Meet Our Veterinarians at Elmhurst Animal Care Center
Dr. Todd Prince
Dr. Prince obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Illinois after doing his undergraduate work in animal sciences at Iowa State University. In 1993, he was awarded Diplomate status with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He is one of 15 in the state of Illinois to receive this honor. In 2002 and 2012, he was re-certified.
Dr. Prince has been in practice since 1984 and is a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. He enjoys practicing preventive care for companion animals and has a special interest in orthopedic and soft tissue surgical procedures, neurologic disorder, and oncology. He attends more than 100 hours of continuing education per year to stay current with the state of the art.
He is the proud owner of a black and tan Doberman named Del and a Boston terrier named Bella. In his spare time, he enjoys watching all of the major Chicago sports teams, which includes the Cubs AND the Sox, golf, reading, and spending time with his two wonderful children.
Dr. Sandra Faeh
Dr. Faeh obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois after doing her undergraduate work in the animal sciences, also at the University of Illinois. Her major interests include pediatric medicine and surgery, focusing mostly on cats and dogs.
She has been in practice since 1996 and is a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She is the past president of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association and has sat on many veterinary committees at both the state and national levels.
Dr. Faeh and her husband share their home with their three sons, as well as Bremy and Ady, their French bulldogs, and Sasha, a Himalayan kitty.
Dr. Tom Staudacher
Dr. Staudacher graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine after doing his undergraduate work in biology at the University of Northern Iowa. He has been in practice since 1997 and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Staudacher has a special interest in ophthalmology and ultrasound. He also enjoys practicing preventive medicine and surgery. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, 5 children, 7 dogs, 30 chickens, 4 goats, 2 pot-bellied pigs, 2 sheep, 2 donkeys, 28 ducks, 2 turkeys, 2 geese, and a horse. He also enjoys watching and playing sports.
Dr. James Harris
Dr. Harris completed his undergraduate degree in animal sciences at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He also obtained his veterinary degree at the University of Illinois. He has a special interest in ophthalmology and surgery.
Outside of work, some of Dr. Harris’ interests include playing the guitar, bass, and drums and working on cars. He also enjoys spending time with his pets: a black lab named Jeff and a cat named Handsome Cat.
Dr. Peter Langer
Dr. Langer was born and grew up in southern Maine. He completed his bachelor of arts degree in biology at the University of Rochester in upstate New York followed by his doctorate of veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois. Dr. Langer's professional interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology, and infectious disease. He also enjoys practicing exotic animal medicine and aquatic medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Langer enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, playing many different sports and woodworking. One of his favorite hobbies is designing and keeping aquariums, several of which he has in his home. Dr. Langer lives on the north side of Chicago with his wife Amanda and their cat Gus.
Dr. Emily Doemland
Dr. Kaitlyn Zebold
Dr. Marina Jaworsky
Dr. Andrew Klingsporn
Dr. Mandy Luth
Dr. Shannon Darcy
Dr. Anna Ponce
Breanna O'Keefe, Hospital Manager
Leslie Shibovich, Hospital Manager
Leslie has been with The Pet Experts since 1997, throughout which time she's been working her magic behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly. While her daily tasks keep her plenty busy, she makes time to better her management skills by attending annual veterinary conferences and workshops, as well as various classes on computer programs. She thoroughly enjoys the business aspect of the practice and also looks forward to each and every opportunity to meet and speak with clients and to help with all of their needs.
Outside of work, Leslie enjoys running and spending time with her beautiful daughter and her precious pets, her boxers, Addi & Lacey.
Ashley Knippenberg, Professional Trainer
Ashley has been passionate about animals since she was very young, working in her aunt’s grooming shop and her family’s kennel. Later on, she shadowed and worked alongside many local trainers to stay up-to-date on new training techniques. She first performed obedience training at Petsmart and continued with in-home behavioral training. A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology provides Ashley with the background and knowledge to see the reasons behind dog’s behaviors.
Find out for yourself and sign up for classes today! Please check our website or with our staff for Ashley’s training schedule and to register for classes. If you’re interested in private behavioral sessions, those are available as well.
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
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