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!




Originally from Palatine, IL, Dr. Jen studied biology, chemistry, and dance at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana, and then obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Illinois in 2013. Dr. Jen just recently completed her Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Dr. Jen loves to travel and volunteer with World Vets and Rural Area Veterinary Services as much as she can. Back home in Chicago, she is busy raising her sweet Golden Retriever, Jade, and also enjoys dancing, hiking, rock climbing, running, and cooking.



Dr. Suma received her DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison after obtaining her undergraduate from Indiana University-Bloomington, and her Masters in Learning Sciences from Northwestern. After practicing in the Chicago area in small animal practice, Dr. Suma founded a veterinary housecall service, providing compassionate, individualized pet care. 



Maggie joined the team at My Vet after working at various Chicago hospitals. She has been in the animal care industry for over 14 years, managing pet retail and boarding facilities before changing her focus to veterinary care in 2012. In her spare time, she creates handmade greeting cards, soaps, body scrubs, and candles. 



Meredith joined the My Vet team after moving to Chicago from Philadelphia two years ago. She previously studied Environmental Science and Art History but is currently in a (human) radiology program. She has a kitty named Olive and a Great Pyrenees mix named Abner. When she's not caring for our clients' pets, she is caring for and nourishing her numerous houseplants!


Rebecca manages our treatment team. 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.


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.

Emily, CVT


Cynthia joined the My Vet team after she completed her externship with us. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and has a background in public relations and marketing. Cynthia owns 3 rescued pets; Zoofie, the sweetest golden chihuahua mix, Milo, an energetic terrier mix, and Micho, the singing cat. In her free time,  she coordinates beauty pageants for young Latinas and education and social responsibility. Cynthia loves the veterinary field and plans on becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician in the near future.






Lauren has been with My Vet since 2015 and is 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 a part-time student at Loyola and a full-time mom to her son. She and her fiance will be getting married soon!


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.


My Vet Animal Hospital

1643 W. Cortland St.

Chicago, IL 60622

Phone: (773) 235 8387 | Fax: (773) 235 8009

© My Vet Animal Hospital

Hours: Mon-Tues, Thurs: 8:30 - 6 | Wed: 12 - 8 | Fri: 8:30 - 5 | Sat: 8:30 - 4 | Sun: Closed