Meet Our Veterinarians at Elmhurst Animal Care Center

Dr. Todd Prince

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.

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Dr. Sandra Faeh

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.

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Dr. Tom Staudacher

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.

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Dr. April Bufton

Dr. Bufton

Dr. Bufton graduated from Purdue University Veterinary Medical College. Until her arrival at Elmhurst Animal Care Center, she was a relief doctor and has worked in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Bufton enjoys small animal and exotic medicine and surgery. Over a 12-year span, she also volunteered time at the Brookfield Zoo, John G. Shedd Aquarium, and Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

She shares her home with Mina, an 8-year-old English bulldog; Speck, an 8-year-old polydactyl (meaning many toes) kitty; and Joe, a firebellied toad. Much to Joe's chagrin, Hardrock and Coco have passed away.

One of Dr. Bufton's favorite pasttimes is to make the staff laugh. As Dr. Bufton states, "Hard work and laughter are good for the soul!”

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Dr. James Harris

Dr. 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.

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Dr. Kathryn Latham

Dr. Kathryn Latham

Dr. Latham recently joined Elmhurst Animal Care Center in April 2013. She was born in Seattle, Washington, but grew up in Brentwood, Tennessee, where she developed an interest in animal care. She worked in a few equine facilities, caring for show horses as well as showing in dressage competitions in her spare time. She earned a bachelor's degree in science and agriculture at Murray State University. After working as a small animal veterinary technician for a few years, she obtained her veterinary degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Latham's professional interests include infectious diseases, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine.

After deciding to experience somewhere new, Dr. Latham moved to Chicago and is currently enjoying exploring her new city with her (spoiled) corgi, Gracie. Outside of work, she enjoys running, road biking, traveling to exotic locations, horseback riding, and photography.

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Dr. Peter Langer

Dr. 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 in Chicago. At the moment Dr. Langer doesn't have any furry pets at home but always has an eye out for the perfect one to join his family.

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Dr. James Weidner

Dr. James Weidner

I grew up in Spring Grove, Illinois, a small town on the Wisconsin border. I have always had a strong interest in animal health and welfare and decided early on that I wanted to help animals and pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I earned my veterinary degree from the University of Illinois and stayed on as a staff veterinarian where I completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery. My interests include endocrinology, preventative medicine, and soft tissue surgery.

In my free time, my hobbies include running, cycling, golfing, playing tennis, rock climbing and camping. I enjoy these activities and spending time with my fiancé and three pets; Tucker (a cocker spaniel), EDTA Mae and Riesling (a domestic short hair and Siamese mix).

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Dr. Ethan Mosley

Dr. Ethan Mosley

Dr. Ethan Mosley received his veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 2008. He got his start in 1996 when he worked in the kennel at an animal hospital in Canton, MI. After moving to Illinois in 2009, and working for a few years at Elmhurst Animal Care Center and other area clinics. Dr. Mosley is thrilled to be the official ER Veterinarian for The Pet Experts and to provide emergency services for your pets. In addition to general medicine and soft tissue surgery, Dr. Mosley has a particular interest in ophthalmology and ultrasound.

He and his wife and three children share their home with Abby, a beagle mix, and their cat, Sparta. In his free time, Dr. Mosley enjoys reading, hiking, and watching hockey.

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Dr. Emily Doemland

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.

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Dr. Kaitlyn Zebold

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!). She also loves football and is an avid Chicago Bear’s fan.

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Alicia Jepsen, Hospital Manager

Alicia Jepsen

Alicia has been with Elmhurst Animal Care Center since early 2007. She started out at our clinic as a receptionist before becoming the hospital’s manager. Throughout her time here, Alicia has attended numerous seminars and conferences to better both her communication and computer skills.

Alicia greatly enjoys working with rescue groups. She loves seeing animals get a second chance in a new forever home. She also enjoys getting to know all of our clients and their furry family members.

When not at Elmhurst Animal Care Center, Alicia enjoys spending time with her German shepherd, Bruno.

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