Compassionate Vet Care Starts With People.
While your animal’s primary medical needs are handled by the vet, their care and your understanding of their veterinary needs are facilitated and supported by the veterinary staff. We are committed to having the best veterinarians in Chicago, supported by the best veterinarian staff, situated in the best possible vet facility for your pet’s needs. Our technicians, supervisors, managers and support staff are here to help make sure that you’re getting the assistance you need at all times, not just when you’re in with our doctors.
Samantha Montalta, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Antoinette Rogers, Customer Service
Antoinette went to Northwestern Business College where she focused on Business Management and Criminal Justice. She also went to school for cosmetology at Empire Beauty School. She loves doing hair for her family and friends. She gets a wonderful feeling of accomplishment when she is able to help pet owners and just loves to help people. She does not currently have any pets, but is looking to adopt.
Aide Alvarado, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Aide recently graduated from Fox College Vet Tech Institute obtaining her license as a certified veterinary technician. Growing up she know that working with animals was the right path for her. Aide would always find injured animals when enjoying her time outdoors and nurse them back to health. She has one pet rabbit named “Lola”. In her spare time she enjoys making her own jewelry and playing soccer. She has a passion for traveling which enhances her learning of other cultures and love all types of art work.
Alex graduated from Fox College and obtained her license as a Veterinary Technician after realizing that working with animals was the path for her. She is currently taking classes to be a Veterinarian. She grew up with animals her whole life but has a special love for horses. Alex has a red nose pit bull Hera, which she loves to take hiking and that dress up every Halloween together. In her spare time Alex loves hiking with her dog, horseback riding, reading and going to concerts. She has a love for traveling, thrift store shopping and when she was little was an EscaudaMuza, which is a female Mexican cowgirl.
Anna has an Associates in Applied Science, majoring in Veterinary Technology. She enjoys spending time with her 2 year old son Eli and exploring all of the adventures that the city of Chicago has to offer to him. She is a huge Chicago Bear’s fan. She chose a job in Veterinary medicine because she wanted to be a voice for animals that cannot speak for themselves. She has a 4 year old American Bulldog rescue, named Milo.
Pamela studied graphic design while in college, was an elementary education teacher and practiced in real estate before she finally found her true passion as a Veterinary Technician. Pam considered herself a born helper and has always had a love for animals. She found a career in veterinary medicine was the best of both worlds and obtained her degree from Fox College Vet Tech Institute and now is finally living her dream. She has one pit/boxer mix named Coffee. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, reading a good book and listening to music. Pam considers herself open, honest and can a good joke anytime!
Suzy Stoch, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Bianca Galvez, Veterinary Assistant (CVT)
Bianca graduated from high school at J. Sterling Morton East and went straight to Fox College Vet Tech Institute and obtained her degree in Applied Science. Growing up she had all kinds of family pets including fish, a bearded dragon, turtles, and of course dogs! She was always the one in charge of taking care them so becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician was the obvious career choice. She has two dogs, a pitbull and boxer, and two pet rats. In her spare time she enjoys playing volley ball, hanging out with her friends and playing video games. She loves baking and is always open to try new recipes she finds on facebook.
Brier Goetz, Veterinary Assistant
Brier has a BA in Agricultural Business and Equine Sciences from Colorado State University. She has been in Chicago for a few years but is originally from the central coast of California. She grew up owning horses and dogs and knew that becoming a veterinarian was the only profession for her. She is taking classes and hopes to be in vet within the next 2 years. She has a Basset hound mix, Ashby and likes to cook, attend concerts, and horseback ride in her free time. Despite her love for Ashby her favorite breed of dog is a Bernese mountain dog.
Danielle Rodriguez, Veterinary Assistant (CVT Candidate)
Danielle has an associated in Veterinary Technology from Fox College and a Bachelor’s Degree in community health/health administration from the University of Illinois in Champaign. Her love for animals grew the more she worked with them during her volunteer work at local shelters and competitive horseback riding. She has one dog, Evee who is a Pomeranian. Her hobbies include hiking, fishing, and spending time exploring all the things Chicago has to offer. Danielle doesn’t know how to ride a bike and admits she has an irrational fear of ceiling fans.
Gerardo Salgado, Veterinary Assistant
Gerardo attended Animal Behavior College and is a Certified Dog Trainer. In addition to his work at Metro Vet he does pet sitting, dog walking and dog training. During his free time he loves to hang out with his wife, and his 7 year old Boxer named Rocky. He also enjoys video games and is a huge Cubs Fan, as is his dog Rocky.
Courtney Rebecca Cronan, Veterinary Assistant/CSR
Courtney went to Robert Morris University for her undergraduate degree and is currently studying at Penn Foster to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She developed a passion for animals at a young age and used to watch Emergency Vets on Animal Planet as a kid. Courtney has a golden lab Woodson, and a cat named Moonpie. In her free time she likes to run, go horseback riding, take Woodson to the local dog parks and gives horseback riding lessons once a week. She very much dislikes the snow but so far enjoys what Chicago has to offer!
Matthew Piscitellio, Customer Service Representative
Matthew has an Associate’s Degree in English from his home town school in New York. He is new to Chicago just moving here from Buffalo, New York in October of 2015. Matthew has always wanted a career in a field that promotes positivity for the world and found just that when he started working at Metrovet! He has a 7 year old yellow tabby named Buster and is hoping to add a new kitten to the family soon. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and is obsessed with Ina Garten and Martha Stewart. He one time met Frankie Muinez in a public bathroom and can cook a mean pot roast!
Linda Garcia, Customer Service Representative
Linda has always been an animal lover and knew working in the veterinary field was the right choice for her. She loves meeting new people and getting the opportunity to help their pets. She has two cats of her own, Sephora and Boba. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, cooking, working out, and traveling. Linda absolutely loves pugs! She has a ton of things that have pug logos on them and one day hopes to add one to her furry family. She enjoys a good cup of coffee and does free-lance makeup work on the side for weddings and special occasions.