Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Schaumburg 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.

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.

paw Team Spotlight
Joseph DeSa
DVM Medical Director
Dr. DeSa grew up in the Dominican Republic and then lived in Puerto Rico for several years. In 2005, he obtained his first job as a veterinary technician after volunteering throughout the summer in a small animal hospital. Dr. DeSa continued this while pursuing his bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. DeSa went back to his home country in 2008 and obtained his degree in veterinary medicine in June 2012. As part of this degree, he had to complete a doctorate thesis, focused on comparing variables associated to canine arterial hypertension. Dr. DeSa came to the Chicago area shortly after graduation, started working in various small animal hospitals as a veterinary technician and enrolled in the PAVE program of the AAVSB. Between 2012 and 2013, Dr. DeSa took and passed all his veterinary licensing board exams.

In September 2014, Dr. DeSa left VCA Schaumburg Animal Hospital to pursue a veterinary clinical year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which he completed in September 2015. This fulfilled the last requirement of PAVE's (AAVSB) certificate process, which enabled the acquirement of an Illinois veterinary license. As part of this clinical year, he completed an anesthesia and pain management focused externship at the Buffalo Grove Specialty Center and a two-week externship in VCA Schaumburg Animal Hospital. Dr. DeSa enjoys spending time with his wife and family and talking in Spanglish with his dogs Henry, Mia and Watson.
Jillian Naleck
Hospital Manager - Heartland 04 Area Manager
Jillian has been in the veterinary field for many years. She enjoys working with a great team that provides high quality animal care. Jillian also enjoys getting to know all of our clients and their furry family members. She has many furry family members as well. These adorable critters range from small to big, and Jillian is always willing to give a helping hand out to anyone or any animal in need. In her spare time Jillian enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to country concerts, and being outdoors in the sunshine. These are a few of her favorite activities, as well as riding her 2007 GSX-R 600 motorcycle.


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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