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Meet The Staff

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. 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 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! Corinne's pets include her bulldog mix Torple and her three cats Van Gogh, Mortimer and Bellatrix.  With a background in the music industry, Corinne spends her free time going to see local bands perform along with reading, riding her bike, and camping/hiking.  Her eclectic likes include dinosaurs and terror birds, pathology, parasitology, math, puzzles, fractious cats, playing D & D, and jalapeno chips!


Nolan

Veterinary Technician


Nolan has been a Veterinary Technician with Duke Animal Hospital since early 2015.  His favorite thing about work is the close relationships he has developed with clients, patients and coworkers.  In his spare time he enjoys piano, paleontology, traveling and horror films.

Denise

Certified Veterinary Technician


Denise has been working as a veterinary technician since 2009 and joined Duke Animal Hospital in spring of 2016.  She couldn't be happier in her vocation and loves working together as a team to treat patients and gain the trust of our clients.  Her pet family includes her dog Diesel, a pit bull, her leopard gecko Fred and ball python Waffles.  In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, going to concerts and hanging out with Diesel at Montrose Dog Beach.

Joseph

Veterinary Technician


Joseph began working at Duke Animal Hospital in the fall of 2017.  At Duke Animal Hospital he likes learning new technologies and working with low stress handling techniques. His family includes Frank, a pit/lab/boxer mix.  When not at work he likes watching movies, traveling, swimming, reading books and playing board games.

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.  She also has a special interest in pet-sitting, photography, and cooking.


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 a dog named Milo, two cats - Esme and Negan, Elvis the Hedgehog, Lizzie McGuire the Bearded Dragon, and Belle a Lionhead Bunny.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, being a soccer fan for Manchester United, going to concerts, hiking, and spending time with her pets. 


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



Brittney

Receptionist


Brittney has been a receptionist at Duke Animal Hospital since summer 2017 after first being a client of the hospital. She enjoys learning about animal care as part of her job.  Her pets include her cats Pantalaimon and Kahlua Lu-Bear along with ferret Shimbleshanks.  Her hobbies and special interests include writing, with a high fantasy novel series in the works.  She also loves to draw, read tarot cards, and "Hobbit-ing" around town with long, leisurely strolls.

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 camping/hiking.  Gabby is also the proud owner of Schmidt, a domestic medium hair cat.


Emily

Veterinary Assistant


Emily has been a Veterinary Assistant at Duke Animal Hospital since early summer 2017.  She enjoys working with our patients and learning new things from the technicians and doctors.  Her pet family includes Coraline - a blue heeler mix, her cat Lido, bearded dragon Scooter and golden retriever Jack.  In her spare time she plays goalie for a girl's hockey team and loves the outdoors and fishing.