Cary Grove Animal Hospital

374 Crystal St.
Cary, IL 60013


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Office Manager & Certified Veterinary Technician

Shauna joined Cary Grove Animal Hospital in June 2012 when we were first established!  She comes with a vast amount of experience within the veterinary profession.  She is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) graduating from Central Carolina Community College in 2006.  She has been in practice since graduation and previously worked with Dr. Fritz in Woodstock, IL before joining the Cary Grove Animal Hospital.

Shauna's special interests include dentistry, surgery and client education.  She has completed post graduate training in the field of dentistry and dental radiology.  She also has assisted Dr. Fritz in orthopedic surgeries for over 12 years.

Shauna always emphasizes the importance of client education and enjoys interacting with clients on a daily basis.  She was previously an instructor for the Veterinary Assistant program offered through McHenry County Community College.  She was responsible for course curriculum development and instruction in both the classroom and laboratory settings.

Shauna wears many hats at CGAH.  While her main focus is as a technician, she also serves as our office manager and was an integral part of the organization and grand opening of our hospital.  She is a member of the Chicago Area Veterinary Managers Association and Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association.

Shauna has a Plott Hound named Hank and when not at the hospital, she enjoys traveling with her husband Andy and cheering on the Green Bay Packers!


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Client Services Representative

Mackenzie joined the Cary Grove Animal Hospital in August 2012 with a passion for animals and helping people.  She will likely be the first person you will see at our front desk!  Mackenzie's positive, cheerful attitude is infectious and she is a vital part of our customer service oriented hospital.

Mackenzie enjoys interacting with clients on the telephone and in person to help educate them on our services and making sure all of their pet's needs are met.  She is also responsible for scheduling, organization of electronic medical records, and general reception duties.  She hopes to remain in the veterinary field for a long time, and enjoys learning new things and assisting the doctors and technicians.

Mackenzie is partial to our feline patients and currently has one of her own named Quinzel.  Mackenzie is a native to the area and currently resides in Barrington with her family.  When not at the hospital, she is active in the Kingdom Ministry School. 


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Veterinary Technician

Mary joined the Cary Grove Animal Hospital staff in May 2013.  She worked with Dr. Fritz previously and was excited to have the opportunity to progress her career in the veterinary field and join Cary Grove Animal Hospital.  Mary is a graduate of McHenry County College's Veterinary Assistant Program and has been in the profession for several years.  

Mary assists with both the medical and surgical care of the patients and is our lead exam room technician.  She enjoys client education, preventative health care, and is always ready to 'pitch in' where needed.  Mary also does a lot of phone communications with clients to be sure all patient's conditions are improving and all client questions are answered even after the visit.   

Mary lives in the area with her husband Rich, daughter Ashley and many pets including dogs, cats, and horses!  Mary and Rich also have a soft spot for Huskies!   


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Client Services Representative

April joined Cary Grove Animal Hospital in September 2013.  She is a long time animal lover and has owned several different dog breeds over the years - from Shar Peis to Bichons.  She brings many years of customer service experience to our staff and is a familiar face to our clients as our main receptionist.  She always makes sure all clients both new and old feel welcome and all of their needs are met. 

April is responsible for scheduling appointments, educating clients on our services, checking people in and out, and making sure the front office is running smoothly.  She enjoys interacting with our clients and their pets and getting to know them.  April has a great sense of humor and is always willing to lend a helping hand.

April is a long time resident of Cary and we are so fortunate to have her as part of the team! 


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Veterinary Technician

Gabby joined the Cary Grove Animal Hospital in February 2015.  She is an experienced Veterinary Technician bringing over 16 years of experience to our hospital.  She has had positions at several animal hospitals ranging from general practices to emergency hospitals and critical care departments. 

Gabby's main professional interests are in surgery and dental care for pets.  She is one of our surgical technicians and is responsible for patient care of all of our hospitalized patients.  She is highly skilled in anesthesia, surgical prep and assisting.  She is also trained in dental care including cleaning, polishing, charting and dental radiology.   She is responsible for surgical patient admits and discharges and communicates with clients both before and after their pet's surgery to make sure all questions are answered.

In addition to Gabby's surgical and dental technician duties, she is well versed in performing and interpreting laboratory tests and is a trained "feline advocate" which is additional training and skills in low-stress cat handling techniques. 

Gabby resides in the area with her husband, daughter, son, and several dogs!  We are glad she has joined the CGAH team and is a vital member of our technical staff. 



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Technician Manager & Certified Veterinary Technician

Karen joined Cary Grove Animal Hospital in September 2016.  She is a graduate of Parkland College in Champaign, IL and brings over 26 years of experience working in the veterinary field.  She most recently worked as a lead technician and department head at a specialty and emergency animal hospital in the area.  She was responsible for advanced care for pets having specialty surgeries performed as well as intensive care for critical patients.

At CGAH, Karen performs all aspects of technical care for our patients.  She is our main surgical technician and also works as an outpatient technician during general office visit appointments.  She has special interests and has completed continuing education in anesthesia and pain management as well.  Karen is also passionate about client education during visits and post operative care and instructions to make sure pet owners are well aware of how to care for their pets after surgery.

Karen has been a vital addition to our hospital and has a great up-beat personality.  She brings more experience in the veterinary field than any other staff member, yet constantly is striving to expand on her knowledge and skill sets.   Karen previously worked with Dr. Fritz at the emergency hospital several years ago and he was excited to have her join the Cary Grove Animal Hospital team!  She has also taken on manager responsibilities to make sure we offer top notch medical and surgical care to all of our patients. 

Karen is a long time resident of the area and resides with her husband and cats.       


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Veterinary Assistant

Malorie joined Cary Grove Animal Hospital in April of 2017.  She is new to the veterinary field, but had previous customer service experience and is a dog lover through and through!

Malorie is a vital member of our staff and assists both the doctors and technicians to provide care to all of our patients.  She has an incredible work ethic and has learned a great deal in a short period of time.  She is proficient in safe and low stress animal handling techniques, maintaining a sanitary facility, assisting with cleaning and sterilizing surgical instruments, and is our go-to person when you need help with anything!

Malorie lives in the area with her family and loved Shih Tzus!




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April B.

Veterinary Technician

April joined Cary Grove Animal Hospital in November of 2017.  She brings nearly 10 years of experience working in the animal field to our staff.  She started her career working at McHenry County Animal Control where she was responsible for the medical care of animals at the facility as well as promoting pet adoptions.  After her time at Animal Control, she worked at another area animal hospital as a technician for several years.  She performed many duties there but most enjoyed client education and making sure the medical needs of their pets were met. 

Providing a comfortable experience for clients and their pets during medical appointments means the world to April.  She has a very calm and comforting demeanor that is appreciated by people and pets alike.  At CGAH, she is one of our main exam room technicians and helps with the day to day appointments.  She is well versed in lab sample collection and diagnostics, medication administration and client communications.  She also has a special interest in radiology as well as helping manage chronic illnesses of pets. 

April is happy to be a part of the CGAH team and always strives to expand her knowledge base within veterinary medicine and never stops learning!

She lives in the area with her family and furry family members of dogs, rabbits and other small mammals!


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Client Services Representative

Cyndi joined Cary Grove Animal Hospital in July of 2018.  More information coming soon!