Kristin Junkas, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Kristin Junkas, our Chief of Staff, grew up in Minnesota and now resides in Saint Charles, Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree at Luther College in 1992 and then attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, earning a DVM degree in 1996. After completing a small animal rotating medicine and surgery internship at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Junkas performed 18 months of oncology residency training at Illinois as well. As part of her educational requirement, she published the article "Treatment of Canine Lymphoma with COPLA/LVP" in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Junkas then joined the staff of Melrose Park Animal Hospital in 1998 where she practiced as an associate and managing veterinarian until joining the Wright Animal Hospital team in 2005.
Allison Kihn, DVM
Dr. Allison Kihn is native of the Chicago suburbs. She received her undergraduate degree in Bio Engineering from the University of Illinois in 2009, and her DVM from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. After veterinary school, she completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center. Then she spent two years as an ER and exotic animal veterinarian in Chicago.
Dr. Kihn’s special interests include preventive care, emergency medicine, seizure management and non-traditional species. She has a strong passion for exotics. She spent 6 years volunteering with a wildlife clinic, was a zookeeper for barn yard and Australian animals, and volunteered at a big cat rescue. She is thrilled to be able to offer personalized care for all types of animals.
Jennifer Kaczor, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Kaczor grew up in the Chicago suburbs. At the age of 19, she started working as a veterinary assistant and continued working in the veterinary field until starting veterinary school in 2015. She attended DePaul University for her undergraduate studies and obtained her DVM from Midwestern University in Arizona in 2019.
Throughout her four years of veterinary school, Dr. Kaczor developed a passion for volunteering, educating, and providing veterinary services to underserved communities through her school’s shelter medicine program. Dr. Kaczor enjoys working with a variety of species. Her special interests include exotics, aquatics, dermatology, and alternative medicine.