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

Christy Cooper, DVM

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

Lisa Preston, DVM

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

Melissa Buggie, DVM

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

Associate

Andrea Flanagan, DVM

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

Katrin Asbury, DVM

I graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. While in…

Melissa Dunn, DVM

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

Office Manager

Shirley Niebling

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

Technician Manager

Magdalene Amanatidis, BS, RVT

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

Registered Veterinarian Technician

Alena Rau, RVT

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

Emily Shilling, RVT

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

Susan Rafacz, RVT

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

Clinic Mascot

Herbie

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