Meet Our Staff
Dr. Matthew Timmons
Dr. Timmons earned his DVM degree at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine after obtaining his undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Illinois. He has a special interest in clinical pathology, ultrasonography, and exotic animal medicine. He is a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Timmons grew up in the Chicagoland area and loves cheering on the Bears, Bulls, Hawks, and White Sox. He also is an avid runner and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and dog, Lily.
Dr. Todd Prince
Dr. Prince obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Illinois after doing his undergraduate work in animal sciences at Iowa State University. In 1993, he was awarded Diplomate status with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He is one of 15 in the state of Illinois to receive this honor. In 2002 and 2012, he was re-certified.
Dr. Prince has been in practice since 1984 and is a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. He enjoys practicing preventative care for companion animals and has a special interest in orthopedic and soft tissue surgical procedures, neurologic disorder, and oncology. He attends more than 100 hours of continuing education per year to stay current with the state of the art.
He is the proud owner of a black and tan Doberman named Del and a Boston terrier named Bella. In his spare time, he enjoys watching all of the major Chicago sports teams, which includes the Cubs AND the Sox, golf, reading, and spending time with his two wonderful children.
Dr. Todd Staudacher
Dr. Staudacher graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine after doing his undergraduate work in biology at the University of Northern Iowa. He has been in practice since 1997 and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Staudacher has a special interest in ophthalmology and ultrasound. He also enjoys practicing preventative medicine and surgery. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, 6 children, 7 dogs, 30 chickens, 4 goats, 2 pot-bellied pigs, 2 sheep, 2 donkeys, 28 ducks, 2 turkeys, 2 geese, and a horse. He also enjoys watching and playing sports.
Dr. Sandra Faeh
Dr. Faeh obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois after doing her undergraduate work in the animal sciences, also at the University of Illinois. Her major interests include pediatric medicine and surgery, focusing mostly on cats and dogs.
In practice since 1996, Dr. Faeh is the 2017 President of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, past president and current member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association and member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She has sat on many veterinary committees at both the state and national levels.
Dr. Faeh and her husband share their home with their three sons, as well as Bremy and Ady, their French bulldogs.
Dr. Sarah Laabs
Dr. Sarah Laabs received her veterinary degree from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to vet school she attended Michigan State University and studied Zoology. Her interests are in oncology and surgery.
Dr. Laabs grew up in England (so that’s where that accent comes from!) but now enjoys living in the Midwest. In her free time she loves spending days hiking with her husband and their Labrador, Breslin. She also likes kickboxing and traveling.
Dr. Andrew Klingsporn
Dr. Klingsporn attended Northeastern Illinois University, where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree. He then traveled to the island of Grand Cayman where he attended St. Matthew’s School of Veterinary Medicine and then spent his clinical year at University of Illinois. He has a special interest in emergency and internal medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the Emergency and Critical Care Society.
Dr. Klingsporn was born and raised in Illinois and is a huge Chicago Bears fan. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children, and their golden retriever.
Dr. Emily Navrotski
Dr. Navrotski obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry from Illinois Wesleyan University. She then went to the University of Illinois to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with honors as class Salutatorian. While attending U of I, Dr. Navrotski was recognized for her clinical excellence in both internal medicine and anesthesia. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association with special interests in surgery, neurology, feline medicine and behavior.
Dr. Navrotski was born in Ithaca, New York and grew up in Naperville, IL. She has a cat named Penny and in her free time enjoys biking, rock climbing, watching movies and trying new recipes.
Dr. Georgean Zyrkowski
Dr Zyrkowski obtained her Veterinary degree from the University of Illinois shortly after obtaining a Bachelor’s and Masters degree at Murray State University in Kentucky. Dr Zyrkowski has been in practice for 4 years working with dogs, cats, horses and farm animals. Dr Zyrkowski is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the College of Animal Chiropractors.
Special interests include sports medicine and internal medicine. In her spare time she enjoys riding and competing her horse Ellie, spending time with her dog Jessie, playing ice hockey, traveling, continuing to practice equine medicine, and providing chiropractic services for horses and dogs.
Ashley Knippenberg, Professional Trainer
Ashley has been passionate about animals since she was very young, working in her aunt’s grooming shop and her family’s kennel. Later on, she shadowed and worked alongside many local trainers to stay up-to-date on new training techniques. She first performed obedience training at Petsmart and continued with in-home behavioral training. A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology provides Ashley with the background and knowledge to see the reasons behind dog’s behaviors.
Find out for yourself and sign up for classes today! Please check our website or with our staff for Ashley’s training schedule and to register for classes. If you’re interested in private behavioral sessions, those are available as well.
Leslie Shibovich, Hospital Manager
Leslie has been with The Pet Experts since 1997, throughout which time she's been working her maginc behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly. While she daily tasks keep her plenty busy, she makes times to better her management skills by attending annual veterinary conferences and workshops, as well as various classes on computer programs. She thoroughly enjoys the business aspect of the practice and also looks forward to each and every opportunity to meet and speak with clients and to help with all of their needs.
Outside of work, Leslie enjoys running and spending time with her beautiful daughter and her precious pets, her boxers, Addi & Lacey.
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor’s Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
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