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. 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. 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. Jacqueline Ouriques
Dr. Jacqueline Ouriques earned her veterinarian degree from the Lutheran University of Brazil and obtained her Master's Degree in Antimicrobial Resistance at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. In Brazil, she was a practicing veterinarian for 10 years and when her husband was offered a great job opportunity in America, she knew she had to continue her passion for caring for animals. While completing her American veterinary Board certifications, she volunteered at local shelters and worked as a veterinarian tech. In 2021, she was excited to become part of the Springbrook Animal Care Center family. She was even further impressed with this clinic because not only are they an excellent animal practice, but also truly show how much they care about animals by providing an animal rescue shelter! Dr. Ouriques is a fear-free certified professional and her special interests are internal medicine and surgery.
In her free time, Dr. Ouriques enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, her two children, and her dog Julie. Caring for animals is her lifelong passion and any one of her friends can tell you how much she enjoys talking about the health of animals. She's excited to meet you and your furry companions!
Dr. 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!
Lyndsi Platt, Hospital Manager
Lyndsi Platt has worked her way up in the veterinary industry in a variety of roles over her fourteen-year career. She started out as a kennel worker, followed by customer service coordinator, technician, and manager with many different responsibilities. In 2015, she added certified phlebotomist and a CPR certification to her long list of skills.
She is excited about her new role as Hospital Manager for Springbrook Animal Care Center where she will not only be able to apply the knowledge she has learned along the way, but also to further expand her management and financial abilities.
In her previous position, Lyndsi was an Assistant Financial Controller and supported eleven hospitals with accounts payable/receivable and financial reporting. In the summer of 2021, along with her twin sister Lisa, she will be starting school to earn an Associate Degree in Finance.
Outside of work she enjoys baseball games (Cubs Fan), camping, hiking, and traveling. Each year she and her family try to travel to a new location with the larger goal of visiting each state. Along with her boyfriend Chris, she is a Scout Leader for her local Boy Scout troop. Her son Logan is eleven and is a second year Boy Scout. They share their home with two rescue cats named Walter and Charlie.
Leslie Shibovich, Multi-Clinic Practice Manager
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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