DR. ROBIN FRIEDMAN
PRACTICE OWNER, VETERINARIAN
Dr. Friedman opened My Vet Animal Hospital in May of 2006 after 14 dedicated years as an associate at another practice in Chicago. Since opening, we have grown into a thriving practice and continue to grow our professional team and services.
Dr. Friedman graduated from The University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 and obtained her undergraduate degree from Boston College. Dr. Friedman is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners as well as a Fear Free Certified Professional. She was born in Tampa, Florida so she is definitely partial to the warmer weather months and enjoys being out in the sun or on the water with her family in Florida as much as possible.
She is raising her daughter, Cici, and her four legged family member, Evie! In her spare time you will find her enjoying long walks, running and the other love of her life – sushi!
DR. ANDREW LEE
Dr. Andrew Lee is a graduate of University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana where he received his doctorate in veterinary medicine as well as receiving his BS in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois-Chicago. As a Chicago area native, he is happy to be helping pets live their best lives in his hometown. Dr. Lee is passionate about forming life-long relationships with clients through education, compassion, trust, and works with owners to be active participants in the healthcare of their pets.
In his free time, Dr. Lee likes to spend time with friends and family, travel, exercise (but hates running), work with his hands, fancying a new whiskey, watches movies, loves to try new cuisine, and also appreciates a lazy Sunday afternoon. He lives with Scout (a sweet mixed breed dog), Sawyer (an energetic Schnauzer) and Lego (a mischievous siamese cat).
DR. ARACELY CORDES
Dr. Aracely Cordes has been providing relief services at My Vet Animal Hospital since 2017. Dr. Cordes grew up on the south side of Chicago. She went to Iowa State for undergrad and the University of Illinois in Urbana for veterinary school. She graduated in 2011 and has been practicing in Chicago since. She is grateful to animals for showing us unconditional love and enjoys helping pets and their humans. She is devoted to finding the root of any problem and healing wounds. Her main interests in vet med are client education, collaboration, surgery, pain management, dentistry, and fear-free medicine. She loves learning and growing but realized she learns exponentially from her own pets including Tom, her senior cat, and two late Goldens, Mac and Miller. Her own pets have taught her to have compassion not only for her patients but also for their worried parents.
On ‘days off’ she enjoys exploring the city with her two human children, Maddie and Mason, traveling, reading, writing, and anything outside when the sun is shining brightly.
Rebecca is our Treatment Manager. She has an adorable rescue mix named Charlie that loves to come to work with her. Rebecca is very talented with surgeries, dental procedures, and making sure our treatment area is run professionally and safely according to AAHA standards.
Meredith joined the My Vet team after moving to Chicago from Philadelphia. She previously studied Environmental Science and Art History and is currently a human radiology technician. She has a kitty named Olive and a Great Pyrenees mix named Abner. When she's not caring for her human patients or our clients' pets when she is here at My Vet, she is caring for and nourishing her numerous houseplants!
Jeanna joined the My Vet team in 2015. She runs the show when it comes to surgeries and training new technicians in treatment. She and her husband have a sweet french bulldog named Odin. When Jeanna isn't here with us, you can find her at a craft fair where she is showing off her talent in creating decorative pins.
Arlene joined the My Vet team after she completed her externship with us. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and has 2 adorable Shiba Inus, Trunks and Kass.
CLIENT CARE COORDINATORS
Lauren is our Inventory Manger and our go-to when it comes to inventory and special orders! She has 2 cats, Priscilla and Dora, and three pups named Enzo, Roscoe. and Bleu. Lauren is currently working on her MBA while balancing her My Vet Animal Hospital duties and a family with her husband, Nelson.
Kori has been with My Vet since 2015 after long history of working with animals. Her family consists of her Holland Lop named Sheriff Jim Hopper, her rescued shepherd mix, Bronx, and Elli, her calico who Kori has loved for over 15 years. When Kori isn't at My Vet, she is making eco-conscious strides to help keep the earth clean.