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Dr. April Finan

Dr. April Finan

Veterinarian / Hospital Owner

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 is finally realizing 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.

In her spare time, Dr. Finan enjoys lifting weights, 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 Zaidel

Dr. Amanda Zaidel


Dr. Amanda Zaidel 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. Zaidel 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 fiancé Joe.


Lead Certified Veterinary Nurse

Jenn is a certified veterinary technician 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

Angie is a certified veterinary technician. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2012. She had worked in many settings- from general practice to emergency and specialty practices. She hopes to one day become a certified dog trainer and train service animals. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two pets: a cat (Butters) and a dog (Axel). Her hobbies include playing in Top Golf leagues with friends, hiking, and traveling to new places.


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.


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 certified veterinary technician. In her spare time, she loves taking her daughter on outdoor adventures and doing arts and crafts. She also enjoys bringing her Doberman Pinscher, Isla, along for the ride on their excursions.

We can't wait to see you!

Dr. Finan and the staff at Finan Animal Hospital will be here when you need us most. Our caring and compassionate team treats your pets as family!

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!

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2415 75th St.
Darien, IL 60561
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Mon: 8:00am – 5:30 pm
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
Sun: Closed
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