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 preventative 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 preventative medicine and surgery. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, 6 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. Doemland was born and grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois. She completed her Bachelor of Science at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois followed by her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at University of Illinois. Dr. Doemland's professional interests include surgery, dermatology, and internal medicine. She also enjoys working with exotic species.
Outside of work, Dr. Doemland enjoys playing tennis, cooking, running, and traveling. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her two rescue dogs, Thelma and Louise.
Dr. Kaitlyn Zebold
Dr. Zebold obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois after doing her undergraduate work in zoology at Miami University in Ohio. Her major interests include soft tissue surgery and behavior medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Zebold enjoys hiking, spending time on the lake, and doing agility with her cattle dog/lab mix, Payton (Walter, not Manning!). The latest addition to her family is Briggs, a Pitt Bull rescue. She also loves football and is an avid Chicago Bears fan.
Dr. Marina Jaworsky
Dr. Marina Lynn Jaworsky received her DVM from the University of Illinois in May of 2015. Her interests include small animal medicine and surgery, exotic animal medicine, and dentistry. Recently married, she changed her last name from McCarthy to Jaworsky. She and her new husband live in the West Loop of Chicago with their scruffy terrier, Baxter. They hope to add another puppy to their family soon!
Dr. Heather Hoffman
Dr. Heather Hoffman was born and raised in Villa Park. After completing her bachelors of science in biology at Northern Illinois University, she obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine as well as her masters in veterinary public health at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Outside of work, Dr. Hoffman enjoys running, hiking, going to gigs, and spending time with her two nieces. She also loves sphinx cats!
Dr. Andrew Klingsporn
Dr. Klingsporn attended Northeastern Illinois University, where he received a Bachelor's of Science degree. He then traveled to the island of Grand Cayman where he attended St. Matthew's School of Veterinary Medicine and then spent his clinical year at University of Illinois. He has a special interest in emergency and internal medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the Emergency and Critical Care Society.
Dr. Klingsporn was born and raised in Illinois and is a huge Chicago Bears fan. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children, and their golden retriever.
Dr. Mandy Luth
Dr. Mandy Luth was born and raised in a town called Harvard in Northern Illinois. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and later went on to get her doctorate in veterinary medicine at University of Wisconsin Madison. She enjoys working with felines as well as dentistry. In her spare time, Dr. Luth enjoys reading, hiking as well as spending time with family, friends and her own cat, Otis. She is looking forwarding to meeting you and your pets!
Dr. Shannon Darcy
Dr. Shannon Darcy is originally from West Bloomfield, Michigan, a suburb outside of Detroit. Attending school at Michigan State University, she obtained her undergraduate degree. Dr. Darcy went on to receive her doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois. Her interests include internal medicine and behavior. She has a dog of her own, a four year old schnauzer-mix that she likes to run, hike and play with. In her spare time, Dr. Darcy enjoys spending time playing volleyball, hanging with friends, watching movies and TV shows and exploring the city of Chicago where she just moved to! She is looking forward to meeting you and your furry friends!
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.
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.
Breanna O'Keefe, Hospital Manager
Breanna O’Keefe joined the Elmhurst Animal Care Center team in January of 2015. Her love of animals sparked her interest in the veterinary field and since working at the clinic it has only grown stronger. Having graduated with a degree in biology from Bradley University, Breanna continues her study of life while doing something she's really good at -- helping care for clients and their pets. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and hanging out with her two dogs, Tank and Bazooka, sometimes working with them on behavioral techniques.