Veterinarians

Dr. Abigail Byrd

Abby Byrd, DVM

Dr. Abby Byrd has wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she can remember. She has always loved animals. She recently joined the Golf Rose team after receiving her degree in veterinary medicine from Iowa State University. Being a full-service animal hospital and emergency clinic, Golf Rose is a great fit for Dr. Byrd. She…

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Sofia Simone, DVM

Dr. Sofia Simone has always loved starting new adventures. She grew up near Niagara Falls and Toronto, traveled to the island of St. Kitts for veterinary school at Ross University and completed her clinical year at the University of Minnesota. Now in Illinois, she’s excited for her journey to continue with Golf Rose. Dr. Simone…

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Christy McCratic, DVM

Dr. Christy McCratic was part of the Golf Rose team from 1999- 2018 and then decided to pursue certifications in acupuncture, (chiropractic) veterinary spinal manipulation and rehabilitation medicine. She returned to us on a part time basis in July of 2021, and we couldn’t be happier! In additional to regular appointments she offers acupuncture and chiropractic…

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Cameron Kindra, DVM

Dr. Cameron Kindra grew up admiring and training with his uncle, who is now a retired veterinarian. He enjoyed learning how to solve the challenging cases that his uncle saw daily. This aspect of veterinary medicine fostered his curiosity in the profession.  He went on to the University of Illinois Veterinary School and received his…

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Hayden Kaderly, DVM

As an undergraduate, Dr. Kaderly studied biomedical engineering and developed a passion for the problem-solving aspect of medicine. This passion combined with a lifelong interest in animals made veterinary medicine an obvious choice for Dr. Kaderly.  He loves the day-to-day variety that veterinary medicine brings and enjoys working with various species and medical disciplines. Dr….

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Alex Schroth, DVM

Dr. Alex Schroth grew up in Rochester, NY and 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.  Dr. Schroth finished her clinical studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison and was awarded her doctorate of veterinary…

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Lou Kurzeja, DVM

‘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…

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Paula Roney, DVM

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…

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Kristin McClure, DVM

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…

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Mark Muskal, DVM

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…

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