Christine, Certified Veterinary Technician

I knew from a young age I wanted to work with animals. I have grown up with dogs and various other animals (hamster, frogs, fish) my whole life, so I’ve grown up loving animals. My dad is the person who got me thinking about becoming a vet tech. He was a Chicago policeman in the K-9 unit and told me all about what vet techs got to do and how hands-on they were when he would take his dog in. Being hands on and talking and relating with clients are my favorite things about my job – teaching owners new things that help their pets is always so rewarding! I love hearing how much something I told them about has helped.

Working at Companion Animal Hospital River North is such a great experience because I get to be here from the very start and watch the hospital grow and flourish. Working with great doctors, an awesome staff, and such caring clients makes coming to work everyday so enjoyable.