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. 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.


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. Nathan Horowitz

Dr. Nathan Horowitz

Dr. Nathan Horowitz grew up in a suburb of Boston and later moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended undergrad at a small school in Los Angeles, the American Jewish University, for his Bachelor's Degree and then went on to obtain his Veterinary Degree at University of Illinois. His areas of interest include behavior, radiology and neurology.

His hobbies include reading, photography, watching movies and he's a big Boston sports fan (Go Red Sox!) He's got 3 cats: Kaylee, Zoe and River and a turtle lovingly named TL (Turtle Lady). He's excited to meet you and your pets!

Dr. Julia Shorter

Dr. Julia Shorter

Dr. Julia Shorter comes to us from the western slopes of Colorado where she was born and raised. She received both her Bachelor’s and Veterinary Medicine Degree from Colorado State University. Despite her current focus on small animal medicine, Dr. Shorter is a licensed mixed animal practitioner and enjoys working with horses and farm animals as well.

Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, oncology and geriatric medicine. A strong advocate of fear-free/low stress handling, Dr. Shorter is passionate about making your pet’s visit as positive as possible.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Shorter enjoys horseback riding and hiking with her 3 dogs (Loki, Eddie and Roo). She also keeps busy taking care of her cat (Clancy) and her 3 ferrets (Trouble, Finbarr & Lola).

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 20 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 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.

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