Dr. April Finan
Dr. April Finan is the owner of Finan Animal Hospital. Dr. Finan is a 2005 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Finan spent 10 years in emergency practice before transitioning to general practice. She finally realizes her dream as the owner of Finan Animal Hospital. Dr. Finan strives to create a fun, diverse, positive, and supportive work environment for her staff. We hope our love for our jobs shows in our care for your pet.
Dr. Finan enjoys lifting weights in her spare time, competing in triathlons, cooking healthy meals, and spending time outdoors with her family.
Dr. Finan is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Amanda Testolin
Dr. Amanda Testolin is originally from northern Indiana and has always had a love of animals. She first came to Illinois to attend Monmouth College, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Testolin is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her medical interests include preventative care, internal medicine, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, and surgery. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, and watching Chicago sports with her husband, Joe.
Dr. Sagan Leasure
Dr. Leasure graduated in 2015 from the University of Illinois. At her home, Dr. Leasure shares her space with 5 cats, 2 dogs, a turtle, her husband, and her most adorably perfect son. Dr. Leasure is slightly obsessed with Harry Potter so of course, she named her son Gryffin after her favorite Hogwarts house, Gryffindor. As a veterinarian, Dr. Leasure enjoys studying animal behavior and performing soft tissue surgery.
Jenn is our hospital manager who graduated from the Fox College Vet Tech Institute in 2010. Jenn has a special interest in Fear Free veterinary visits and recently completed a program to become our first Fear Free Certified veterinary professional! Her mission is to alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and to educate and inspire the people who care for them. The Fear Free movement focuses on both the physical and the emotional well-being of your pets and aims to make veterinary visits stress-free and fun.
Jenn lives with her husband and two kitties, Cooper (a munchkin cat) and Izzy (a Manx cat). In her spare time, Jenn enjoys attending comic conventions, crafting costumes and props of her favorite fictional characters, and immersing herself in a good book.
Certified Veterinary Nurse
Certified Veterinary Technician
Katie is a certified veterinary technician that graduated in 2013 from the Veterinary Technology program at Joliet Junior College. She has always been a pet lover but has a special place in her heart for all the kitty cats. Katie has a special interest in dentistry and the nursing care of sick animals.
Treating all of her patients as if they were her own, providing care with patience and TLC is her true passion. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids and baking sweets. She has two kitties, Marmalade and Peanut, that are her fluffy babies.
Lead Veterinary Assistant
Christina has been working in the animal care field since 2011. She spent the majority of those years employed at a boarding and daycare facility, caring for and tending to the needs of pets and their people. She continues to dedicate herself to the health and well-being of our patients after being a client herself! In her downtime she enjoys checking out the latest flicks, being a magician in the kitchen, playing volleyball, and daily games of fetch with her best buddy, Jengo.
Anna Marie has had a love for animals since she was a kid. She graduated from Animal Behavior College in 2016 with a Veterinary Assistant certification and has been working in the animal field ever since! Her love for animals stemmed from her childhood Golden Retriever, Buddy, who inspired her to pursue her dream to work in the animal field. Not only does she love meeting all of the pets, but she genuinely cares about every single one she encounters! In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, friends, her boyfriend Eric, and her new puppy Loki. She also enjoys hiking and traveling to new places.
Client Care Coordinator
Customer Service Representative
Michele joined the Finan family just in the nick of time. We welcomed her with open arms in March 2020, right before COVID-19! Michele previously worked with a humane society and has a passion for all of life’s four-legged friends. She always greets everyone with a warm smile and a cheerful greeting! Michele shares her home with her recent rescue, Sadie, and you may frequently find them walking in the forest preserve enjoying nature together!
Customer Service Representative
Veterinary Assistant and Customer Service Representative
Tues: 8:00am – 5:30 pm
Wed: 8:00am – 5:30 pm
Thurs: 8:00am – 5:30 pm
Fri: 8:00am – 5:30 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm