Meet Our Veterinarians

We’re thrilled to have such a large staff of experienced veterinary professionals on our team and would love for you to learn more about them. If you’re new to our hospitals, take a few minutes to get more familiar with our doctors, and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

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Dr. Adamo

Dr. Danielle Adamo grew up in West Dundee, IL. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University Chicago and went on to earn her doctorate from Kansas State University in 2011. Dr. Adamo worked in the Chicagoland area before joining Dundee Animal Hospital in 2016. She is happy to be serving clients in the community she grew up in and loves!

Dr. Adamo feels the most important component of veterinary medicine is open and complete communication with pet owners. She strives to always show clients the utmost compassion towards their pet’s healthcare needs, and takes the time to help clients understand the health of their pet. Offering clients the best care and explaining the benefits of preventative medicine help Dr. Adamo achieve her goal to give her patients a longer and healthier life.

Dr. Adamo has special interests in exotic pet medicine, internal medicine and surgery.

When Dr. Adamo is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and son, as well as her large extended family that all live in the area. She also enjoys taking her Australian Shepherd mixes, Izzie and Reina, on long hikes in area parks.

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Dr. deHaas

Dr. Uta deHaas obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 at Purdue University in Indiana following her undergraduate work in biology and philosophy at Marian College in Indianapolis. Originally from eastern Germany, Dr. deHaas's dream of becoming a veterinarian was prompted by her love of animals and a television show about a veterinarian and her horse.

After obtaining her doctorate, Dr. deHaas worked in general medicine and emergency care in Anderson, Indiana and joined the Dundee Animal Hospital team in September 2006.

Dr. deHaas enjoys her work with companion animals and is most interested in animal behavior. She enjoys spending time with her husband Mike and their two dogs, eight cats, a chicken and two horses.

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Dr. Grott

Dr. Anne Grott completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University in Indiana. She joined Dundee Animal Hospital in 2005.

Raised in Union Mills, Indiana, Dr. Grott’s family owns a farm where she grew up with sheep, pigs, chickens, lots of cats and always a dog. This is where she gained an understanding of animal health and her desire to help companion animals grew.

Dr. Grott currently plays the saxophone in a community band and she met her husband in college where they both played in the Purdue All American Marching Band. When she’s not working, Dr. Grott and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with their daughter.

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Dr. Gurevich

Dr. Leonid Gurevich joined Dundee Animal Hospital as an emergency care doctor in 2000. His professional work experience began in the USSR following graduation from Vitebsk Veterinary Institute in 1985. Relocating to the United States, Dr. Gurevich attended the University of Missouri where he established his U.S. credentials and became certified through AVMA’s Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). In 1996, Dr. Gurevich completed an internship in small animal emergency and critical care at the Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee.

Dr. Gurevich has special interests in surgery and critical care. He also enjoys seeing pets in their home as a part of the house call services team.

Dr. Gurevich shares his home with his wife, son, and two daughters; their cats Fusa and Bagira; and their dog, Sch’muzle.

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Dr. Kamholz

Raised in Menomonee Falls, WI, Dr. Kris Kamholz joined Dundee Animal Hospital as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 following her graduation from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Kamholz worked as a Veterinary Technician at our hospital for two years while she completed her undergraduate studies at the Illinois Benedictine College. Dr. Kamholz enjoys all areas of veterinary medicine but has special interest in general medicine and diagnostics. Dr. Kamholz works at our Algonquin office.

A true fan of dog agility, she keeps her dogs Brody and Chief, an Irish Setter and Brittany Spaniel respectively, both active in the sport.

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Dr. Kavanaugh

Dr. Kelly Kavanaugh grew up in Yorkville, IL and traveled to Florida to complete her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology at the University of Miami. After Kelly realized she would not be around animals as much as she’d hoped with her current degree, she shifted her focus to prepare for veterinary school.

Dr. Kavanaugh went on to earn her DVM at the University of Illinois in 2015. Kelly has special interests in oncology, cytology and soft tissue surgery. Her favorite class while in veterinary school was a communications elective that showed her the importance of being able to effectively connect and relate with clients. Dr. Kavanaugh is proficient in Spanish and enjoys working with our Spanish speaking clients.

In her free time, Dr. Kavanaugh likes to hike, garden, and do anything that involves the outdoors, including horseback riding. Dr. Kavanaugh loves all dogs, but has a special place in her heart for beagles and hounds. Her dogs Rilo and Tilly are both hound mixes, and she also has two cats, Lloyd and Lotus.

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Dr. Kersting

Dr. Matthew Kersting joined Dundee Animal Hospital following his graduation from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Dr. Kersting’s love for animals led him to Bucknell University where he completed his undergraduate degree in Biology and Political Science to prepare for veterinary school.

Dr. Kersting has many interests in the field, including internal medicine and surgery, and has completed extensive training in ultrasonography.

