Dr. Stacy Lempka earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University. After graduation, she moved to Chicago where she provided relief veterinary services to Chicagoland animal hospitals. We are excited to have Dr. Lempka join the Fox Animal Hospital family after working here on and off since 1998. Dr. Lempka lives in Chicago with her husband and her 3 boys. She has 2 little dogs named Little Guy and Daisy. She volunteers with the Night Ministry to provide care for their clients’ pets. She is also an avid photographer and a staunch Cornhusker’s fan.
Dr. Steve Hartzen is a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine. He joined Fox Animal Hospital in 2003, and he enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with special interest in dentistry, dermatology, and pediatrics. His wife is Marla, and they have 2 children. Dr. Hartzen is not only a fantastic cook, but he is also a talented craftsman. He spends his free time building small furniture pieces and improving his home.
Dr. Shonali Jethani graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined Fox Animal Hospital in 2003. Dr. Jethani is a dedicated team member with excellent diagnostic skills. She owns a Siamese cat named Maki and a dog name Niko. At home, Dr. Jethani has her hands full with a husband and 3 school aged children. Her hobbies are hiking, traveling and cooking.
Dr. Jeanette Lyons is a graduate of Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the team in 2001. Dr. Lyons has a special interest in feline medicine and in the animal-human bond. She is married to John Gridley, and they have 4 children. They own 2 cats and a dog. A lesser known fact about Dr. Lyons is that she is a good dancer. See if you can spot her in local stage productions!
Dr. Jennifer Stecher graduated from Iowa State University in 2012. She is excited to become part of the Fox Animal Hospital this May. Dr. Stecher has a special interest in surgery, dermatology, internal medicine, oncology and preventative medicine. She strives to educate and work closely with owners in order to develop the best treatment plan for their animal. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, spending time with friends and family (which includes a very cute Wheaten Terrier named Charlie).
Dr. Robert Fox practiced small animal medicine in the North Shore area since his graduation from University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983, all the way to 2017. In 1996, he opened Fox Animal Hospital, and now he’s passed the reigns and is enjoying his retirement. Dr. Fox loves all kinds of animals, especially Great Danes and Scottish Fold cats. He lives with his wife, Joan, in Evanston, and he loves traveling and playing electric guitar.