Our Team

Veterinary Specialty Center Collaborative Team
All of our doctors are highly trained and skilled in their own disciplines. Many of them are board-certified in their respective fields, a process that involves a 3-4 year intensive internship and specialized residency training program following their graduation as veterinarians.

Working closely with the doctors are knowledgeable veterinary technicians. These technicians are specially trained in specific areas of veterinary medicine which enables them to provide skilled and compassionate nursing care for your pet. Along with our veterinarians and technicians, our client coordinators, receptionists and administrative staff are all here to provide you and your pet with the finest quality care.

Browse our staff by practice area:

Anesthesia & Pain Management

Jusmeen Sarkar, DVM, MS, DACVAA
Buffalo Grove


John J Ciribassi DVM, DACVB
Buffalo Grove


Ashley Jones, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Buffalo Grove

Critical Care

Jennifer Herring, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Laura Ilie, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Kara Osterbur, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Sarah Deitschel, DVM, DACVECC
Buffalo Grove


Karen Kuhl, DVM, DACVD
Buffalo Grove
Crystal Lake

Tim Ness, DVM, DACVD
Buffalo Grove

Imaging and Radiology

Hylton Gelb, DVM, DACVR
Mark Howes, DVM, DACVR
Buffalo Grove


Lara Brdecka, DVM
Baruch Caballero, DVM
Jessica Corrie, DVM
Megan Foley, DVM
Barb Gertz, DVM
Gretchen Hageman, DVM
Tracey Haslitt, DVM, CVSMT, COAC
Brooke Hruskocy, DVM
Jennifer Ida, DVM
Hilary Levitin, DVM
Elizabeth McVey, DVM
Todd Ryl, DVM
Angela Wickman, DVM

Integrative Medicine

Maria VonderHaar, DVM, CVA
Buffalo Grove

Internal Medicine

Robert Armentano, DVM, DACVIM
Buffalo Grove

Seth Ghantous, DVM, DACVIM
Buffalo Grove

Adam Mordecai, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Buffalo Grove

Mimi Noonan, DVM, DACVIM
Buffalo Grove

Jerry A. Thornhill, DVM, DACVIM, Nephrology
Buffalo Grove

Medical and Radiation Oncology

Rhonda Feinmehl, DVM
Practice Limited to Oncology
Director of Medicine and Emergency Care
Buffalo Grove


Belinda Comito, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Buffalo Grove


Joseph J. Wakshlag, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Buffalo Grove


Neal Wasserman, DVM, DACVO
Eye Care for Animals – Wheeling


Lindsay Seilheimer, DVM, CCRP
Buffalo Grove


Mitch Robbins, DVM, DACVS, DACCT
Director of Surgery
Buffalo Grove

Claude Gendreau, DVM, MSc, DACVS
Buffalo Grove

David Brdecka, DVM, DACVS, CCRT
Buffalo Grove
Crystal Lake

Toni Kwan, DVM, DACVS
Buffalo Grove
Crystal Lake

Buffalo Grove

India Wood, DVM, MS, DACVS
Buffalo Grove

Alice Bugman, DVM (Resident)
Buffalo Grove

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Ashlee Urbasic, DVM, DACVP
Buffalo Grove