Our Approach to Veterinary Care in Lowell, IN

At Lowell Animal Hospital, we believe that your pet is a part of the family, yours and ours. That is why we have made it our mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care that is in the best interest of you and your furriest family member. If you are in the Lowell area, and are looking for a caring veterinary team to help make sure your pet remains in good health, we are nearby and ready to help.To learn more about the many services our veterinary clinic offers please feel free to contact us by calling us at 219-300-2148

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Veterinary Technician Assistants
From left to right - Anna Ponce (Clover), Nick Myszkowski, Alex Horon, Heidi Paul, Liz Frederick (Lenny) and front - Shana Pinto (Kodiak)
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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.

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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.

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Dr. Kayla Radtke, DVM - COMING SUMMER 2023!

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

Veterinary Technicians

Theresa Colagrossi

Veterinary Technician
Practice Owner

Theresa is no stranger to the veterinarian field she has 10+ years experience. She started in kennels and grew a strong passion for animals. It was then she began to pursue being a technician. She loves dentals, taking care of and advocating for pets that can not do so themselves. When she's not here on shift you can find her in the stands at her boys sporting events, volunteering, or curating clothing collections for her boutique. She also enjoys spending time with her husband of 10 years and their fur babe The Gooch!

Becky Palm - RVT

Head Veterinary Technician
Practice Owner

Becky graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College in 2010. She has been a registered veterinary technician at animal hospitals ever since.

She has a love for all things brachycephalic, big or small. She shares her home with her two rescue dogs: Nola, a Boston Terrier, and Darla, an American Bulldog.

Paula Buikema - RVT

Veterinary Technician
Practice Owner

Paula is a surgical technician here at Lowell Animal Hospital. She attended Lafayette’s Purdue University and graduated in 1995 with a degree in animal science.  Paula worked in small animal clinics for 4 years after graduation and then with horses for 4 years.  Paula and her  husband David have been married since 2000 and we have 4 boys,1 crazy dog named Cooper and a handful of cats.

Libby Greybill - RVT

Veterinary Technician
Practice Owner

Libby graduated from Vet Tech Institute at Fox College in August of 2022. She loves all animals, especially the small ones. Libby has two pets - a Labrador Retriever named River and a cat named Rugrat along with two goldfish - Squirt and Pebbles.

Amanda Kline - RVT

Veterinary Technician
Practice Owner

Registered Veterinary Technicians who graduated from Stautzenberger College in Toledo, OH in 2003. At work she absolutely loves dental cleanings, and any purring cat that comes to visit. When she isn’t at work she’s enjoying time with her husband (Bryan) and driving their kids (Hayden and Emma) to their hockey or dance events. Percy and Wrecks are her two geriatric shih-tzu babies who love snuggles, greenies, and going for car rides.

Samantha Burke - RVT

Veterinary Technician
Practice Owner

Sammi graduated from Joliet Junior College as a CVT in 2011. She spends most of her time with her husband, two young children and three dogs. Sammi has a strong passion for riding horses alongside many other outdoor activities!

Krissy Brown

Veterinary Technician
Practice Owner

Krissy has worked in the veterinary field for 14 years. Like many of us, Krissy began in kennels and over the years, developed her skills into a wonderful technician.

When she isn’t working, Krissy is spending time with her husband David of 21 years and their three children Robert, Nick, and Madason. Their family also includes 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 guinea pigs.

Aubrey Llano - RVT

Veterinary Technician
Practice Owner

Aubrey has been a veterinary technician for over 20 years. She has a soft spot for senior pets and exotics. Aubrey spends her time with her husband and their three kids, four dogs, three cats, a cockatoo parrot, a sulcata tortoise, a potbelly pig, and an axolotl.

Kim Chavarria, RVT

Veterinary Technician
Practice Owner

Kim has worked in the veterinary field for over 18 years. She has a love for all animals but has a passion for Beagles. She enjoys obedience training and canine rehab.Kim shares her home with her husband, two daughters, two kitties and is searching for her next hound dog. In her free time she loves reading, cooking, crocheting and watching her kids play soccer.

Customer Care Representatives

Becky Contreras

Customer Care
Practice Owner

Becky graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College in 2010. She has been a registered veterinary technician at animal hospitals ever since.She has a love for all things brachycephalic, big or small. She shares her home with her two rescue dogs: Nola, a Boston Terrier, and Layla, an Olde English Bulldog.

Nikki Day

Customer Care
Practice Owner

Nikki graduated from Purdue in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources. She began working in a veterinary clinic right after graduating thinking she’d eventually move into her field of HR but ended up loving the animals too much! Ryan and her husband have two children - Bailey and Christopher and one pup named Polly.

Angie Koster

Customer Care
Practice Owner

Angie has been working in animal hospitals for six years but has worked with a variety of animals since childhood.

She enjoys fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, and many other activities. Angie has a four-year-old son, Hunter, that enjoys animals as well. The many pets that keep Angie and Hunter company are their mini mule – Stomp, chocolate lab – Zoe, their cat – Kevin, and numerous rescue chickens.

Melanie Gonzalez

Customer Care
Practice Owner

Melanie grew up in Sharon, PA and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. After working as an editor at newspapers in NWI, Phoenix, Dayton, OH and Chicago, she switched fields and received her veterinary assistant certification from Harper College in Palatine, IL in 2011. She has worked at veterinary clinics in Chicago, University Park, IL and northwest Indiana. She enjoys traveling and lives in Griffith with her husband Ernie and their Yorkie Oscar and Norwegian Elkhound mix Mama.

Jan Perdue

Customer Care
Practice Owner

Jan has worked in the veterinary business for over 20 years.

She lives on a mini farm with two horses, two donkeys, a flock of chickens, six cats and three dogs.

Aside from taking care of her pets, she enjoys gardening and curling up with a good book.

Trisha Winstead

Customer Care
Practice Owner

Trisha has worked with small animals for the past ten years. Prior to working at animal hospitals, she has played a major role in caring and placing rescue animals.

Trisha has had many great dogs throughout her childhood, her first love Morgan was a black lab. Trisha now has 2 cats of her own that she just adores…Pumpkin – a long-haired calico princess with the attitude to match and Monkey – a tough but silly tabby boy.

Surgical Tech Assistant

Heidi Paul

Surgical Tech Assistant
Practice Owner

Heidi has worked in animal hospitals since the age of 16. She has held a variety of positions including kennel assistant, tech assistant, and currently surgical tech assistant. She has always had a great love for all animals since childhood. Heidi’s soft spot is most definitely for turtles and tortoises of all kinds! She cares for a few at home that hold a special place in her heart!

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Danielle VonAlven

Social Media Coordinator
Practice Owner

Technician Assistants

Liz Frederick

Technician Assistants
Practice Owner

Anna Ponce

Technician Assistants
Practice Owner

Nick Myszkowski

Technician Assistants
Practice Owner

Shana Pinto

Technician Assistants
Practice Owner

Alex Horon

Technician Assistants
Practice Owner

Emily Wierzgac

Technician Assistants
Practice Owner

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Tue: 2pm-6pm

Fri: 8am-2pm

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