Staff of Abbeywood Cat Hospital

titleAndrea, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Originally from the Plainfield area, Andrea is a 2004 graduate of Joliet Junior College where she majored in Veterinary Medical Technology. She joined the staff at Abbeywood Cat Hospital in March 2004 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Andrea is the proud owner of two cats, and manages to find time to bake, scrapbook, watch movies and golf. The camaraderie she shares with her co-workers is just one of the many perks Andrea lists as part of her job at Abbeywood.

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titleKaren, Veterinary Assistant

Karen is the newest member of our staff. Her training includes both companion animal and laboratory animal work. She has cats of her own and is currently working toward her degree in Veterinary Technology at Joliet Junior College.

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titleDeb, Veterinary Assistant

Deb is a veterinary assistant at Abbeywood Cat Hospital. She joined our team in May 2014. With over 30 years' experience in animal care, Deb has an appreciation for every aspect of her job. "It's great to work with a team so dedicated to this small but mighty creature," she says. Deb has three cats: Buster, Asia and Dirtball.

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titleCece, Veterinary Assistant

Born and raised in Jefferson, Wisconsin, Cece has been working with animals for over 20 years. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Cece began her career in the animal field. She came to Abbeywood Cat Hospital in October 2004 as a part-time veterinary assistant after managing both an animal sanctuary and animal shelter. While Cece shares her home with three cats and a dog, she still manages to find time to garden, go biking and hiking, attend food music and beer festivals and volunteer at the USO.

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titleChar, Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary assistant Char has been a full-time employee at Abbeywood Cat Hospital since 1992 and has worked with animals for 30 years. She's originally a native of Chicago, and she's long been a passionate animal lover. Char shares her home with a Siamese named Ruthie, two domestic short hair cats named Joey and Bobby Jenks, and an American Bulldog named Annie. In her free time she enjoys cat-sitting and spending time with her husband and grandchildren.

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titleCathy, Veterinary Assistant

Cathy joined the staff of Abbeywood Cat Hospital as a full-time veterinary assistant in March 2005. Her responsibilities include assisting our veterinarians during medical procedures in surgeries, ordering medications and greeting clients at the reception desk. Cathy has two dogs and two cats, and spends her free time reading, cooking and playing with her grandchildren.

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titleAnne, Veterinary Assistant

Anne joined the Abbeywood Cat Hospital staff in April 2004 as a veterinary assistant. Since opening her own business in Fall 2014, Anne has worked part-time, pitching in and helping out when other members of the staff take vacation.

Prior to working at the clinic, Anne held staff positions at two other animal care centers in the greater Chicago area. Her affinity for animals goes beyond working hours, as she shares her home with three cats and two dogs.

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