Preiser Animal Hospital would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, your family, and your special family member to our website. As you continue to browse and explore our website, it is our hope that you will learn more about our dedication to your family and the quality veterinary medicine and service we provide.

Our goal here at Preiser Animal Hospital has always been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. PreiserAnimal Hospital displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us.

Fear Free Certified Professionals

Some of our staff are Fear Free Certified! This means that our mission is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.

Rest assured that when you bring your pets to Preiser Animal Hospital, we will ensure a Fear Free experience.

YOUR PETS, OUR FAMILY.

Preiser Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets. We provide friendly, informative, and supportive services for you and your pet, while maintaining a superior working environment for our employees.

MEET OUR TEAM!

Dr. Kristine Preiser

DVM
Dr. Preiser's Bio
The daughter of veterinarian and hospital founder Dr. Herbert Preiser, Dr. Kristine Preiser has been the medical director of Preiser Animal Hospital since 2007. Kristine played Division I soccer at Iowa State and at the University of Montana where she also earned a BS in Biology with an emphasis in Zoology and a minor in Philosophy. Kristine attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and then completed her clinical year at Washington State University where she graduated in 2007. Before becoming a veterinarian, Kristine held a number of different jobs including wilderness firefighter in the Tally Lake Ranger District in Montana; soccer coach in IL, MT, & AK, including the Olympic Development Program and the Head Women’s Coach of the St. Kitt’s and Nevis National Team for over 3 years; worked as a team member on the wolf reintroduction program through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Department in Grand Teton National Park for a winter season; spent 1 year teaching the ways of the wilderness with troubled youths in Montana to encourage a positive lifestyle (AYA), and she also was a substitute teacher and Youth Soccer coach in Alaska for 2 years.

In her free time, Kristine enjoys reading and painting, playing any sports and anything outdoors, especially soccer and golf, and backpacking, skiing, hiking, kayaking, and camping with her dogs Roux, Bug, and Zwieback, and squeaking with her guinea pig Nome. When at home, her hobbies include organic gardening, raising chickens, beekeeping, reading, and stamp collecting and scrapbooking for her daughter. In 2019 she and Brett had their first child Charlotte Elisabeth and they both can’t wait to teach her the wonders of nature and animals!! You may also meet her rescue cat Kenai when you come to the animal hospital. Giving back to the community is important to Dr. Preiser; she has recently started a therapy farm in Northern Illinois for both people and animals, pursuing her wildlife license to help any and all animals heal both physically and mentally. She volunteered as medical director of Heartland Animal Shelter from 2007 to 2018, taking pride in treating every shelter animal like her own and not just a number. Her veterinary interests include surgery, geriatric medicine, wildlife, orthopedics, exercise rehabilitation, holistic medicine, and reproduction. She is also a huge Rory McIlroy and Bayern Munich fan!! She moved back to the Midwest to be closer to her father, but her heart and passion lie in the Northwestern mountains. Someday she’ll be reunited with the wilderness, she says! 🙂 While she loves what she does in her practice, her dream job would be Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet! If you watch that show, you’ll know why!

Jaimie

Technician Team Leader
Jaimie's Bio
Jaimie joined Preiser Animal Hospital family back in February of 2005. She graduated in 2000 from Oregon State University with a degree in Wildlife Biology and that began the start of her career with animals. In 2001, she signed on with the U.S, Fish & Wildlife Service as a team member on the Greater Yellowstone Area Wolf Reintroduction project. After working there for 2 years, Jaimie took a position with the U.S. Forest Service doing flying squirrel surveys in Alaska. Eight years after leaving IL, Jaimie made the decision to move back home to be closer to her family. Outside of work she enjoys playing soccer and going to Blackhawks games, but she’s always up for anything outdoors. Living out west for 8 years has given her a greater appreciation of the beautiful things nature has to offer. Jaimie has 2 cats, Wrigley and Odie that are also Heartland Animal Shelter alumni and 2 dogs, McKinley and Chico. Did you know Jaimie is a carboholic??

Elsie

Certified Veterinary Technician
Elsie's Bio
Since joining our team at Preiser Animal Hospital in 2015 her mind and her heart have been opened to so many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of the families and their companions.

She attended Fox College Vet Tech Institute and is proud to be a Certified Vet Technician.

She enjoys living a very exciting life, always trying new food and going on adventures; but being a mom is her happiest journey yet, and her Son gives her an excuse to act silly! Lifting and running keeps her fit, but dancing is her favorite way to maintain good cardiovascular fitness!

Elsie’s Zoo features Polly Miller, 14 yr old Quaker Parrot, Troy, 2 yr old Jack Russel Terrier, Alec,2 yr old, Bearded Dragon and Oscar, 2 yr old Leopard Gecko.

Elsie is blessed knowing she has a whole team of amazing people with the same passion and goals in their hearts as she does for the veterinary field. We are blessed to have Elsie on our team, come in and meet her and you will agree with us on how compassionate, caring, and will do anything to make your pet and you comfortable here at the hospital!!

Russell

Veterinary Assistant
Russell's Bio
Russell joined Preiser Animal Hospital in May of 2016. Russell is from Mundelein, Illinois and is taking classes part-time Biology at Northeastern University. Russell grew up with a labrador, Bluto, named after Senator John Blutarski and would really like to one day own a french bulldog. In his spare time, Russell loves playing and watching sports, especially Bulls and White Sox games. He also loves the outdoors whether it be hiking, biking, or camping. Russell has loved working in the veterinary field ever since starting off as an assistant in 2012 at an ER. Russell is glad to be a part of the Preiser team!

