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Meet Our Doctors



Dr. Angela Duke


Dr. Duke began her career in medicine working as a paramedic in the early 1990s.  Her shift to veterinary medicine began when she decided to change careers and attend veterinary school in 1996.  Dr. Duke graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.  She has worked in Chicago for the past 16 years focusing on small animals including dogs, cats and all exotic pets.  Dr. Duke’s major focus is canine and feline medicine, however, she has a great interest in exotic pet medicine as well.  Dr. Duke has had the good fortune to train side by side with Dr. Sue Horton at Chicago Exotics in Skokie for four years and Dr. Pete Sakas at Niles Bird Clinic for three years, in addition to her extensive experience with dogs and cats. Duke Animal Hospital was opened by Dr. Duke in May 2011, initially as a house call practice and progressing into a permanent full scale veterinary facility which opened at 3941 N. Ashland in Chicago in April of 2012.  Duke Animal Hospital is a state of the art veterinary facility providing wellness care, emergency medical support and illness treatment for all pets. Dr. Duke’s vision includes caring for companion pets from their juvenile period through their geriatric years providing high quality medical care and guidance for the pet and their human partners.

 

  

 

 Dr. Duke is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association
  • Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
  • Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians
  • Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
  • Chicago Turtle Club
  • Chicago Herpetological Society
  • House Rabbit Society of Chicago
  • Greater Chicago Ferret Association
  • The Critter Corral


Dr. Janine Delia



Dr. Janine Delia grew up in New Jersey and graduated from The Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.  After graduation, she spent one year working in a very busy multi doctor small animal practice in New Jersey before moving to Chicago.  Dr. Delia joined Duke Animal Hospital as a full time associate veterinarian in August 2013.   Dr. Delia treats all species of companion pets including dogs, cats and all exotic pets.  She has a very special interest in managing gastrointestinal disease in dogs.  When she is not working, Dr. Delia’s hobbies include spending time with her fiance Cameron and 2 year old Bull Mastiff "Jax" along with baking and hanging out at the beach.

Dr. Elizabeth Davis


Dr. Elizabeth Davis graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.  She has worked at several very busy small animal practices since she graduated gaining invaluable experience treating all species of companion pets including dogs, cats and all exotic species.    Dr. Davis joined us at Duke Animal Hospital in January of 2016 and has become an integral part of our veterinary staff.  Dr. Davis has had many different species of pets during her lifetime and currently shares her home with her Amazon Parrot, Amanita, and her Golden Retriever, Duncan.  When she is not at work, she enjoys taking Duncan on short trips in nature, photography, reading, and loves dancing. 


Dr. Arian Santiago



Dr. Ashley Alore



Meet our Practice Manager



Katie

Practice Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician



Katie has been our Practice Manager since November 2015.  She graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an AS in Veterinary Technology and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2004. She enjoys veterinary dentistry, taking on leadership roles in the veterinary practice, and helping doctors and staff to be successful and efficient while providing a positive experience for our clients and patients.  Her dog Frida and cat Smeaton are both 14 years old and have traveled with her from Chicago to Iowa then out to Oregon and now back to Chicago again. Her favorite thing to do outside of the clinic is to spend quality time with her pets, husband, son, and family from her home state of Iowa.

Meet our Staff



Cindy

Veterinary Technician


Cindy began working with Dr. Duke when Duke Animal Hospital was a house call practice.  She has been working as a technician for 15 years and loves what she does! When not helping our patients, Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband, four children, granddaughter, and 2 dogs, Sparky and Mickey. She is an avid movie buff, and relaxing on the couch with family while watching movies is a favorite pastime.


Jamie

Certified Veterinary Technician


Jamie has been a resident of Chicago for 10 year. Jamie is a recent graduate of Vet Tech Institute at Fox College and a Certified Veterinary Technician.  Aside from working at Duke Animal Hospital, Jamie is also a volunteer with the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League.  Jamie has a music and theater background and is also a graduate of Second City Training Center where she studied improvisation and comedy writing.  In her free time she enjoys writing, performing stand-up comedy, karaoke, and spending time with her cat Stinky.


Corinne

Veterinary Technician


Corinne came to Duke Animal Hospital during the summer of 2015 to complete her practicum in the Veterinary Technician program at Fox College. It was a great fit and she started full time after graduation! With a background in the music industry, Corinne likes to spend her free time going to see local bands perform and reading, while hanging with her Great Dane, Stryder and her three cats, Van Gogh, Mortimer and Bellatrix.


Nolan

Veterinary Technician



John

Veterinary Technician



Jenny

Veterinary Technician


Jenny Ciesla has been with Duke Animal Hospital for several years, and has been working in the veterinary field for over 13 years.  She enjoys Internal Medicine and also works full time as a technician in the Internal Medicine Department at Med Vet.  She has 2 pitbulls at home, one 4 year old and one 2 year old.  In her free time she enjoys playing sports and running.


Kristy

Receptionist


Kristy joined the Duke Animal Hospital Team as a receptionist shortly after the hospital opened. She comes from a background of animal lovers, as her family currently has 9 dogs ranging from Min Pins to a Great Dane! Her own, Diva, is a lovable Great Dane Mix. Kristy loves to go out dancing and does so as often as possible.


Natalie

Receptionist


Natalie has been a receptionist with us since the fall of 2015.  She graduated from Western Michigan University with a BS in Human Resource Management.  She also has her Veterinary Assisting Certification from Vet Med Team.  Natalie is originally from Yorkshire England, and calls Bloomfield Hills, MI her hometown in the US.  She has lots of pets, a dog named Milo, a cat named Esme, Elvis the Hedgehog, Lizzie McGuire the Bearded Dragon, Bean the Turtle, and Sparrow the Hamster.  She loves exotic veterinary medicine, especially rabbits and in her free time, she enjoys traveling and she collects antiques.


Daisy

Receptionist


Daisy started in the summer of 2015 as a receptionist.  She will be graduating soon from DePaul University as a health science major with a concentration in bioscience and a minor in Spanish. She has a dog and a turtle. She loves working at Duke Animal Hospital because she gets to spend more time around pets, and there is always something new and exciting to learn about animal health.


Sally

Receptionist


Sally is a lifelong animal lover and has lived with a variety of pets over the years.  Originally from the east coast, she and her husband Niles are happy to call Chicago home.  Sally and Niles currently have 3 cats, Celeste (pictured), Ella and Raven.


Alicia

Receptionist



Christina

Veterinary Assistant


Christina Antipas has been working for Duke Animal Hospital since the summer of 2014. She recently graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and is currently interviewing to attend Veterinary School.  She hoped to one day specialize in exotic animal medicine.  Portokali and Toula are her 2 cats, and Misty is her dog.  Christina enjoys spending time with her pets, working out, and loves the experience she gets working in all areas of the clinic at Duke Animal Hospital.


Ivelisse

Veterinary Assistant


Ivelisse has been working at Duke Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant and Kennel Attendant since 2014.  She is currently a student at Triton College majoring in Veterinary Medicine.  She has 3 birds, 2 dogs - both Shih Tzu mixes, and a Chameleon.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing softball and volleyball, and spending time with her friends.

Gabby

Veterinary Assistant


Gabby is a native Chicagoan but someday wants to live in the country with animals of her own. She has wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was young, and hopes to someday get the opportunity to work with wildlife. In her down time, she enjoys photography, cooking, and being outdoors.  Gabby is also the proud care taker of “The Cat”, a friendly stray cat who has taken up residence in her back yard.