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

Veterinarian Dr. Jill graduated from Iowa State University in 2019 and is very excited to begin her career as a veterinarian. 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 of her job; she has…

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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 College and her DVM from the University of Illinois. After graduating, she returned to the Chicago suburbs and joined Barrington Square Animal Hospital. She wanted to be a veterinarian since childhood and is excited to start caring…

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Dr. Jennifer Lancaster

Veterinarian Dr. Jen grew up just outside of Indianapolis. As a child, she had an insatiable love for horses and horseback riding. That love later led her to realize a passion for caring for animals, whether it was mucking stalls or riding alongside the local vet to farms around the central Indiana countryside. She worked…

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