Our Team

The mission of VCA Cairo Animal Hospital is to provide the most advanced veterinary care in a professional environment that is warm, compassionate, and respectful.
We believe a cornerstone of our success is the continued professional growth of the staff and a commitment to teamwork.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. 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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Steven Cairo
DVM Veterinarian

Dr. Steven Cairo graduated from the University of Illinois in 1976. He started working at Cairo Animal Hospital, then called Kohn Animal Hospital, in 1978. The clinic has been treating animals in Highland Park since 1954, when Dr. Leonard Kohn first opened it. Dr. Cairo became part owner of the practice in1981, and became full owner in 1986 after Dr. Kohn retired. He partnered with VCA in 2011.

Special Interests: While he practices general medicine and surgery, Dr. Cairo's main interests include internal medicine, G.I. and endocrine diseases, soft tissue surgery, and wellness care.
In his spare time he is a sailin...

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Paula Lindsley
CVT Technician Supervisor

Paula obtained her degree as a certified veterinary technician from Parkland College in 1984 and has been working at VCA Cairo Animal Hospital since 1992.
In 2002, she became interested in equine pain management through massage and became a registered professional member of International Association of Massage and Bodywork. Her modalities include massage and reiki techniques incorporating essential oils as necessary. While this endeavor started as an equine interest, she also provides her services for dogs in need of rehabilitation or massage therapy.
Paula's main hobby is caring for her horses, Megan-the perfect ...

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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.


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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