Our Team

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

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Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Christa Baumgartner
DVM Medical Director

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 and became Medical Director in 2019. Her practice focuses on sick pet care and wellness, along with education and consultation to enhance and sustain quality life for all pets and their relationships with their human families. She also serves as an acute care veterinarian, providing rapid and complete assessment of illness and injury while helping owners deal with stressful decisions regarding diagnosis and treatment.

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/MONY 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 in the western suburbs of Chicago. She has two young cats, Phoebe & Jellybean, as well as an energetic rescued German Short-haired Pointer named Smudge.

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.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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