Veterinarians

Dr. Zoe Cruz

Dr. Zoe Cruz is originally from Arlington Heights, IL. She received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota at the Twin Cities in 2016. After graduating from the U and spending four years in the coldest state, she moved to sunny Arizona and earned her veterinary degree from Midwestern University in…

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Dr. Irina Yatsyk

Dr. Irina Yatsyk grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois but was originally born in Ukraine where her love for animals was realized at a young age. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University. After graduating she went on to earn her veterinary degree from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in…

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Dr. Courtney Poders

Veterinarian Dr. Courtney grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. She graduated with a Biology degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She went on to receive her DVM degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, finishing her clinical rotations at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Courtney enjoys traveling, she went to Nicaragua to do relief…

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Dr. Jill Malone

Dr. Jill Malone

Veterinarian Dr. Jill grew up in Marengo, IL. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2019 and has been practicing at Barrington Square since January 2020. She had experience as a veterinary technician before attending vet school which originally fueled her passion for this field. Dr. Jill strives to provide excellent service in every aspect…

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Dr. Kristen VanZant

Medical Director Dr. Kristen grew up in Wheeling, Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Elmhurst University and her DVM from the University of Illinois. After graduating, she returned to the Chicago suburbs and joined Barrington Square Animal Hospital. Dr. Kristen enjoys surgery, developing long-term relationships with her patients, and mentoring veterinary students…

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Dr. Jen Lancaster

Dr. Jennifer Lancaster

Veterinarian Dr. Jen grew up just outside of Indianapolis. As a child she loved horses and was often found at the barn where she was either riding, mucking stalls or following around the local veterinarian. It was through these interactions that she realized she wanted to become a vet herself. She worked at a variety…

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