Your Lowell Veterinarian
Dr. Jennifer Bochnowski, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Bochnowski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and has since worked in both general practice and emergency medicine. She is especially interested in soft tissue surgery and dentistry. She enjoys drawing, bike riding, and spending time with her husband Rob and daughter Jane along with their miniature dachshund Dottie.
Dr. Cynthia Lopez, DVM
Dr. Cynthia Lopez had a wonderful, memorable upbringing in South Holland, Illinois and moved away from the area in 1983. Her life's journey prepared her to be the veterinarian she is today. She worked as a receptionist at the Iowa State University Small Animal Clinic, as a veterinary assistant at a small animal hospital in Madison, Wisconsin and as an office manager at a small animal hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Lopez is a proud 1998 graduate of Colorado State University Teaching Hospital. Proudly specializes in dentistry, laparoscopic, endoscopic and soft tissue surgical procedures.
Dr. Lopez is the proud mother of a graduate school bound daughter. She loves to spend her off time with family. Her “therapy” is to spend time sewing and long-arm quilting (which she hopes to master soon). They are a family of 5 dogs, 4 cats, and 6 horses. All the dogs and cats are rescues, except for her golden retriever. She feels the same about her pets as you do about yours. They are family!
Dr. Heather Grosch, DVM
Dr. Heather Grosch graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2021. She is originally from Cary, IL but now considers herself a full-fledged Hoosier. Dr. Grosch’s veterinary interests include nutrition, cardiology, and soft tissue surgery. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, knitting, napping, and spending time with her husband, Andrew, and two retired racing greyhounds, Rise and Laika, and her cat Moot.
Dr. Kayla Radtke, DVM
Dr. Kayla Radtke graduated from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2023. She grew up in Saint John, IN. Dr. Radtke’s veterinary interests include small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She currently has three cats and one dog: Princess, Pixie, Uno, and Josie. Dr. Radtke also has several aquariums and owns 5 axolotls. Dr. Radtke plans on expanding her pet family in the future to include a hobby farm. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Nicole Schaff, Co-owner & Practice Manager
Nicole graduated from Illinois State University in 2003 with a BA in Animal Science and a concentration in Agricultural Business Management.
Nicole has been in the veterinary field since she was 14 years old and over the years, moved through the ranks of kennel attendant, technician, practice manager and finally to co-owner of Lowell Animal Hospital.
Nicole was certified in veterinary ultrasonography by the Academy of Veterinary Imaging in 2016.
Dr. Stephanie Wise, DVM & Co-Owner
Dr. Stephanie Wise grew up in Crown Point, IN. She attended Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated with honors in 2013. Dr. Wise has a special interest in small animal medicine and neurology. She currently has two cats Nala and Scar and a Dalmatian named Penny. In her free time, Dr. Wise likes to spend time with her husband Tommy and two boys Connor and Ben.