Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

Staff photo at Minooka Animal Hospital

Kristin Steen
Hospital Manager

Kristin Steen has a 7 year background in retail management and joined Minooka Animal Hospital July 2018. Kristin graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies from Eastern Illinois University. Kristin’s passion for animals and love of her own pets brought her to the veterinary management field.

Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband Joel, some of there favorite actives to do together include attending baseball games, cooking, gardening as well as doing various home projects. Her active border collie, Sarge keeps her and her husband extremely busy. She also has a very loving cat, Payton who seems to prefer her husband over everyone else.

Crystal
Assistant Hospital Manager & Veterinary technician

Crystal is a certified veterinary assistant and a certified trainer from Animal Behavioral College and has 20 years of experience doing what she loves most, working with animals.

The only things that exceed her love for animals is her love for her family; husband John, and children Cortney and Griffin.

Crystal’s family zoo includes two Olde English Bulldogges; Serenity and her Daughter River, a cat named Bella, a Hedgehog named Lilo, and a red eared glider turtle we call Turtle.

Emily
Veterinary Technician

Emily started working as a Veterinary Technician in 2013 and has worked in animal retail since 2008.

She has two rescue dogs, Bertha, a St. Bernard, and Misha, a Shar Pei/Lab mix as well as a mini rex rabbit named Petunia.

Emily spends most of her time at home with her husband Brent and her two sons Raylan and Wyatt.

Cindi
Veterinary Technician

Cindi has been in the veterinary field since 2000. In 2012 I was blessed with twin boys who keep me very busy. We are currently owned by Stinky the cat and Axl the dog.

Cheri
Customer Service Technician, Veterinary Technician

Cheri has been with us since 2003.

She enjoys spending time with her husband Tom, 4 children, and 6 grandchildren.

Cheri also enjoys snuggling up with her dog Stanley (Boston Terrier)

Michelle, Veterinary Assistant at Minooka Animal Hospital

Michelle
Veterinary Technician

Michelle is the proud owner of 2 dogs, Ranger and Ralph.

Michelle is studying to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

She loves working with animals and assisting the doctors in caring for them.

Irene
Customer Service Representative

Irene has been in the animal care field for 22 years. However she has had a love for all animal her whole life. Irene lives on a 5 acre farm with her husband and their 2 children. They also have 4 horses, 3 dogs and 2 cats.in her spare time she enjoys trail riding with her daughter and friends.

Katie, Kennel Manager at Minooka Animal Hospital

Katie
Kennel Manager, Veterinary Technician

Katie grew up riding and showing horses. If she is not at the barn she is spending time with my family and pets.

Some of her favorite activities are playing games with her dog, taking cat naps with her two cats, and feeding her six always hungry guinea pigs.

She is currently working towards becoming a veterinary technician.

Ashley
Kennel Attendant

I am currently in my last year of high school, and after high school I plan on going to JJC to become a Vet Tech. During my free time I love to play with my dog Miller, and spend time with friends and family.

Victoria
Kennel Attendant

Victoria is current senior at Minooka Community high school. Plans on going to Joliet junior college to be a vet tech or veterinarian. She has always surrounded herself with animals. She spends her free time either cuddling with her puppy ( snickers ) or spending time with family or friends.

In his free time he loves to spend time with his 5 year old daughter, Naomi, his girlfriend and her children. He also enjoys sharing the couch, bed and pretty much everything else with their 2 dogs, Hannah and Penny

Donna, Groomer at Minooka Animal Hospital

Donna
Groomer

Donna has 21 years of experience as a professional groomer.

Donna enjoys spending time with her husband Bob, children, and grandchildren. She is also an excellent cook and baker!