VCA Lake Shore Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Amber Lynch


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Lisbeth Bastidas
    Veterinary Tech School: Fox College

    Lizbeth is a certified veterinary technician. Graduated from the veterinary technician institute at Fox College in 2013. She started working at VCA Lake Shore in August of 2013. She is "mom" to 3 cats and 2 dogs. She enjoys spending her spare time with her friends and family.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kelci Bushby
    Veterinary Tech School: Fox College

    Kelci Bushby is a Certified Veterinary Technician and obtained her degree from Fox College Vet Tech Institute. She was born and raised in the suburbs but her love for the city drew her to VCA Lakeshore early 2014. She is the caring owner of a cat and a rat. In her spare time she enjoys going out with her friends, attending social events, and being outdoors.  


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Alex Giannelli
    Veterinary Tech School: Fox College

    Alex has been a Certified Veterinary Technician at VCA Lakeshore Animal Hospital since January 2014. She graduated from Fox College Veterinary Technician Program in 2013. She loves exotic pets as well as cats and dogs. Alex is the mother of a wonderful bunny, and also spends her free time either relaxing or hanging out with friends and family.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Tina Phan
    Veterinary Tech School: Fox Valley

    Tina was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating with an Associates degree from the Vet Tech Institute of Fox College in May of 2012, she went on to pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam and become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has been working at VCA since June of 2012 and is especially fond of senior pets. At home, Tina and her husband serve a cat named Jeter and a spoiled shih-tzu named Bola. In her free time she enjoys comics, cartoons, video games, and crafting.


  • Technician

    Veronica Gutkowski


  • Technician

    Katherine Pittman


  • Technician

    ELizabeth V.

    Elizabeth V. joined VCA  Lake shore in 2008 starting off in kennel and working her way up.  She currently has two dogs, both Pit Mixes , Bosco and Buddy.  In her free time she enjoys rollerblading with her dogs, hanging out with her family and Hiking in the woods.  Buddy accompanies her to work every day and enjoys meeting random friendly dogs during his walks in the area.


  • Technician

    Erin Whalen

    Erin is one of our experienced technicians and is responsible for caring for pets after surgery into the evening hours as well as watching over the boarding animals.  She has been with Lake Shore Animal Hospital for many years and her aptitude for pet behavior, intuition, and attention to detail makes her one of our most valuable employees.

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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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately during our normal business hours.  If it is after hours, please contact Chicago Veterinary Emergency Services at 773.281.7110.  They are located at 3123 N. Clybourn in Chicago.

For PAWS new clients with an emergency, please contact VCA Berwyn at 708.749.4200.  They are located at 2845 S. Harlem in Berwyn.

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