Meet Our Team
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Dr. April Finan (she/her)
Veterinarian/Hospital Owner/Member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners
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 (she/her)
Veterinarian and Fear Free Certified Professional
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 and her baby girl, Eleanor.
Dr. Sagan Leasure (she/her)
Veterinarian and Fear Free Certified Professional/Member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners
Dr. Leasure graduated in 2015 from the University of Illinois. At her home, Dr. Leasure shares her home with 5 cats, 2 dogs, a turtle named Flow, her husband, and her most adorably perfect sons, Gryffin and Julian. 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.
Hospital Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician, and Fear Free Certified Professional/Member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners
Jenn has been in the veterinary field since 2008. She is a certified veterinary technician who has a special interest in fear free veterinary care. Jenn lives with her husband and two kitties, Cooper a munchkin cat and Izzy a manx cat. In her spare time she enjoys reading and attending comic conventions.
Certified Veterinary Nurse and Fear Free Certified Professional
She shares her home with her two dogs Mazie (a Blue Heeler) and Zeus (an Australian Shepherd), and her fiance. She is a huge lover of Blue Merle’s. In her spare time, Jordan can be found either in nature or in the kitchen. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, and baking.
Certified Veterinary Nurse
Bio coming soon!
Certified Veterinary Technician and Fear Free Certified Professional/Member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners/Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional
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 three kitties, Peanut, Fluffle Sprout, and Marmalade that are her fluffy babies.
Certified Veterinary Technician/Fear Free Certified Professional
Bio coming soon!
Lead Veterinary Assistant and Fear Free Certified Professional
In her downtime, she enjoys checking out the latest flicks with her husband, being a magician in the kitchen, playing volleyball, and daily games of fetch with her best buddy, Jengo.
Anna Marie (she/her)
Veterinary Assistant and Fear Free Certified Professional
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 husband Eric, and her dogs Loki and Ember. She also enjoys hiking and traveling to new places.
Client Care Coordinator
Molly’s career in the animal field started over 5 years ago working one on one with animals within boarding facilities. She is currently going to school for her associates in science and hopes to one day become a human ultrasound technician. In her spare time, she loves taking her daughter on outdoor adventures and doing arts and crafts.
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
Shelby joined our team in 2021. She loves being able to greet our clients and pets when they walk in the door. She always lends a helping hand to the clients and a treat when she can to the patients. She lives with her fiance and her two dogs- Gracie and Gibby. In her spare time Shelby enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, napping and getting tattoos. In her spare time Shelby enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, napping and getting tattoos!
Veterinary Assistant and Customer Service Representative/Fear Free Lvl 2 Certified Professional
Merlin joined us in 2021. They work in both the front desk and veterinary assistant positions. They have a passion for fear free handling. Merlin always greets our patients with a kind voice and a cup of peanut butter or churu treat when they can. They live with their husband, Hayden, and their dog Yvonne and their cat Amelia. They are a big fan of Star Trek!
Veterinary Assistant (Veterinary College Student)
Nicole is one of our part-time assistants who works with us while on break from school. She is currently living and attending veterinary school in Scotland! When Nicole is here she is learning all she can from our amazing veterinarians so she can apply that to her schooling. We hope one day Nicole can join the team as a fully fledged veterinarian! In her spare time(not studying and working) she pet sits for some of the local dogs and cats.
We can't wait to see you!
Our state-of-the-art practice is clean, quiet, and full of diagnostic equipment that helps us diagnose and treat your pet quickly. We hope to form a lifelong relationship with you and your pet!
Mon: 8:00am – 6:30 pm
Tues: 8:00am – 5:30 pm
Wed: 8:00am – 6:30 pm
Thurs: 8:00am – 5:30 pm
Fri: 8:00am – 5:30 pm
If we are closed and you feel your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please contact VCA Arboretum View Emergency Hospital at 630-963-0424.