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HM Gina Frazier, CVT   Pets: Daisy (calico cat), Bo (Golden Retriever mix), and Duke (Golden Retriever mix).

  Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and two sons, going to the beach, bowling as part of a league, and going for walks with my dogs.

  Education: Associate's degree of applied science at JJC.

  Accreditations: Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA).

  At GVPH: Team member since August 2008.

     

Danielle Mayerak, CVT

  Pets: Tinkerbell and Tiara (Maltese), Nova (cat), and Capone (cat).

  Hobbies: Traveling, swimming, outdoor/off road activities, shopping, pet sitting, and spending time with my family, my friends, and my adorable son, Kyler.

  Education: Associate's degree of applied science at Fox College.

  At GVPH: Team member since September 2012.

     
     

Amber Tate, CVT

  Pets: Allie (Golden Retriever) and Fluffy (cat).

  Hobbies: Hiking with my dog, jogging, and hanging out with my friends.

  Education: Associate's degree of applied science at Fox College.

  At GVPH: Team member since April 2016.

     
     
Vet tech Sarah Nazimek   Pets: Tori (cockatiel), Jon Snow (rat), Joey (red-eyed crocodile skink), and Tyrion (red-tailed boa).
  Hobbies: Spending time with my nieces and nephews, watching good movies, and going to concerts.

  At GVPH: Team member since March 2002.

     
     
vet-tech-samantha-mansanarez-dogs   Pets: Baylee (Golden Retriever), Levi (Yorkie mix), Brisket (Pug/Bulldog), and Lucy (bearded dragon).

  Hobbies: Playing with my animals, spending time with family and friends, and simply relaxing.

  Education: Associate's degree of applied science at Brown Mackie College.

  At GVPH: Team member since August 2014.

     

Vet Tech Ashley Boron

  Pets: Tanner (Terrier mix) and Drax (bearded dragon).

  Hobbies: Spending time with my twin daughters, Chloe and Lily.

  Education: Dental hygienist from Prairie State University.

   At GVPH:  Team member since March 2011.
     
     
     
Vet Tech Stephanie Boron   Pets: Azalea (cat), Malachi (cat), Noah (cat), Cedric (cat), and Buddy (Hound mix).

  Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, and learning about animals.

  Education: Associate's degree in art; currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in elementary education.

  At GVPH: Team member since August 2009.

     
 Jennifer Pallay   Pets: Toodles (American Bulldog).

  Hobbies: Hanging out with my kids, traveling near and far, freelance writing, and photography.

  Education: Bachelor’s degree in English literature from Purdue University.

  At GVPH: Team member since February 2004.

     
 Receptionist, Vanessa Griffin, with a feline friend   Pets: Feisty (Cat)

  Hobbies: Knitting, watching movies, cooking, and spending time with my son and fiancé.

  At GVPH: Team member since January 2019.
     
   
     
Groomer Cheryl Scelzo-Griffith   Pets: Quinn (Belgian Malinois mix), Gracie (Bloodhound mix), Lola Marie (pot-bellied pig), Rebel and Cadillac (horses), and a number of hickens.

  Hobbies: Working around my farm.

  Education: Associate's in liberal science (2003), bachelor's degree in humanities (2006), and an associate's degree in veterinary technology.

  At GVPH: Team member since October 1998.

     
 Denise Rys with Dog   Pets: Harley (Rottweiler) and Gunner (Dutch Shepherd mix).

  Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and family, gardening, crafting, DIY projects, fishing, camping, and cooking.

  At GVPH: Team member since October 2014.
     
   
     
 Clinic Cat, Cynthia   Breed: Domestic Medium Haired.

  Age: Three years old.
  Hobbies: Laying on the desk or on top of files looking beautiful, eating plastic (so the GVPH staff need to keep an eye on her), loving people, and taking everyone's attention if possible. Cynthia has allergies, so we have special treats for her.
   At GVPH:  Team member since April 2017.
   
     
 Clinic Cat, Aiko   Breed: Domestic Short Haired.

  Age: 10 years old.
  Hobbies: Sleeping in her bed at the front desk, stealing chairs when someone gets up, eating, sitting in the laps of the GVPH Staff, and occasionally chasing toys.
   At GVPH:  Team member since November 2016.