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. Tom 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. Amy Fietelson
Dr. Amy Fietelson obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University majoring in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. She then went on to the University of Illinois to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Throughout school, Dr. Fietelson enjoyed working in the wildlife medical clinic.
Dr. Fietelson is a member of the professional organization the American Veterinary Medical Associate (AVMA) and has a special interest in orthopedics as well as exotics.
She grew up in New Jersey and has two adorable dogs, Mocha and Kona along with a snuggly cat named Kahlua. Catch the coffee theme? Dr. Fietelson has a slight coffee addiction! In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She’s excited to meet you and your pets!
Dr. 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. Julia Shorter
Dr. Julia Shorter comes to us from the western slopes of Colorado where she was born and raised. She received both her Bachelor’s and Veterinary Medicine Degree from Colorado State University. Despite her current focus on small animal medicine, Dr. Shorter is a licensed mixed animal practitioner and enjoys working with horses and farm animals as well.
Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, oncology, and geriatric medicine. A strong advocate of fear-free/low-stress handling, Dr. Shorter is passionate about making your pet’s visit as positive as possible.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Shorter enjoys horseback riding and hiking with her 3 dogs (Loki, Eddie, and Roo). She also keeps busy taking care of her cat (Clancy) and her 3 ferrets (Trouble, Finbarr & Lola).
Dr. 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, Hospital Manager
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.
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!
News & Events
New Dog or Puppy? Time For Training!
Training is an important part of any dog's life. From providing mental stimulation to exercise and proper socialization, training will help in the development of a great canine companion. Enrollment is now open for Behavior Training Classes. The cost of a 6-week session is $120. Please call us at (630) 428-0500 to register your pet. For specific training questions only, please email: email@example.com.