Our Team in Lindenhurst
Kate has been part of the Lindenhurst team since 2007. She attended Northern Illinois University and the College of Lake County where she earned her veterinary education, and is happy to be pursuing a career that allows her to work with animals every day. Since she was a little girl, Kate has loved helping animals, and she gets to do this every day within a great practice, surrounded by talented team members. Kate loves meeting new clients and helping our furry patients, and handling new and interesting cases. Kate is married with two children, and two fur children. When she’s not working, Kate enjoys spending time with her family.
Jim, Kennel Manager/Technician
Jim’s dedication to helping sick pets become well and getting to know our clients make him a valuable asset to our team, and an exceptional kennel manager. Jim is especially skilled at positioning for blood draws, helping to make the experience as quick and painless as possible for patients. One of his most memorable experiences in the veterinary field is getting to assist a doctor in performing surgery on a tiger (tigers are his favorite animal). His favorite part about working at our practice is the flexibility it affords for home/work life. Jim is married to his wife of 30+ years, Hope, and they share their home with a Lab/Chow mix named Rascal. His proudest accomplishments including being married for over 30 years and opening up his own pet sitting business. Jim is loyal, has a good sense of humor, and works well with cats and dogs. When he’s not helping us out, he enjoys traveling up to Wisconsin, ATVing, and observing wildlife. His favorite destinations so far are Alaska and Ireland. His favorite film is Scarface, and if he had $1M, he would invest it and retire.
Max, Kennel Assistant
Max is happy to be taking care of the animals at our practice. He comes in every day with a smile on his face and a kind word for all he meets. Max’s interest in veterinary medicine took him to the College of Lake County where he earned an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. You may not know this, but Max is an Eagle Scout, and in his free time you can find him relaxing, reading, playing video games, or going on long walks.
Jen Positano, Client Care Representative
Jen has always loved animals, but she didn’t get into veterinary medicine right away. She started her career as an executive secretary, but then decided she wanted a change and switched over to the veterinary profession. Jen completed her veterinary assistant program at Harper College in 2005, and served as a veterinary nurse for about 13 years. Following a difficult medical diagnosis, she then moved into a custom service role. Regardless of what her job entails, Jen is happy to be able to get to know clients for the entire lifetime of their pets.
At home, Jen and her husband share their space with a “pride” of 3 cats. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, and watching alien documentaries.
Cynthia, Veterinary Technician
Cynthia has worked in the veterinary field since 2012. She loves helping animals and their families. Seeing sick or injured animals recover and reunite with their families is extremely rewarding. Cynthia and her “wild child” daughter share their home with Donnie, a miniature Australian Shepherd. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her daughter, going on walks together and watching the sunset. Her daughter is her greatest accomplishment and her greatest pride.
Amanda, Veterinary Technician Assistant
Amanda knew from a young age that she wanted to help people and animals. She got her first animal-related job at a dog daycare, and realized that she wanted to learn and do more. This led to her pursuing a career where she could help people and their pets. One of her favorite aspects of the job is getting to see puppies and kittens start their lives as new patients, and watching them grow from one visit to the next. Amanda also enjoys seeing sick animals come back healthier. At home, she has 3 pets; a Great Pyrenees named Cooper, a mutt named Walter, and a black cat named Hans. Her hobbies include reading, yoga, hiking, and going to music festivals.
Rodolfo “Junior”, Receptionist
Rodolfo worked in the human medical field before getting into veterinary medicine. He loved helping patients, and when the opportunity arose for him to work at an animal hospital, he couldn’t say no! Rodolfo enjoys being able to help our patients and see so many unique and interesting pets walk through our doors. He has one four-legged family member of his own, a Chihuahua named Gringo. Outside of work, Rodolfo enjoys drawing, gaming, and hiking.
Emily, Veterinary Technician
Emily knew since elementary school that she wanted to help sick animals when she grew up. She graduated from high school and college with flying colors and obtained her vet tech license from UT Martin. The veterinary profession as a whole is extremely rewarding, and Emily loves when clients tell her she has a way with their pets. She and her husband, Ben, share their lives with a domestic longhair cat named Amelia Pond (Emily is a big fan of Dr. Who!). In her free time, she enjoys reading, video games, anime, and coding.