Meet Our Veterinarians at Elmhurst Animal Care Center

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.

In practice since 1996, Dr. Faeh is the 2017 President of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, past president and current member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association and member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She 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.

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.

Dr. Mandy Luth

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 forward to meeting you and your pets!

Dr. Jon Cudiamat

Dr. Jon Cudiamat

Dr. Jon Cudiamat obtained both his Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Sciences and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Originally from Carol Stream, IL, he is the proud owner of a Pomeranian named Mani, which translates to "Peanut" in Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines.

A HUGE Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls fan, Dr. Cudiamat also enjoys traveling and visiting new places.

He is excited to meet you and your furry friends!

Dr. Nate Berg

Dr. Nate Berg

Dr. Nate Berg grew up in Aurora, IL and obtained his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and then attended Veterinary School at the University of Illinois. His special interests are surgery and radiology, and he is also Fear Free Certified. The Fear Free mission is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety & stress in pets and Dr. Berg’s goal is to deliver better care for his patients by looking after both their physical and emotional wellbeing.

His outside hobbies and interests include working out, exercising and spending time outdoors: whether that's hiking, being on a lake, or playing numerous sports: Soccer, Volleyball, and Golf (in that order). Dr. Berg is engaged and has a Shepherd mix named Bronx. He loves to spend time with friends and is a HUGE Chicago sports fan, his favorites to watch being the Chicago Bears football and soccer.

Dr. Nicole Tomczak

Dr. Nicole Tomczak

Dr. Nicole Tomczak grew up in Wood Dale, IL and worked as an assistant at the clinic before obtaining her Bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI.

She attended veterinary school at Ross University in St. Kitt's and completed her clinical year at Tufts University in Grafton, MA. Fear Free certified, her goal is to help ensure a positive, stress-free experience during the pet’s visit to the clinic. Her interests are surgery and dermatology.

Outside of work, Dr. Tomczak enjoys playing video games, traveling, going to baseball games (the Cardinals are her favorite team), ice skating (she competitively skated for 6 years!), and spending time with her fiance, family and friends. She has a cavalier king charles spaniel named Waffles and she is very much looking forward to meeting you and your pets!

Dr. Dylan Jacobs

Dr. Dylan Jacobs

Dr. Dylan Jacobs received his Veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and has special interests in Clinical Pathology and Internal Medicine. He adopted his Greyhound Collie mix named Midna while attending school in St. Kitts. His other furry family members include a Golden Retriever named Delia along with 3 Cats. Outside of work, he enjoys playing guitar, bass, and piano as well as playing board games with friends. He looks forward to meeting you and your precious pets!

Dr. Brittany Rampersad

Dr. Brittany Rampersad

Dr. Brittany Rampersad is native to the area having grown up in Naperville, IL. After completing her Undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, she went on to receive her Veterinary degree at the University College Dublin in Ireland. Her special interests include Cardiology, Neurology and Research.

Outside of work, she enjoys practicing yoga and reading, as well as outdoor activities including hiking, camping, swimming and volleyball.

She has 2 black cats named Bert and Ernie and hopes to adopt another rescue animal in the near future! She looks forward to meeting and getting to know you and your furry family members!

Dr. Andrew Groenewold

LDr. Andrew Groenewold

Dr. Andrew Groenewold grew up in Park Ridge, IL and completed his Bachelor’s degree at Augustana College in Rock Island. He received his DVM from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Champaign-Urbana, IL. His professional interests include Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery.

He loves building relationships with pet owners and helping their families with medical decisions throughout their pet's life.

Dr. Groenewold enjoys outdoor activities like camping, hiking and kayaking, as well as exercising, playing soccer, watching football and soccer, and wood-working. He also loves to spend quality time with his fiance, along with Bailey, his labrador retriever mix and Calvin, his Gray cat.

Breanna O'Keefe, Hospital Manager

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.

Leslie Shibovich, Multi-Clinic Practice Manager

Leslie Shibovich, Hospital Manager

Leslie has been with The Pet Experts for over 24 years, 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 expand 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 daughters and husband and her extended family which includes her precious dogs, Lacey, Buddy, Dierks and Avi.

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