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!

Owner/Veterinarians

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Christy Cooper, DVM

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

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

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

Associate

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Andrea Flanagan, DVM

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

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

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

Dr. Melissa Dunn graduated from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Her undergraduate…

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…

Technician Manager

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Magdalene Amanatidis, BS, RVT

Attended Purdue University, receiving her BS in Veterinary Technology graduating in 2003. Her studies focused…

Registered Veterinarian Technician

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Alena Rau, RVT

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

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

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

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

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 Technology. Holly…

Clinic Mascot

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MEET OUR HERBIE! Herbie is our clinic kitty. He came to us from someone who…