Meet Our Team

We’re fortunate to have such a fantastic 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 please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions at info@dundeeanimalhospital.com.

dr adamo: our team in kane county, il

Dr. Adamo, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Dundee

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 our team 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 avian and exotic vet care, internal medicine and surgeries.

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.

dr. kyle christensen

Dr. Christensen, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Dundee

Dr. Kyle Christensen grew up in Elgin, IL, and joined Dundee Animal Hospital in 2020. As valedictorian of his class at Augustana College, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology before being accepted for early admission to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  While studying for his doctorate at U of I, he served as Team Leader at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Wildlife Medical Clinic managing a team of veterinary and undergraduate students.  He also interned at both Grassland Veterinary Service in Wisconsin and South Town Animal Hospital in South Elgin.

Dr. Christensen’s goal as a veterinarian is to build strong relationships with his clients so that they can work as a team to ensure the wellbeing and maintain the health of their pets.  His areas of interest include small animal care, including exotics, teeth cleaning, and oncology.

Dr. Christensen’s family have been longtime clients of Dundee Animal Hospital, and while in high school, he spent a day shadowing with our very own Dr. Larson at our Elgin hospital.  In his free time, Dr. Christensen enjoys reading, running, knitting, and is a huge comic book fan.

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Dr. Gurevich, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Dundee (ER)

Dr. Leonid Gurevich joined our team as an emergency vet 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 emergency care. He also enjoys seeing pets in their home as a part of the mobile vet 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, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Algonquin

Raised in Menomonee Falls, WI, Dr. Kris Kamholz joined our team 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. Kersting, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Dundee

Dr. Matthew Kersting joined our team 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 a huge movie fan and an avid Peloton rider. He shares his home with his wife Beth, who is also a veterinarian, and their two sons Ryan and Owen. Their family also includes a Labrador Retriever named Gus, a Goldendoodle named Casey, and two cats named Pete & Ben.

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Dr. Knott, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Dundee (ER)

Dr. Kristi Knott grew up in Elgin, Illinois and her family pets were cared for at Dundee Animal Hospital. While earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences at University of Illinois, she worked as a veterinary technician at Dundee Animal Hospital during school breaks. She joined Dundee Animal Hospital's emergency staff in 2018 after graduating from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Knott has special interests in emergency medicine and surgery. Being able to help clients and their pets in a time of need is what makes this career rewarding for her. She understands that emergency visits can be stressful or scary and knows that clear communication is the best way to help patients and their owners.

Dr. Knott is Fear Free Certified.

When not at work, Dr. Knott enjoys recreational sports and exercise such as playing golf, tennis, softball, going kayaking on the Fox River, and doing Orangetheory Fitness workouts. She shares her home with her dog Snickers, who she adopted from a spay/neuter program during veterinary school and couldn't ask for a better furry friend!

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Dr. Larson, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Elgin

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, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Elgin

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 our team 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, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Elgin

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.

His special interests include internal medicine, anesthesia, and surgery.  In addition to treating dogs and cats, he also sees exotic pocket pets including rabbits, chinchillas, hedgehogs, ferrets, rats, and guinea pigs at our Elgin location.  In his free time, Dr. Lupo volunteers his time at 4 Paw Luv, a low-cost spay and neuter clinic that partners with the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago. This program is able to offer spay/neuter services to those who need a low-cost option for their animals (including feral cats and assisting small rescues).

Dr. Lupo and his wife share their home with a tortoiseshell cat, Liamuiga, and an Australian Cattle Dog Mix named Piper. When he’s not practicing medicine he enjoys kayaking, running, and paddleboarding.

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Dr. Maras, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Dundee

Dr. Aimee Maras joined our team 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.

Dr. Meverden

Dr. Meverden, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Dundee

Dr. Lexi Meverden grew up in Algonquin, IL before she earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science degree from The University of Illinois with a minor in Integrative Biology. During that time she worked as the medical intern for the Champaign County Humane Society, served as a companion animal nutrition researcher for over a year, and traveled to India in June of 2016 to work as a rabies consultant educating the public and mapping disease patterns. She accepted into the U of I College of Veterinary Medicine program in 2017 where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2021. 

 

Her volunteer work has taken her to Costa Rica as a surgical assistant for VIDA Volunteer Organization and she also spent two years as a student volunteer at the Wildlife Medical Clinic in Urbana.

 

In her off time, Dr. Meverden enjoys running with her pitbull mix dog named Quinn, cooking and baking (but mostly eating), and a good movie night. She's a huge fan of coffee and Marvel. 

 

Her interests in veterinary medicine include anesthesiology, emergency, and toxicology. However, she considers herself a "jack of all trades" and her goal in veterinary medicine is to provide the best outcome for her patients and clients while practicing the best medicine possible.

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Dr. Moderhack, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Dundee

Dr. Kelly Moderhack (formerly Dr. Kavanaugh) grew up in Yorkville, IL and traveled to Florida to complete her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology at the University of Miami. After she 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. Moderhack went on to earn her DVM at the University of Illinois in 2015. She 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. Moderhack is proficient in Spanish and enjoys working with our Spanish-speaking clients.

In her free time, Dr. Moderhack enjoys hiking, gardening, and anything that involves the outdoors, including horseback riding. She loves all dogs but has a special place in her heart for beagles and hounds. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their dogs Rilo and Tilly,  both hound mixes, and two cats, Lloyd and Lotus.

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Dr. Mulherin, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Dundee

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, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Algonquin

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 our team 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.

dr. pagor

Dr. Pagor, Veterinarian

Home Practice: Dundee (Surgery)

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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