Laura Petrizzi — Client Care Specialist
Laura works as a client care specialist at Animal Clinic at New Lenox. She interned at ACNL over the summer 2013, and her hard work and dedication earned her a permanent position on our team! At home, Laura enjoys spending time with dogs Bentley (a Shar Pei mix), Addison (a Rottweiler mix) and puppy Gilbert (a Pitt Bull mix), as well as a new kitten adopted from a litter that was brought into our hospital last fall, who she named Boden.
Kelly Heumann — Veterinary Technician
Kelly, one of our technician staff members, has been with Animal Clinic at New Lenox since 2011. Always eager to help, Kelly works with our veterinarians monitoring for surgery and dentistry procedures, assisting with routine office exams, and taking x-rays. She can also be found behind the front desk assisting our receptionists as needed. Kelly is a great asset to the team, as she has the ability to put clients at ease and win over even the most dubious of canine and feline patients! In her spare time, Kelly enjoys riding her horse Roxy and spending time with her "4-legged kids" — dogs, Jo and Sophie, and her cat. She also volunteers as a foster parent for a local animal rescue organization.
Lisa Landingham — Veterinary Technician
Lisa, another of our veterinary technicians, has been with Animal Clinic at New Lenox since 2008. She assists our veterinarians with preventive care exams/vaccine appointments, as well as x-rays, surgery, dentistry and monitoring and caring for hospitalized and post surgical patients. Lisa has a great rapport with clients and appreciates the bond between people and their pets. She began her career as a vet tech in 1998 and her experience includes working in emergency medicine, at spay/neuter clinics and in the specialty veterinary service environment, specifically ophthalmology. She is a huge cat lover and shares her home with two "kitty kids" named Harold and Stitch, in addition to her husband and two human children, one boy and one girl.
Hannah Dado — Technician Assistant
Hannah, a technician assistant at the Animal Clinic at New Lenox, is a recent graduate of Lockport Township High School (May 2015). She is currently enrolled at Joliet Junior College pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine and piano performance. Hannah has three dogs — Toby, Macie, and the most recent addition, Rebel, who was adopted from our ACNL Open House Event in August 2015. Her family also consists of two cats named Lily and Bella. When she isn't doing schoolwork or working here, Hannah enjoys classical music and playing the piano, bass guitar, and the euphonium. She also enjoys running and playing with her pets.
Ashley Lavalle — Pet Care Attendant
Ashley, our pet care attendant, volunteered at Animal Clinic at New Lenox over the summer 2013 to obtain required community service hours for high school. She was such a great volunteer that we extended an offer for a part-time job here at ACNL. She works two evenings a week, helping out with miscellaneous administrative and housekeeping duties. She is a sophomore at Lincolnway West High School, where she is on the pom team and has expressed a desire to become a veterinarian. At home, she has two Lhasa Apsos, Buddy and Beige.
JoAnn May — Pet Groomer
JoAnn, our pet groomer, has been grooming for over 14 years and has been with Animal Clinic at New Lenox since 2002. Her current schedule is weekly, Tuesday through Friday, and she skillfully grooms both dogs and cats. Her vast experience includes competitive grooming. JoAnn is married with two sons and lives with a "Moose," her four-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, and recently adopted "Missy," a two-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer.
Macy — Hospital Mascot
|Every animal hospital needs a mascot and, since Animal Clinic at New Lenox is proudly a Cat Friendly Practice, we have feline one!
Macy, a female black domestic shorthair cat, came to live at ACNL in October 2012. A stray brought in by a client, she needed some TLC and we were happy to oblige. She can usually be found following "her human mom," Dr. Ubatuba, who she has become VERY fond of... and vice versa!