Meet Our Staff

Dr. Matthew Timmons

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. Laura Crossan

Laura Crossan

Dr. Laura Crossan received her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine after attending the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana for her undergraduate studies in Animal Science. A proud member of the AVMA, her special interests include internal medicine, surgery, and feline medicine.

She is excited to be working at a practice that helps rescue organizations and adopts out animals who need homes.

In her spare time, Dr. Crossan enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband, two children, a kitty, and a hamster. She looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members!


Dr. Nicole Barichello

Nicole Barichello

Dr. Nicole Barichello obtained her bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences with a minor in English from the University of Illinois. She then traveled to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, West Indies, where she obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. She returned to her alma mater at the University of Illinois to complete her clinical year.

A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Dr. Barichello has a strong interest in physical rehabilitation and preventative medicine. She is also Fear Free Certified and hopes to make your pet's visit as stress-free as possible.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as her 3 cats, Coco, Ellie, and Piper, who were all rescued during her time in St. Kitts. You might say she's a bit of a crazy cat lady! She can't wait to meet you and your pets!

Leslie Shibovich, Multi-Clinic Practice Manager

Leslie Shibovich

Leslie has been with The Pet Experts for 20 years, 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.

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