VCA Bolingbrook Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Kristyn Mertens

    Kristyn began her veterinary technician career in 1996 as a kennel worker at a local animal shelter. She was quickly promoted to an adoption agent. Eventually, she graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Parkland College in 2000 received her Certification of Veterinary Technology, CVT. She worked in biomedical research at University of Illinois’ Biologic Resources Lab. As the surgical and technical supervisor, she gained her appreciation for surgery as well as being a part of research which benefits many lives. Kristyn refocused her passion of research on to cardiac research at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. She worked with cardiac surgeons specializing in heart failure and VAD systems. She joined the VCA family in 2008 working at VCA Berwyn Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital. She worked in the Surgery Department, scrubbing into many complicated cases, including total hip replacements. In 2010, Kristyn transferred to VCA Bolingbrook in hope to share her experiences and knowledge with her fellow Technicians. Kristyn lives in Downers Grove with her husband, Erik, daughter Sydney and many pets.

  • Technician

    Jessi Coleman

    Jessi has worked for VCA Bolingbrook for 6 years now. She has always known she wanted to work with animals. She began her career in Kennel but was soon promoted to Receptionist. In 2008 she became a Technician. Jessi's future goal is to enter a Vet Tech program to get certified. Her favorite task is performing dental cleanings and she's always looking to learn new things. Jessi lives in Naperville with her fiance and 2 dogs.

  • Technician

    Linda Nemeth

    Linda started off as a registered nurse, but she wanted to work with animals instead. So she began her career as a Technician with VCA Bolingbrook 26 years ago! She's married with 1 son who's a SSGT in the army. She is the proud owner of 3 cats and 2 dogs. One of her dogs, Mack, is a therapy dog at Edwards Hospital. He is also a licensed R.E.A.D. (reading, education, assistant) dog. Her other one, Helen, is in training to become a therapy dog!

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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, you may contact:

VCA Aurora at (630) 896-8541 - 2600 West Galena; Aurora

VCA Arboretum View at (630) 963-0424 - 2551 Warrenville Rd; Downers Grove