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Growing up on a farm in rural Iowa, Dr. Mark Kraklio always had a love and interest in animals and the life sciences. When Dr. Kraklio was 10 years old, his dog Lucy died of an accidental poisoning. It was the kindness, knowledge and compassion shown to him by a local veterinarian, that prompted him to be a veterinarian. 

Dr. Kraklio graduated with distinction from Iowa State University, College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. He joined the staff at Golf Rose Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian that year.  In 1996, Dr. Kraklio became an owner of Golf Rose Animal Hospital. 

Dr. Kraklio's professional interests are small animal internal medicine and surgery. Personal interests are fitness, Chicago Cubs, reading and travel. Dr. Kraklio and his wife Christine have four children and two Boston terriers, Napoleon and Fiona.  


Email: Kraklio@golfrose.com            Phone: 847-885-3344 x250

    Alex Schroth, DVM

Stephanie

​Victoria

Karen

      Paula Roney, DVM

(Technician Assistant)

Annette

Jenny, CVT

Kristin

Agatha

    Lou Kurzeja, DVM

      Mark Muskal, DVM

 Mark Kraklio, DVM, Owner

Zella

Emily, CVT

Dr. Peter Prestia was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago. Growing up, he was surrounded by animals -- his family had dogs, snakes, lizards, frogs, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and sand crabs-- so becoming a veterinarian was something he dreamed of from a young age. He studied for three years at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, completed his clinical training at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in June of 2018 and soon after joined the Golf Rose team. Dr. Prestia's medical interests include exotics, emergency and critical care and internal medicine.


While in Grenada, Dr. Prestia adopted a mixed breed dog (locally known as a "pothound"), Cookie. His family also has a chocolate lab, Java.


Outside of work, Dr. Prestia enjoys traveling, scuba diving, going to concerts, playing and watching hockey and spending time with his friends and family.

Email: Prestia@golfrose.com          Phone: 847-885-3344 

Dr. Kristin McClure grew up in Schaumburg and worked at several animal hospitals in the area starting when she was 16. She studied veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois and graduated in 1996. Dr. McClure did an equine externship when she was in school, and an injury helped her decide to NOT work on horses professionally. She joined the Golf Rose team in 1999.

Dr. McClure  has a son, Liam, and a menagerie of animals at home including two dogs- Coffee and Leonard (Lenny), three cats- Norton, Rosie, and Zoe, a cockatiel- Birdie, a hamster and a Russian Tortoise- Spotty


In  Dr. McClure's spare time she enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking; and loves to read stories!


Email: McClure@golfrose.com          Phone: 847-885-3344 x253

  Kristin McClure, DVM

Dr. Karen Hailpern grew up in Colorado and received her Veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 1991. She met her husband while doing research on black bears in North Carolina and has been working at Golf Rose since 1998.  

When she's not at work she enjoys hiking, cooking and sewing.  A few years ago, Dr. Hailpern adopted two adorable stray cats, Bonnie and Clyde, from Golf Rose. True to their names, Bonnie is a trouble maker and Clyde just goes with the flow. 

Email: Hailpern@golfrose.com         Phone: 847-885-3344 x255

Dr. Allison Pepich grew up in Burbank, a southwest suburb of Chicago. Her dream to become a veterinarian began after reading the James Herriot books, but continued to grow after observing several veterinarians in high school. The veterinarians were so compassionate to her family and dog after his diagnosis with kidney failure, that she knew she wanted to provide that same care to others. 

Dr. Pepich graduated with in 2015 from the University of Illinois, with special interests in ultrasonography and wellness.

Dr. Pepich currently has two cats, Rose and Sherlock, both adopted as strays from the clinic. In her spare time, Dr. Pepich enjoys reading, arts & crafts, hiking, and traveling.

Email: Pepich@golfrose.com             Phone: 847-885-3344 x256

Katie

     Allison Pepich, DVM

Marsha, Office Manager

Colleen

Natalie

Veronica, CVT

Jen 

   Karen Hailpern, DVM

   Amanda Haase, DVM

 Todd Landoch, DVM, Owner

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Client Care Representatives 

Kendra

   Peter Prestia, DVM

Danielle

"Dr. Lou" is a Chicago native who returned from living out-of-state after undergraduate school in order to marry her high school sweetheart.  She and Wayne took turns putting each other through graduate school here in Illinois. 


