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!

Dr. Rick Otto

Rick Otto

Dr. Richard Otto received his veterinary degree from Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine after attending the University of Arkansas to complete his prerequisites. He has been a member of the AVMA for 24 years and his special interests include emergency medicine, emergency surgery, and also soft tissue surgery. Dr. Otto is happy to care for your beloved pets at Springbrook after working fulltime over twenty years at emergency veterinary clinics.   

Dr. Otto grew up on a hobby farm in Northwest Arkansas and from a young age knew that he shared a special bond with animals and wanted to be a veterinarian. In his free time he enjoys spending time outdoors and with his wife, two children, 2 cats (Kai and Sophie) and his French bulldog grandpuppy (Sir Chubbles). He looks forward to meeting your furry babies.

Dr. Meghana Srinivasan

Meghana Srinivasan

Dr. Meghana Srinivasan received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois. She then finished her veterinary degree at The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a proud member of the AVMA and has special interests in behavior and surgery.

Dr. Srinivasan is also Fear Free Certified and aims to make each and every visit with your pets as enjoyable as possible.

In her free time Dr. Srinivasan enjoys her second love of singing and playing guitar and she loves spending time cuddling on her couch with her new rescue pup, Prim. She is very excited to meet you and your furry kids!

Gina Sourile, Hospital Manager

Gina Sourile

Gine Sourile joined the Springbrook staff in May 2017 as a receptionist. 2 years later, she transitioned to lead receptionist and then hospital manager. Gina enjoys working with staff and helping clients and their pets however possible. She has two chihuahuas (Jadda & Bubba) who live with her and a yorkipoo (Lucca) and pomeranian (Bella) who now live with her parents. She also has three mini rabbits in her household (Theo, Leo and Chiara). Gina grew up with hamsters, birds, turtles, frogs, gerbils, etc., until she eventually wore her dad down to let her have her first dog, a Schnoodle named Skippy. She has a love for all animals, but dogs steal her heart!

Leslie Shibovich, Multi-Clinic Practice Manager

Leslie Shibovich

Leslie has been with The Pet Experts for over 24 years, throughout which time she's been working her magic behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly. While her daily tasks keep her plenty busy, she makes time to expand 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 daughters and husband and her extended family which includes her precious dogs, Lacey, Buddy, Dierks and Avi.

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