This is a team of animal lovers. And this is a team of people lovers, too. We don’t come in to work to punch a clock. To us, caring for your pet the way we would care for our own is a calling. Now it’s time to meat the people by your side.

Doctors

Vicki Petsche, DVM (Owner)

Veterinarian


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.


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Sheila Newenham, DVM

Veterinarian


I have wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember.


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Aly Oriold, DVM

Veterinarian


My desire to become a veterinarian was born from a lifelong compassion for animals integrated with a fascination for medicine.


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Management

Amanda Werley

Hospital Manager


My passion for the veterinary field started when I was very young, and only grew as I went through school.


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Missy Mendel

Pet Resort Manager


Hi I’m Missy. Dogs have always been a big part of my life. From walking to fostering to having my very own.


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Hospital Team

Jaclyn Schmidt, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician


I have been working in the veterinary field since 1998.


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Leticia Toler, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician


I earned my degree in veterinary technology from Parkland College in 2003.


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Lindsey Rud, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician


I graduated from Joliet Junior College in 2009 with an Associate’s in Animal Medicine.


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Molly Zabler, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician


Hi, I’m Molly. I have had a love of animals for as long as I can remember.


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Maria Dekker, LV

Veterinary Technician


I am originally from Barcelona, Spain, where I earned my degree of Licensed Veterinarian,


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Tash Balsamello

Veterinary Assistant & Client Relations


Animals have always been a part of my life. My very first memories involve my sweet cat Cameo.


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Michelle Perez

Veterinary Assistant & Client Relations


Bio Coming Soon!


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Alex D’Agostino

Veterinary Assistant


Growing up in a family where taking care of the land, trees, insects, and animals was a daily agenda,


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Pet Resort Team

Kate Leidi

Professional Grooming Stylist & Pet Resort Attendant


Hi, my name is Kate. I am the Grooming Stylist at Loyal Companions.


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Paige Stratman

Groomer & Pet Resort Attendant


Bio Coming Soon!


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Robin Ralich

Pet Resort Attendant


I have been working with dogs and horses for over ten years. They truly are Loyal Companions.


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Lauren Kaspar

Pet Resort Attendant


For my entire life, I have had but one unwavering certainty; my passion for animals.


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Bella Coppola

Pet Resort Attendant


Bio Coming Soon!


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Emma Foran

Pet Resort Attendant


Bio Coming Soon!


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Ali Evanson

Dog Trainer


Ali is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and continues her education and professional growth by attending several seminars each year.


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Emma Hanson

Dog Trainer


Hello, my name is Emma Hanson, I have been professionally training and working with animals for almost 10 years.


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