Amy

Certified Veterinary Technician
Amy's Bio
Amy joined the team in October of 2016, she graduated from vet tech institute in 2011 and is a certified veterinary technician. She has been working with animals since she was in high school. Amy has worked with a variety of species including birds, rabbits, reptiles, and wildlife. Amy lives with her husband, 3 small children, a lab named Claire, and a bunny named Charley Anderson. Amy enjoys scrapbooking in her spare time.

Dani

Veterinary Assistant
Dani's Bio
Dani joined our team in March of 17. Dani is very ecstatic and honored to be here with such amazing and passionate people! She’s currently working as both the receptionist and training to be a Technician. She studied with Penn Foster online schooling in Animal Behavior and Restraint for one year, and she’s teaching our team all that she’s learned. Her next goal is to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Her passion is to help animals get the best care and treatment they need.  When Dani is not working she likes to bartend, go boating and fishing, and listen to music (her favorite is Beyonce). Her favorite food is pasta. The first thing you’ll notice about Dani is her smile and her positive energy with everything she does! Ask her about her python snake Lola! 🙂

Katie

Veterinary Assistant
Katie's Bio
Born into a family with Siberian Huskies and Thoroughbreds, her love of animals began early. It was always her dream to work with animals as well as humans, and in 2011, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BS in pre-veterinary medicine. She spent the next 3 years studying chiropractic medicine at National University of Health Sciences. It was at this time when she lost the first of her 4 miniature dachshunds, Kali, and Kolby, Jessica, and Rascal, were soon to follow. It was in this moment that she dedicated her life to saving animals that could not save themselves. Outside of work, she spends all of her time at the stable, riding as many horses as she can. She has been riding and competitively showing jumping horses for 20 years. She has a 22-year-old Thoroughbred, Magic, and a Labrador Retriever puppy, Lola. She loves traveling, so much so that she was a student ambassador for the state of Illinois in 2006. She also loves attending Blackhawks games and Bears games, as well as attending concerts, and enjoying anything that allows her to spend time in the water. The first thing you’ll notice about Katie is her kindness and willingness to listen, come in and meet her!

Javier

Veterinary Assistant
Javier's Bio

Javier’s full bio is coming soon, but did you know he was a veterinarian in Bolivia?? The first thing you’ll learn and notice about Javier is he is so genuine and kind. He came to the US with his wife 3 years ago and is working on his prerequisites to get certified in the US as a veterinarian. Javier loves all animals big and small! More information on Javier coming soon! 🙂 

Maria

Client Service Coordinator
Maria's Bio
I have always had a passion for animals. For years I wanted to enter the veterinary field except it was never the right time. I have a background in retail, real estate and banking. It wasn’t until 2016 that I decided to take the plunge and began my studies at Penn Foster to be a Veterinary Assistant. I joined the Preiser Animal Hospital family in November 2017. I am currently studying tobe a Veterinary Technician. I live in Des Plaines with my husband and daughter and our two cats: Roxy and Boggie; and three dogs: Silver & Ms.Toto (Heartland alumni) and Kookie.

Brad

Kennel Attendant Extraordinaire
Brad's Bio

If any of you use our boarding services, you know Brad! Brad has been loyal to Preiser Animal Hospital for over 20 years!! He is a quiet and gentle person that is very in tune with our boarders – dogs and cats alike! He enjoys going to the gym and pizza. He rescued his cat Whitey almost 3 years ago now.

Karen

Front Desk Technician
Karen's Bio
Karen is new to the Preiser Animal Family this January but has worked in the veterinary field as a front desk technician for the last 12 years at another animal hospital. Karen is mom to 2 dogs and 3 kitties that are all rescues. She enjoys the outdoors and likes to hike and play golf (although she does admit she’s not quite ready for the LPGA). She loves to just pack up the pups and go on a spur of the moment road trip (she wonders, “where to I find the big ball of twine?”) She also loves her Chicago teams: she is a Bear, Sox and most of all Chicago Blackhawks fan! #2 is her fav!

Karen says the best part about her job is going to be getting to know all of you and your 4 legged family members and that no two days are ever the same. Please come in and meet Karen–she ALWAYS has a genuine smile on her face!

Kenai and Miss Priscilla!

Welcome Committee
Welcome Committee Bio
We have quite a welcome committee here at Preiser Animal Hospital. Although rarely will you ever see all 3 of them in one room at one time there are 3 black cats that roam the halls of Preiser Animal Hospital. Chugach (aka Chewie) and his sister, Kenai came to Preiser Animal Hospital as strays once upon a time. Dr. Preiser took one look at their big orange eyes and fell in love instantly. Unfortunately, her German Shepherd had different aspirations for them.  And for that reason, they came to call the hospital home.  And it truly is their home. About a year later, along came a kitten named Priscilla, also a stray, and Chewie was instantly smitten. Shortly after her arrival, Priscilla injured her arm and required a little more TLC. Chewie nursed her back to health and they have been living happily ever after since. Chewie can usually be found either on the sign-in clipboard or laying in the outgoing mailbox. Kenai is the brains of the operation.  She is also our interior decorator at times, using her nails to help re-design the upholstery. As for Miss Priss. She is less enthusiastic about dogs so she tends to take cover until things quiet down.  But when no one is around you will find her stretched out on the waiting room floor with her belly waiting to be petted or begging for water at the faucet (she has us trained quite well).

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ADDRESS

2975 N. Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
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HOURS

Mon: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tues: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wed: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thurs: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed

CONTACT

Phone: 847-827-5200
Fax: 847-827-7176
Email: preiseranimalhospital@gmail.com