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Veterinary In Crystal Lake IL

Crystal Lake
Veterinary Hospital

800 East Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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fx: 815-459-4476


• Monday - Friday

• Saturday 

• Sunday

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

8:00 AM - 12 Noon



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Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital provides Compassionate, Loving, Vitalizing, Healing care for your pet.  We believe in improving the quality of your pet's life by treating the whole animal, not just the symptoms, with integrative services and state-of-the-art technology.  A profound love for animals is shared by our doctors and our staff.

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Veterinary Hospital in Crystal Lake IL, Animal Hospital

Dr. Thomas Nick, Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital

Thomas Nick, DVM

Dr. Nick is one of seven children raised in the nearby community of Lake Zurich. He has had an instinct for animal health and welfare from a very young age and spent his youth rescuing various creatures that he and his siblings discovered while exploring. He graduated from Ross University in 1990 and returned to the Crystal Lake area with his wife Lisa, a certified veterinary technician, whom he met while at Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine. Together they have two children, two dogs and two cats. Dr. Nick enjoys golf, biking and fishing with his family. He has been part of the Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital for 18 years. Dr. Nick is one of the founding partners of Companion Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital and currently serves as a Board member. Prior to joining, he held various positions in suburban Chicago and Ohio.

Dr. Tina Bemis

Tina Bemis, DVM

Dr. Bemis is the newest member of our CLVH team. She joins us after practicing small animal routine and emergency medicine in Wisconsin’s beautiful northwoods. Dr. Bemis completed her undergraduate training in Madison, Wisconsin receiving a bachelors degree in biology. She then attended Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2009. Dr. Bemis’ professional interests include surgery, anesthesia, and pain management. She also enjoys developing close client relationships and strives to constantly improve patient care. While Dr. Bemis loves Wisconsin, she now enjoys being in Illinois and exploring what her new city has to offer. She shares her home with her infant son and two French bulldogs, Rosy and Gucci.

Dr. Tina Bemis

Sherry Bresnahan, D.C.

Dr. Sherry earned her AVCA (American Veterinary Chiropractic Association) certification for animal chiropractic simultaneously with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in the year 2000. She enjoys helping animals of all species. She has trained and obedience titled her late German Shepherd and currently loves her cat, dog, two parrots and a fish…most of them rescues. She is a mother of two and a proud grandmother. Dr. Sherry loves travel, theater, scuba diving, good food, family and friends. She believes that loving relationships are the basis for the health of all creatures.

Lisa Nick


Lisa has been working at CLVH for over 13 years.  She graduated from Purdue University as a veterinary technician. She and Dr. Nick have two children, two dogs, and two cats.  Lisa enjoys competing in agility trials with her Standard Poodles.  Sha also loves spending time at home with her family.

Susan Schultz


Susan first came to the clinic as a client and loved it so much that she begged Dr. Nick to give her a job! She is now in her 18th year at CLVH, after retiring from a 20 year executive career at Motorola. Susan dedicates her life to her three Doberman Pinschers and her three rescued cats. She has a special interest in geriatric and medical need rescues. When not at the clinic, she is passionate about canine training, gardening, and horses. Susan holds both a Bachelor of Science and Masters degree in Business Administration.



Alexa has been with CLVH since 2009 as a receptionist and more recently a veterinary technician. She is currently studying to become a certified veterinary technician, and values the learning opportunities made available to her as a member of the CLVH team. Alexa shares her home with a Border Collie mix named Brooklyn, an Australian Shepherd named Haji, twin boys and fiancé, who all keep her on her toes! She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, two dogs, and doing anything outdoors!



Ashleigh joined the CLVH team in early 2012. She started her Veterinary Technician career in 2005 in Denver, Co. and has been fortunate to work in the field since. She is fully cross trained and proficient in both Technician and receptionist duties. Ashleigh lives in Marengo with her beautiful newborn daughter, 2 dogs Ollie and Lilah and her crazy cat Norman Bates. Besides animal welfare, her passions include crocheting, snowboarding, bike riding and traveling.



Diane joined CLVH in 2011 and loves being part of such a caring, dedicated and knowledgeable team. She is cross-trained as both a receptionist and vet assistant. Diane and her husband have two daughters and one son. Most recently, Diane became a Grandma to her beloved Olivia. She enjoys spending time with her family, three German Shepherds and two kitty cats. Diane is also an avid equestrian. She loves trail rides with her Quarter Horse and dressage work with her Warmblood. She has a special interest in pet nutrition.



Dina began working at CLVH in July of 2012. After a long career in banking, she decided to follow her heart and dedicate her time taking care of animals. She completed a Veterinarian Assistant class and knew she made the right decision. Dina is fully cross trained and is proficient in helping with both technician and reception duties. She and her husband live in Cary and have two chocolate labs. They enjoy traveling, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

Dina’s favorite part of her job includes learning from such great veterinarians and helping improve the lives of animals. She feels very fortunate to fulfill a lifelong passion and looks forward to coming to work every day.



Amanda is a 1990 graduate of Midwest Grooming School. She enjoys grooming all breeds of dogs and educating pet owners on overall grooming care. She is continuously furthering her grooming education by taking grooming seminars. Amanda shares her home with her husband, Andres, 5 children, and 2 long-hair miniature dachshunds, 1 golden retriever, and 1 cat.



Cindy joined CLVH in April 2014 after hearing about how much her friend, Dina, loves it! After 24 years in the mortgage industry it was time for a change. Cindy enjoys the four-legged clients at the veterinary hospital. She and her husband live in Cary and stay busy with their 2 children, their Newfoundland dog named Libby, and their cat named Cole. In addition to being entertained by her kids and her pets, Cindy enjoys reading, baseball, and family vacations.

800 East Terra Cotta Avenue . Crystal Lake IL  60014 | Telephone: 815-459-3380

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