VCA Aurora Animal Hospital

Aurora Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Terry Medinger

    Medical Director
    Board Certification: DACVIM
    Veterinary School: Iowa State University

    Terry Medinger, DVM, MS, DACVIM graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 and was in private practice in the Chicagoland area for 3 years. He completed a small animal ...
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  • Neil Farber

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Dr. Farber graduated from the University of Illinois in 1976 and entered a small animal practice. He has a special interest in dentistry. He and his wife currently live with a greyhound, 6 cats, ...
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  • Margaret Guzinski

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Dr. Guzinski graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. In 2007 she graduated from an internship at Tufts University. Dr. Guzinski has practiced in Rhode Island ...
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  • Brenda Hemken

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Graduate School: Eastern Illinois University

    Dr. Hemken worked as an environmental consultant and later as a high school math and science teacher before deciding to attend veterinary school. Since graduation from University of Illinois, she ...
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  • Mary Priebe

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Iowa State University

    Dr. Priebe grew up in Iowa and attended Iowa State University for both undergrad and veterinary school. She started practice in a mixed practice in Wisconsin then moved with her husband to Illinois ...
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  • Laura Sweet

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Michigan State University

    Dr. Laura Sweet graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  After graduation, she went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery ...
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Aurora Animal Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 630-301-6100. We are located at 2600 West Galena Blvd. Aurora, IL 60506.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.
 

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