbooking. She also regularly attends St. Mark Lutheran Church in Lindenhurst, where she is active with the youth group, Bible study, committees, and choir.