In his time off, Dr. Kersting is an avid movie fan and he enjoys playing tennis. He shares his home with his wife Beth, who is also a veterinarian, and their two sons Ryan and Owen. Their family also includes two Labrador Retrievers named Gus and Ernie, and three cats named Pete, Ben and Woody.

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Dr. Larson

Dr. Jeremy Larson set his sights early on becoming a veterinarian and worked in the field for 10 years as a Veterinary Technician while he prepared for college. Dr. Larson completed both his undergraduate degree and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, and joined the Dundee Animal Hospital team in 2004.

Dr. Larson works in our Elgin office. His primary interest in the field is dermatology, with a focused interest in allergic skin diseases and chronic ear infections. He is proficient in video otoscopy to allow for more thorough evaluation and treatment of various ear conditions.

During his time away from work, Dr. Larson enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time with his wife, Lia, their three sons and their dog, Odin.

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Dr. Lathrop

Dr. Kelly Lathrop was born in Northern California and completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and Biochemistry at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Dr. Lathrop continued her education at Lincoln University in Canterbury, New Zealand, and completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. She joined Dundee Animal Hospital in 1999.

Her special interests are surgery and emergency medicine. Dr. Lathrop is also involved with WorldVets, a non-profit organization that provides veterinary aid to developing countries and veterinary disaster relief worldwide.

Outside of work, Dr. Lathrop enjoys many sport activities including bicycle racing and kayaking. She shares her home with two Labrador Retrievers, Stanley and Ernie.

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Dr. Lupo

Dr. Joe Lupo earned his Biology degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL in 2010. He took his veterinary studies to Ross University in the Caribbean on the island of St. Kits and completed his doctorate at the University of Illinois in 2014.

In his free time, he travels to Nicaragua and works at numerous spay and neuter clinics. His special interests include internal medicine, anesthesia, and surgery.

Dr. Lupo is getting married later this year and shares his home with a tortoise shell cat, Liamuiga, and an Australian Cattle Dog Mix named Piper. When he’s not practicing medicine he enjoys kayaking, running, and paddle boarding.

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Dr. Maras

Dr. Aimee Maras joined Dundee Animal Hospital in 1993 after completing her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. She continues to develop her interest in gerontology by collaborating with the Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation’s Center for Exceptional Longevity Studies. Together they study the oldest dogs in the US to better understand the secrets behind cancer resistance and highly successful aging.

Dr. Maras shares her home with three cats: Monica, Arangie and Sissy. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, home remodeling and swimming.

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Dr. Mulherin

Dr. Allison Mulherin is the youngest of four children and grew up in a home filled with many cats and dogs in Moline, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in 2010, where she spent a semester studying abroad in South America. She joined Dundee Animal Hospital following her graduation from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.

Dr. Mulherin’s areas of interest include client education, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and pain management.

She enjoys traveling, playing classical piano, and painting. She also loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her husband and two Rough Collies, James and Chloe.

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Dr. O'Brien

Dr. Eileen O’Brien was born in New York and moved several times in her childhood through Ohio, New York and Kentucky. Settling in Illinois, Dr. O’Brien attended the University of Illinois where she completed her undergraduate in Biology in 1992, and in 1997 obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

Working as a Veterinary Technician while in school, Dr. O’Brien gained an understanding of where she wanted to focus her efforts in this field and now has special interest in general medicine, surgery, dentistry and exotics. Unfortunately, she developed allergies to rabbits and guinea pigs, so she can no longer see those animals.

She loves working at Dundee Animal Hospital thanks to the wonderful staff and the amazing patients and clients she has met. Dr. O’Brien and her husband Kevin enjoy traveling, boating, reading and movies. They also live with a beautiful black cat named Darth Bubba.

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Dr. Pagor

Dr. Colleen Pagor received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 1994. Throughout veterinary school she developed a strong desire to focus on surgery. To further her knowledge and skills in surgery she completed a year-long surgical internship at Veterinary Specialty Centers.

In 1999 Dr. Pagor accepted a fellowship position at Purdue University with a focus in oncology. She currently limits her practice to surgery and performs a full array of advanced surgical procedures at our Dundee location.

Dr. Pagor, her husband Jason, and their children Trevor and Jessica share a home with Cairn terrier Endo; Henry, a miniature Australian shepherd; and three cats named Ozzy, Hairball and Yoshi. When she’s not working, Dr. Pagor enjoys home renovation, reading, crossword puzzles and organizing just about anything.

 

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Dr. Rusley

Dr. Mark Rusley was born and raised in North Dakota and attended St. Olaf College in Minnesota for his undergraduate degree. After completing his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1980, he was in private practice in California for two years. He returned to the Midwest to serve an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Illinois, and then joined the Dundee Animal Hospital team in 1983. Dr. Rusley works in our Algonquin office.

