Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Ark Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference. We have enthusiastic and experienced staff including two CVTs and a certified canine massage therapist. 

paw Team Spotlight
Lisa Cieply
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Cieply grew up south of Chicago and received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from U of I. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She has worked at VCA Ark for ten years developing her skills while cultivating the lasting relationships that make this job so rewarding. She became the Medical Director at VCA Ark Animal Hospital in 2016 and enjoys internal medicine and dentistry. She is a member of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Cieply loves to spend time with her pets: a five-year-old Chihuahua named Frida Marie, a three-year-old Boston Terrier named Professor Squiggy, a ten-year-old Yorkie mix named Gigi, and a Beta Fish named Snacks. Beyond devoting her time to animals, Dr. Cieply likes to watch sports, travel, and play golf.

Emily
Hospital Manager

Emily is the Hospital Manager at VCA Ark Animal Hospital. She has been a proud VCA Ark employee since 2010 and became the Hospital Manager in May 2016. Emily enjoys reading books, baking and cooking. She also loves spending time with all of her pets. Emily has a sixteen year old cat named Charlie, a fourteen year old Cocker Spaniel named Zoe, 2 two year old cats named Henry and Olive, and a four year old foster cat named Yoko, as well as Yellow Bellied Slider Turtle named Joey, and a Bearded Dragon named Booger.

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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