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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.

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Bianca Galvez

Certified Veterinary Technician (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.

Danielle Rodriguez

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Danielle is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, as well as the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College, where she received a bachelors degree in Health Administration and an associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Danielle is active in the veterinary community; she is a member of both the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), and volunteers at a wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center. In her free time, Danielle competitively rides horses, hikes with her Pomeranian, Evee, and enjoys traveling.

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.

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!

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.

Samantha Montalta, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Practice Manager

Alexandria Perez

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

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 Rodriguez

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

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 Ross

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

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)

Suzy has an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Science and has recently graduated from Fox Vet Tech Institute. She has always had a love and passion for animals and desire to extend that into a knowledge of veterinary medicine. Knowing she wanted to be a voice for animals she put that desire into real life and obtained her CVT license and now helps them every day! She has one dog, Kudlaty, which is polish for Fluffy. In her spare time Suzy enjoys hiking and brushing up on her art. She also has a black belt in Taekwondo.