Veterinarians

Averie Anderson, DVM

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Billy Wright, DVM

Dr. Billy Wright took his lifelong love for animals and focused it on veterinary medicine after hearing a veterinarian from Brookfield Zoo speak in high school. This inspiring moment set him on a path of dedication and passion for animal care. To gain hands-on experience, Dr. Wright worked at several veterinary hospitals, including Golf Rose…

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Gabriella Kratzer, DVM

Dr. Gabriella Kratzer discovered her passion for veterinary medicine at a young age while growing up in Youngstown, Ohio. She received her DVM from Ohio State University where she served as president of the Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. While at Ohio State, Dr. Kratzer was also heavily involved in…

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Jason Szumski, DVM

When Dr. Jason Szumski realized he could combine his passion for math and science with his love for animals, he knew that becoming a veterinarian was the right path for him. Dr. Szumski received his degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois where he served as class president and President of the Veterinary…

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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 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 enjoys…

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Christy McCratic, DVM, Relief Veterinarian

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, Overnight Emergency Doctor

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, DVM Mentor

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 Sendt (Schroth), DVM, DVM Mentor

Dr. Alex Sendt (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. Sendt finished her clinical studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison and was awarded her doctorate of…

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Paula Roney, DVM, Overnight Emergency Doctor

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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