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VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital

VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital

2845 S Harlem Ave | Berwyn , IL 60402

Call 708-683-9983
Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Cancer Treatment (Chemotherapy)
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology (Skin Care)
  • In-house Lab & Pharmacy
  • Geriatrics (Senior Pet Care)
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital, an AAHA-accredited veterinary facility, has been welcoming pets and their caregivers in the community for over 50 years and we want to welcome you to our hospital. Our four friendly, experienced General Practice veterinarians look forward to caring for your dog, cat or other animal through all their different life stages.

All of our team members are trained to the highest standards with knowledge of the latest medical practices and procedures to ensure that your pet gets the best in preventative care and treatment.

Appointments are available 7 days a week and we are also open after hours 7 days a week for emergencies.

We provide after hour emergency services, primary care services such as health exams, vaccinations, spays/neuters, and pet grooming as well as specialty veterinary services such as internal medicine, radiology, chemotherapy, Ekg, oncology, surgery, and ultrasound.

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Jamie Melin, DVM, Medical Director
Jamie Melin, DVM, Medical Director

Dr. Melin graduated from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical work at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. She began her veterinary career as a veterinary assistant and technician in the Chicagoland area before attending veterinary school. Following graduation, she worked as a pathology lab technician and was an oncology research intern at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Madison prior to returning to clinical work in Chicago.

Dr. Melin has lived in the Chicagoland area for most of her life. She has a strong interest in emergency medicine, surgery, internal medicine and client education. Over the years she has worked at other VCA hospitals but finds VCA Berwyn to be unique and a great fit for her. When she is not working, Dr. Melin enjoys spending time with her family, participating in outdoor activities and traveling.

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Christa Baumgartner, DVM
Christa Baumgartner, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Animals have always been Dr. Baumgartner�s passion. She has lived with housefuls of animals for most of her life. She believes all animals bring a joy and completeness to our lives that is so basic yet so complex; our lives are touched permanently by every relationship we have with our pets.

Dr. Baumgartner has been a general practice veterinarian with VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital since 1997. Her practice focuses on sick pet care, wellness, education and consultation to enhance and sustain quality life for all pets and their relationships with their human families. She also serves as an emergency veterinarian, providing rapid and complete assessment of illness and injury while helping owners deal with stressful decisions regarding diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Baumgartner�s background also includes veterinary experience with Palatine Animal Hospital and Sauganash Animal Hospital. In addition, she served as a veterinary assistant for several years while in high school and college.

Dr. Baumgartner graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. While at the U of I she was on the dean�s list and was a member of Phi Zeta, the Veterinary Honor Society. She received the Salisbury Scholarship and the Robert B. Gruelle Award for Excellence in Small Animal Medicine. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Illinois Chicago.

She lives with her husband and two children in the western suburbs of Chicago. She has two cats and two Catahoula mixed breed dogs - all rescues.

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Akiko Koshino, DVM, DACVIM/Oncology
Akiko Koshino, DVM, DACVIM/Oncology

Veterinary Specialist

Dr. Akiko Koshino is a board certified oncologist who works at both VCA Berwyn and VCA Aurora. She received her Bachelor's of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tokyo in 2005. Before moving to the United States, she worked as a general practice clinician in Yokohama, Japan. Upon her move, she completed the Clinical Training Program at Louisiana State University and a small animal rotating internship at Iowa State University. With a strong interest in oncology, Dr. Koshino went on to complete an Oncology internship at Western Veterinary Specialist Emergency Centre in Calgary, Canada. and a medical oncology residency at Michigan State University.

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Christina Novak, DVM
Christina Novak, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Christina Novak is from the Chicago-land area. She attended DePaul University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Novak graduated from the Ross University school of Veterinary Medicine and spent her clinical year at the University of Florida. Dr. Novak enjoys hiking, biking, diving and reading. We are excited that Dr. Novak joined our team in the spring of 2012.

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Stephanie Orzyp, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Stephanie Orzyp, DVM attended Western Michigan University on a teaching assistant scholarship in Medical Anthropology when she decided to put her graduate studies on hold when she was accepted into veterinary school to pursue her life long dream. Dr. Orzyp received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 after performing her clinical rotational year at the University of Illinois. Dr. Orzyp began working in emergency and critical care right after graduation and has never looked back! In addition to emergency medicine, Dr. Orzyp's interests include neurology and internal medicine.

Outside of work Dr. Orzyp enjoys traveling overseas, boating, and spending time with her son and her pets.

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Taryn Robinette, DVM
Taryn Robinette, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Robinette is a Florida native, who recently relocated to the Chicagoland area to pursue her love of veterinary medicine. Dr. Robinette obtained her undergraduate degree in Microbiology & Molecular Biology from the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. As an undergrad, Dr. Robinette was active in her sorority, Chi Omega, as well as being a volunteer at numerous local animal shelters. Dr. Robinette also completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) While obtaining her DVM, she was involved in numerous organizations including PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. She also continued her volunteer work at local shelters during this time.

Upon completion of her DVM degree, Dr. Robinette worked in General Practice for 2 years before embarking on a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. Dr. Robinette is thrilled to continue her work with the VCA family at VCA Berwyn.

She is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical Society. Dr. Robinette's clinical interests include internal medicine and shelter medicine.

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Lynn Schmeitzel, DVM
Lynn Schmeitzel, DVM

Veterinary Specialist

Lynn Schmeitzel is a 1981 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She interned at University of Pennsylvania and was boarded by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1988, after completing a dermatology residency at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Schmeitzel was Assistant and Associate Professor of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine from 1984 until 2000 when she developed her dermatology consultant referral practice.

She is past president of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology and is a member of the AVMA, American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association and Virginia Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Schmeitzel has been a visiting consultant for VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital since 2001.

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