Meet Our Team

Our Doctors

We are experienced, passionate veterinarians, combining our expertise, experience, and varied interests to provide you with the best care available. Our broad range of skills will keep your pet's care close to home. We have established ourselves in the community as involved and respected animal enthusiasts, but our primary concern is for you and your family: We want you to be fully informed about your pet's care and stay completely involved in his or her medical decisions. Call us today at (630) 462-7888 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Mondrian Contreras

Dr. Mondrian Contreras graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He completed his internship at VCA Aurora/Berwyn Animal Hospital in 2011, and has special interest in surgery, oncology and dermatology. Dr. Contreras currently lives in Batavia with his wife, 3 sons, a new baby on the way and Emiko the family cat.



Dr. Elaine McCarthy

Dr. Elaine McCarthy graduated from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN where she grew up with her beloved family kitties and is the youngest of 5 sisters. She went to Purdue for 8 years completing both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. She enjoys hiking, traveling, playing games with her family and friends, and dabbling in the arts. Dr. McCarthy currently lives in Carol Stream where she is excited to grow her veterinary career!  



Meet the amazing Dr. McCarthy. We are so excited that this extremely talented veterinarian has joined the Carol Stream Animal Hospital family!


Dr. Basia Reed

What would you like us to do with this file: Dr. Basia Reed graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Growing up in Lombard, IL, where she still resides, she enjoyed the companionship of many cats, and her family fostered cats for over seven years. This experience instilled in her a deep love for all creatures, great and small. She has a special interest in exotic companion animals, and ferrets are her favorite! She cared for a wonderful pair of ferrets in her high school years. She went to College of DuPage for two years, and then North Central College for three years for her undergraduate studies. When not caring for furry, feathered, and scaly friends, she enjoys crocheting small plushies, sewing costumes, drawing, swimming, hiking, and playing games that have puzzle-solving elements. She lives with a shih tzu named Cooper and a cat named Lilly. She is thrilled to be on the Carol Stream Animal Hospital team and is committed to continuous learning to stay at the forefront of veterinary medicine.  

Our Staff

We are committed to staying up-to-date with the constant changes that occur in veterinary medicine.  Our staff holds weekly journal club meetings with Dr. Contreras.


    My name is Fina and I have been a part of the Carol Stream Animal Hospital family since I was 17. A couple years after graduating from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Integrative Biology, I came back to my hometown and am now the practice manger at this hospital. My boxer mix, Cassius Clay, and I love participating in all the educational  events and  community activities CSAH sponsors!


    I have worked at Carol Stream Animal Hospital since 2007. I enjoy working with and helping all the animals. At home, I enjoy spending time with my husband Tony, two sons, Jared and Jaxon, and my two dogs and two cats!


    Penny has been with the Carol Stream Animal Hospital since 1998. She is a whirlwind of work and a pleasure to have helping us with the little critters. She lives in town with her husband, Steve, and Daughter, June


    I have been working at Carol Stream Animal Hospital since October 2011. I enjoy working with the animals as well as our clients. I love sports of all kinds and share my home with my dog Charlee and my cat Colbee.


    I have been working at Carol Stream Animal Hospital since 2013.  I am very dedicated to helping animals and I love my job!  Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my children Derek, Kiara, and my twins Lynnea & Dylan.  I also have 1 dog & 2 cats at home.  

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    Jennie Gorman

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    Kenzie is in love with her turtles!  She was working with us a few years ago,  then stepped out to start classes in nursing.  She has been working for us again since 2014 and has crossed-trained as a receptionist and technician.

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    Kari Shawaluc

    My name is Kari and I joined the CSAH family in late July of 2021. I grew up alongside a variety of animals and loved caring for them which led me to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I am blessed to work alongside our incredible veterinarians here and all the CSAH team daily. When I'm not here helping our pets and clients I enjoy spending time with my three wonderful children and our two Great Danes Scrappy & Thor, Pitbull named Mongo, our Cat Cova, Guinea Pig Chocolate, Randy the Uromastyx Lizard and Joe our Green Wing Macaw!

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    Christina Andrade

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    Zachary Edwards

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    Lillian Justie

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    Adrienne Kitchoes

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