Dr. Vicki Petsche

The idea for Loyal Companions was born out of the combination of my dedication to learn and improve,and my desire to strengthen the bond people share with their pets. I have aligned myself with the recently developed Fear-Free concepts. I have paid special attention to the smallest details of my new hospital’s design. I want to ensure your pet’s experience at Loyal Companions is calming and pleasant. I am passionate about elevating the care your beloved pet receives to a new level.

I aspire to be continuously learning and improving. I attend conferences and seminars across the United States to learn from experts in diverse areas of veterinary medicine. Additionally, I personally understand the bond you share with your pet. Your pet is an important family member to you.

My love for animals began at a very young age. I started riding horses when I was five years old and would spend my time caring for our family’s pets - dogs, cats, hamsters, horses and a goat. It was here, as a little girl in rural Michigan, that I decided to become a veterinarian.

My passion for learning was ignited at the University of Michigan where I received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology graduating with high honors in 1990. I graduated as class valedictorian in 1994 from Michigan State University with my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

After school, I began my career working at veterinary hospitals in the Chicago suburbs and in Miami, Florida. I then settled in the Fox Valley area, and I have been practicing in this wonderful community for the last 15 years.

Outside of Loyal Companions, I spend my time with my husband Tim (an orthopedic surgeon) and our four beautiful children – Julia, Em, Kyra and Jack. We share our house with Blaze (a sweet mix breed dog), Bear (a large but gentle mix breed dog) and Holly (a cuddly black cat). I also have a small barn with 2 ponies, 2 goats and 2 cats.

Dr. Sheila Newenham

I have wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. I graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and have been practicing in the Chicago suburbs ever since. In addition to private practice, I perform spay/neuter surgeries at a local shelter. Sharing in people's relationships with their pets and helping to enrich those relationships is the most rewarding part of my job.

I share my home with my husband, two dogs, two cats and a yard full of wildlife. In my free time I enjoy wildlife and nature photography, travel and gardening.

Boh Ketterling, RN,BSN
Practice Manager

After 30 years as a registered nurse caring for human patients, Boh left her administrative position at a large orthopedic practice and successfully combined her love of medicine with her love of animals to become Practice Manager at Loyal Companions. She worked together with Dr. Petsche to create an AAHA accredited, Fear-Free, state of the art animal hospital and pet resort.

Boh’s “loyal companion” is Daisy, a Beagle/Coonhound rescue. When Daisy is not taking part in a play group at the pet resort, making sure none of the other dogs get too rowdy, she can be found sleeping in her mother’s office guarding the treat jar!

“My goal is to ensure every pet who comes to Loyal Companions receives the same attention and care I would want for Daisy.”