Please note: We will be closing at 12 pm on Friday, December 23rd, and we will be closed Saturday, December 24th and Sunday, December 25th in observance of Christmas!

Meet Our Team

We’re one big family!
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Dr. April Finan (she/her)

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)

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. She is welcoming her first baby in February 2022.

Dr. Sagan Leasure (she/her) - Maternity leave December 2022-March 2023

Dr. Sagan Leasure (she/her) - Maternity leave December 2022-March 2023

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 space with 5 cats, 3 dogs, a turtle named Flow, 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(she/her)

Jenn(she/her)

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.

Jordan (she/her)

Jordan (she/her)

Certified Veterinary Nurse and Fear Free Certified Professional

Jordan joined our team in 2019. She graduated from the Certified Veterinary Nurse program at Joliet Junior College in 2018. She is also certified in Fear Free veterinary medicine. She hopes to learn new ways that can be used to help make the Veterinary experience less stressful for our pets(family). Jordan has a special interest in dentistry and hopes to continue educating clients about its importance.
She lives in Minooka with her two dogs Mazie (a Blue Heeler), Zeus (an Australian Shepherd) and her cat Peanut. 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.
Katie (she/her)

Katie (she/her)

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.

Kara (she/her)

Kara (she/her)

Certified Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Christina (she/her)

Christina (she/her)

Lead Veterinary Assistant and Fear Free Certified Professional

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 (she/her)

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.

Molly (she/her)

Molly (she/her)

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.

Michele (she/her)

Michele (she/her)

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!

Shelby (she/her)

Shelby (she/her)

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 boyfriend, two dogs- Gracie and Gibby, and her pet rat Ghost. In her spare time Shelby enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, napping and getting tattoos!
Merlin (they/them)

Merlin (they/them)

Veterinary Assistant and Customer Service Representative

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!
Nicole (she/her)

Nicole (she/her)

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!

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!

Contact Us

630-985-2777
info@finananimalhospital.com

Address

2415 75th St.
Darien, IL 60561
Click here for directions.

Hours

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
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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.

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If you are a current client and have a question for the team please complete the form below and a team member will get back to you as quickly as possible. New clients, please reach out via phone at 630-985-2777.