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Zach, Veterinary Technician

I have always enjoyed the company of animals starting with the cats and dogs I had growing up. From working with cows as a ranch hand in Texas to cats and dogs in the middle of Chicago, it has been such a pleasure and privilege to be able to work with animals and help them stay healthy. The commitment to each animal that comes through Companion River North is why I enjoy working here so much. I knew right after my first interview with Dr. Schnitker that this was going to be a place I would be proud to work at. To see an animal that comes in fearful of the hospital and then leave loving us takes an extra level of care, patience, and individualized attention that all of us here at Companion River North truly strive for.
When I am not at work, I love giving snuggles to my two cats Zuko and Pippa while binge watching shows or practicing my piano while Zuko comes over and sits next to me. If I ever get out of my house, I enjoy exploring the city appreciating the amazing architecture or getting out to any of the nature preserves.