Can you imagine a life without pets? Our pets bring us so much joy and enrichment. Life wouldn't be quite the same without them. Although pets quickly become cherished members of the family, they ...View Article
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
It is the goal of our doctors and professional staff to provide the very best and latest in quality veterinary care. Our doctors and staff attend continuing education seminars at a national, state, and local level, in addition to our own staff seminars every two weeks.
Kathy has been a client of the hospital for many years and an employee for the last two years. She lives in Glenview with her two girls ages twenty and seventeen, her husband a five year old golden retriever and a kitten she adopted from Golf-Mil Veterinary Hospital.
She loves jumping horses and when time allows showing competitively.
Ksenia loves animals and has had a number as pets over the years. Some of the more exotic animals include an Axolotl (aquatic salamander). Her current zoo consists of a Siberian Husky, a sassy cat, a Russian Tortoise, a budgie, a 55 gallon tank full of fish, a husband, and two children.
Ksenia started with Golf-Mil Veterinary Hospital in 2007 as a Veterinary Assistant. Prior to that she worked for the SPCA, volunteered at the International Crane Foundation, provided pet-sitting/dog walking services, and even had a brief stint at the Moscow Zoo!
With the support of Golf-Mil, Ksenia is pursuing Veterinary Technician certification through a program offered by AAHA and Ceder Valley College. This program allows Ksenia to continue working at Golf-Mil while furthering her education. She is excited and grateful to the doctors and staff at Golf-Mil Veterinary Hospital for this incredible opportunity.
In her free time, Ksenia likes to run, ride horses, cross country ski, and spend time at home with her zoo.
Dayna's passion for animals started at an early age. She grew up in a home that was always filled with dogs, cats, birds, and an occasional ferret, pet mice, rabbits. At the age of 8, Dayna was introduced to horses and loved it from the start. She was given her first horse at age 9 and her love of horsed continued to grow. Her passion turned into a young career of showing Hunters and Jumpers both on a national level and international level. In her teens, Dayna even showed horses for other clients and was labeled the "pony queen" because of her keen handling of the often feisty ponies.
Dayna and her Mom traveled throughout the Midwest attending competitions. Wanting to cover many areas of the horse world, Dayna learned to braid horses for extra money and did horse transportation for other clients. She learned how to rehabilitate injured horses and nurture the aging equine. After almost 20 years in the horse industry, Dayna left behind her professional career with vast knowledge and great learning experiences.
But while Dayna was riding, she also had a passion for showing and working with her dogs. Her first AKC title was when she was 11 with her Golden Retriever, Ginger and that was just the beginning. Since then, Dayna continues to do competitive Agility, Rally, Conformation, and Obedience. Team Dayna consists of Josephine a Jack Russell Terrier, Aengus a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Fiona a Staffordshire Bull Terrier the newest addition at 9 months old just starting her career.
When Dayna isn't competing with her dogs, she can be found in the pits at the drag strip helping her Fiancé Fred and her Dad working on her Dad's 1964 Chevelle drag car. And when time allows, Dayna and Fred enjoy walking their dogs, riding their Harley's, and working on projects together.