They now live in McHenry County with their three dogs and six chickens.  Although the fresh eggs are the best, they are a little labor intesnsive!! Dr Lou and her husband no longer have horses, but they are working on getting several stray cats to move inside to domestic life.  

Dr Lou and her husband have a daughter and three grandchildren living in the Chicago area, so there is  always some activity to attend. 

Email: Kurzeja@golfrose.com            Phone: 847-885-3344 x254

Dr. Mark Muskal grew up in Skokie, Illinois and had a strong connection with animals since he was very young.  He went to veterinary school at Purdue University and worked in California as a veterinarian. 

Dr. Muskal joined the Golf Rose Team in 2009 and works primarily as an emergency vet, but is at the clinic for routine appointments on Tuesdays. Dr.Muskal enjoys the challenge of  saving critically ill or injured animals on emergency as well as performing orthopedic surgeries. 

Dr. Muskal has one dog, a shepherd mix, who was adopted from a shelter. Her name is Alice. She is a very devoted and protective family dog. 

In his spare time, Dr. Muskal plays hockey and enjoys spending time with his two sons and his family. 

Email: Muskal@golfrose.com           Phone: 847-885-3344 x257

Nursing Team

Chris

Your Veterinary Team

Dr. Amanda Haase grew up in the Cleveland area and lived briefly in California before settling in the Chicago suburbs. Dr. Haase graduated from Ohio State University in 1997 and started working at Golf Rose in 1998. She worked the night shift at Golf Rose for 8 years before switching to the day shift. 

Dr. Haase still loves seeing emergency cases, but has really enjoyed bonding with the clients and patients that she now sees on a regular basis. 

Dr. Haase and her husband Peter, have two children, two dogs and three cats.  In her spare time, she enjoys distance running and reading. 


Email: Haase@golfrose.com             Phone: 847-885-3344 x252

Dr.  Paula Roney is originally from Indiana but spent most of her childhood in Chicagoland. She has always had an affinity for animals and science. She grew up watching "All Creatures Great and Small" on PBS about Dr. James Herriot and admired his work and the bonds he formed with clients and patients. 


Dr. Roney attended UIC for undergraduate studies and did research in the neuroelectrophysiology department there and graduated with high honors in Biology. She went to veterinary school at the University of Illinois and joined the Golf Rose team in 2014.

Dr. Roney loves the fact that every night brings different challenges.  Each shift brings new opportunities to learn and grow as a clinician. She’s glad that she can be here to help people and their pets when most hospitals are closed.  


Dr. Roney  loves to travel, socialize, read,  go to the zoo, enjoy the lakefront and watch documentaries.


Email: Roney@golfrose.com             Phone: 847-885-3344 x259

Born and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Todd Landoch has been a member of the Golf Rose team since 1989.  Dr. Landoch started as a technician assistant and helped out wherever needed just to gain experience in the field of veterinary medicine. He received his DVM degree in 1995 from Michigan State University and returned to Golf Rose as a veterinarian. 

Veterinary medicine fulfilled Dr. Landoch's long term interests of working with animals and medicine. 
At home, he has a Labradoodle named Emma. Outside of work he enjoys going to the movies, personal fitness and triathlon racing.

Email: Landoch@golfrose.com          Phone: 847-885-3344 x251

Samantha

Dr. Alex Schroth grew up in Rochester, NY. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology & Psychology from University at Buffalo. She then went to warmer climates to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts. She finished her clinical studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison and was awarded her doctorate of veterinary medicine in January of 2017. She joined the Golf Rose team in 2018 and is particularly interested in soft tissue surgery and internal medicine.


In her free time, Dr. Schroth enjoys hanging out with her island dog, Roti, her rescue Pit Bull, Dexi, and her island cat, Frankie. She loves fishing, camping, just about anything outdoors, and football (Go Buffalo Bills!)

Email: Schroth@golfrose.com          Phone: 847-885-3344