Meet Our Team

Our team members at Glen Ellyn Animal Hospital are united by their love of pets and people, and are committed to providing the very best care and service, day in and day out. Check out their bios to learn more about them.

Dr. Jeremy Buishas

Jeremy Buishas

DVM Partner

Dr. Buishas graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. He worked his first five years following graduation at a local, hometown veterinary hospital before joining Glen Ellyn Animal Hospital in 1992. He took over ownership of the practice in 2004, and has been instrumental in beginning work with various humane societies.

Dr. Elizabeth Manna

Elizabeth Manna

DVM Partner

Dr. Manna graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Since joining the staff at Glen Ellyn Animal Hospital following graduation, she has developed a strong interest in orthopedic surgery and dentistry. When not working, she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family and two wonderful dogs; Gotti, a Pitbull mix and Oshi, a Miniature Pinscher. 

Dr. Rachel Hiatt

Rachel Hiatt

DVM Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Hiatt graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and has been practicing at Glen Ellyn Animal Hospital ever since.  Dr. Hiatt’s love of animals began with her involvement at local animal shelters where both her mother and grandmother still volunteer regularly. Professionally, Dr. Hiatt’s interests include soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, and ultrasonography, but she likes to think she specializes in Dachshunds. Dr. Hiatt has two rescue dogs; a dachshund named Jackson and a pitbull named Nina. In her free time, Dr. Hiatt enjoys running marathons, scrapbooking, farmer’s markets, and spending time with her husband and two children, Emily and Dylan.

Dr. Kimbery Klazura

Kimberly Klazura

DVM Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Klazura graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Her interests include soft tissue surgery and dermatology. Prior to graduation, Dr. Klazura participated in a low cost spay and neuter program in Costa Rica. In her free time, she loves playing volleyball, singing, and hiking with her Husky mix, Karma.

Dr. Sarah Francik

Sarah Francik

DVM Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Francik also attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon her graduation in 2013, she worked at a mixed animal practice in Southern Illinois before joining Glen Ellyn Animal Hospital. In her free time, she likes spending time with family and friends, traveling and hiking.

Dr. Kathleen Lavold

Kathleen Lavold

DVM Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Lavold graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 after completing her clinical year of rotations at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include internal medicine and dentistry. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Lavold loves working out, running, and traveling. She is looking forward to getting married in the summer of 2020, spending more time with her purrfect cats, Kevin and Nugget, and adding a  rescue dog to the family.

Dr. Ana Smedegard

Ana Smedegard

DVM Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Smedegard graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She has a special interest in internal medicine, client education, and feline medicine. She is self-proclaimed cat lady and shares her home with her two cats, Luna and Percy. In her free time she enjoys baking, working out, and traveling.