Dr. Rusley shares his home with four Golden Retrievers. In his spare time, Dr. Rusley is involved in the hobby of dog agility and travels with his dogs to participate in this sport.

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Dr. Volz

Dr. Samantha Volz grew up in St. Charles, Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College and earned her doctorate from the University of Illinois in 2017 before joining our practice. Her area of interest is emergency medicine, due to the fast-paced environment and the diversity of cases that are treated for emergencies.  

Dr. Volz has spent time volunteering at an animal shelter, a wildlife clinic and a “kidding” program on a goat farm. Her hobbies include kayaking, hiking and anything outdoors. She shares her home with her mutt, Remy, who keeps her on her toes and is her daily reminder of how strong the human-animal bond can be. Her dream is to have enough land to own a couple of goats.

Dr. Kersting is an excellent, well educated Veterinarian and person, very nice bed side manner. My husband and I highly recommend this Vet/hospital open 24/7. Never turn away anyone either, always willing to help and give advice too.
-Katie E.

First time here, and the whole staff was simply amazing! We were in, taken to the exam room, discussed the X-rays in just under an hour...The DR called me every few hours to keep me updated on my cat, we picked her up that evening and she is doing much better...Follow up with the cardiologist soon! But I would like to thank everyone here, who were so welcoming and sweet to us, especially since I was a total mess!!
-Tiffany K.

Could not be happier with our first visit. The staff was friendly and efficient. The vets are knowledgeable and all have a real compassion for animals and it shows! So glad that we found this place and our miniature Schnauzer named Schnitzel is too!
-Deborah L.

I pass several animal hospitals to reach this location. The staff is exceptional to me and has always treated my pets well.
-Dawn M.

My little Gina is 15 now and still going strong, thanks to the entire staff here. Gina has had a few problems that you have always managed to help her with, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
-Donna C.

Thank you for taking such great care of our dog early this morning in Dundee. He had a medical emergency and the staff couldn't have been more caring or professional.
-Sandra C.

Dr O'Brien is fantastic! She provides comprehensive, patient centered care with compassion. She is focused on heath maintenance and knows just when to provide effective interventions when problems arise. Her confidence, empathy and compassion make me feel more than comfortable in following her recommendations. Thank you Dr O'Brien for your service!
-Jessica V.

I’ve been taking my pets here forever. Always great care given and Dr. Kelly Kavanaugh is the absolute best!
-Kimberly O.

We'd been taking our litter mate pugs here since they were puppies, just under 14 years. We've always enjoyed the entire staff's pleasant, accommodating and professional attitudes. My family recently had to make the toughest decision there is regarding our beloved Chili. We will be forever grateful for the compassion they showed us and our sweet dog at the end of his days. A very special thanks to Dr Lupo, probably the kindest person we've ever met. It's obvious these people not only know what they're doing, they genuinely love animals. Thank you all so so much.
-Nicole S.

Had an emergency visit with this clinic today for our Schnoodle. Never have been here before but could not have been treated any better by the technicians and the vet on call. Nora and her family thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking care of our sweet girl.
-Tara A.

I've had some poor vet experiences before, but the staff and veterinarians at Dundee Animal Hospital are the most caring and trustworthy vets I've been to. I'll never take my pets anywhere else. You are the best!!! Thank you for awesome customer service and making me feel good about bringing my animals here.
-Leasha N.

The Algonquin location with Dr. Kristin Kamholz and Dr. Mark Rusley are both OUTSTANDING professionals and both have a very high level of skills! I am ALWAYS happy and satisfied with their service. I highly recommend to everyone to use this clinic to take care of their furry friends.
-Nikki L.

The doctors and staff at Dundee Animal Hospital have been providing our furry family members with excellent, compassionate care for more than 20 years. Thank you.
-Cheryl W.

I have seen pretty much seen every vet here and been here for emergency services. Everyone, including the front staff, the techs, and the vets are amazing. One of my dogs is a bit difficult, and they are always accommodating without judgment. I wouldn’t take my animals anywhere else!
-Lori P.

“The employees were so nice. They took us in right on time. Loved them.”
-Jessica C.

We came in on an early Sunday morning with my dog that needed an emergency procedure. Amazing vet, amazing staff, great care!
-Anna A.

The staff is very friendly and haven taken great care of our dog.
-Courtney A.

Love Dundee Animal Hospital and Dr Kersting! Thanks for all you do!
-Cris N.

Thank you to Dr. Kavanaugh for taking such great care of my 2 senior dogs, Frankie and Roma, over the past month. Her compassion and love have gone above and beyond and I am so grateful to her!
-Kirstin W.

The doc and staff were great. I felt that my girl was in caring hands from the time we came in to the follow up visit. Huge relief.
-Nicolas C.

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