Meet Our Veterinarian in Lindenhurst
Lindenhurst Animal Hospital is staffed with an experienced veterinarian who is dedicated to providing your pet with the compassionate, professional care they deserve. You can learn more about Dr. Pamela Preston below. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please feel free to contact us.
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.
Dr. Kimberly Weller, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Weller grew up on a farm and participated in 4-H and FFA, which gave her valuable experience with animals. She obtained her undergraduate degree in agriculture and in 1991, graduated from The Ohio State University with her DVM. She then completed an internship in emergency medicine and critical care at the Animal Emergency Center of Milwaukee.
Since then, Dr. Weller has been an ER vet, a researcher, a veterinary technician school instructor and program director, a shelter vet/administrator, and has also worked for the American Veterinary Medical Association. She’s worn many hats, but ultimately decided to return to general practice medicine. Her professional interests include ultrasound, laser therapy, and surgery.
Dr. Weller has 4 children and 4 pets, the latter of which include a Shih-Poo named Mimi, a Goldendoodle named Buckeye, a domestic medium hair cat named Mac, and another domestic medium hair named Chip. When she’s not working, Dr. Weller enjoys creative pursuits like card making, along with hiking and communing with nature.