Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of St. John Animal Clinic in St. John! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at (219) 365-8531 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!


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    Christy Cooper, DVM

    Graduated from Purdue’s School of Veterinarian Medicine in 2003. She also received a…
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    Lisa Preston, DVM

    Received her DVM from Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. During that…
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    Melissa Buggie, DVM

    Graduated from Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. While attending Purdue…


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    Andrea Flanagan, DVM

    Dr. Flanagan is an associate veterinarian. She received her DVM from Purdue’s School of…
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    David Austin, DVM

    Received his DVM from Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1971. He interned at…
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    Katrin Asbury, DVM

    I graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. While…
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    Melissa Dunn, DVM

    Dr. Melissa Dunn graduated from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in…

    Office Manager

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    Shirley Niebling

    Started working at St. John Animal Clinic in 1988. She graduated from Purdue Calumet with…

    Clinic Supervisor

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    Sandi Teasdale

    Sandi is our Hospital Supervisor and the proverbial back bone of the clinic, as she has…

    Registered Veterinarian Technician

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    Alena Rau, RVT

    Recently graduated from Fox College-Vet Tech Institute in Tinley Park, IL receiving an…
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    Emily Shilling, RVT

    Attended Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL, receiving her Associates Degree and her RVT…
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    Rita Shinkel, RVT

    Attended Joliet Junior College in Joliet, IL. She received her Associate’s Degree and…
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    Susan Rafacz, RVT

    Attended Purdue University attaining her BS in Animal Science in 1977. She received her…

    Soon To Be! Registered Veterinarian Technician

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    Holly Hart, RVT

    Holly recently graduated from Purdue University in 2013 with her AS in Veterinary…

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