VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital

Doctors

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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  • Casey Birkel

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    Departments: Neurology

    Dr. Birkel received her DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 2008. After graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the Southern California Veterinary

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  • Joao Felipe de Brito Galvao

    Veterinary Specialist
    MV, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
    Certifications: DACVIM
    MS, The Ohio State University
    Departments: Diagnostic Imaging, Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology

    Dr. Galvao joined Arboretum View in the summer of 2011.  He is a 2004 graduate of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. He did a Small Animal Medicine Residency at Sao Paulo State

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  • Tiffany Leach

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Kansas State University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Tiffany Leach, DVM, DACVIM is a board certified veterinary medical oncologist. She graduated and received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Kansas State University Veterinary Medical

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  • Lindsay McKay

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Florida
    Certifications: DACVD
    Departments: Dermatology

    Dr. McKay received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida. She then went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Berwyn and

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  • Cristiane Otoni

    Veterinary Specialist
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology

    Dr. Otoni received her Veterinary degree from Sao Paulo State University, Brazil, in 2004 where she also completed a Small Animal Medicine Residency. In 2007, after completing an evaluated clinical

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  • John Przywara

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Przywara graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.  Following graduation, he remained at the University of Illinois to complete a small animal medicine

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  • Rachel Sternberg

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Sternberg received her DVM from the University of Wisconsin in 2007 and was valedictorian of her class. She completed a one-year internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota

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  • Kathleen Van Lanen

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Van Lanen was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She graduated magna cum laude from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL with a degree in Biology. She obtained her DVM in 2010 from The

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  • Ingrid Manhart

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Ingrid Manhart was raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Illinois. After graduation she worked at Northwestern

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  • Jared Holtgrave

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Jared Holtgrave started at VCA Arboretum View for a one year internship in small animal medicine. After completing his internship, Dr. Holtgrave joined our emergency department. Originally from

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

The Emergency & Critical Care Services Department is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. No appointment or referral is necessary.

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