Meet Our Doctors:
Dr. Rana Hafeez: Dr. Hafeez graduated Veterinary School in 1999. You name it he's seen it! Dr. Hafeez has been an emergency vet as well as a zoo veterinarian. He became part of the Round Lake Animal Hospital in 2005. Dr. Hafeez's specialties include surgery, emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery(ACL [tight rope, TTA, extracapsular techniques], pinning, plating, FHO) and hospitalization care for his patients. He is our only exotic veterinarian on staff. Upon joining RLAH, Dr. Hafeez updated the hospital’s diagnostic abilities, and medications prescribed, therefore bringing the hospital into a more modern era. As a child Dr. Hafeez grew up around animals, he took in strays and cared for wild animals. He grew up with a pack of spoiled German Shepherds and even a trouble maker monkey! He has always shown an interest in every animal and at a young age was even breeding finches. Dr. Hafeez knows each and every detail about every one of his clients and treats them all as if they were his own.
Dr. Behzad Kayani: Dr. Kayani joined Round Lake Animal Hospital in the beginning of 2017. He graduated veterinary school in 2012. He has been working in the Chicago area for the last 4 years.
Annette: Annette has been with us since 2010. She is the secretary and accounts receivable manager. She has three pets of her own, they are: Fionna (Puggle mix), Sammie (Domestic Short-hair Cat), and Poody (Domestic Medium Hair Cat).
Kristine: Kristine has been with us since 2006, she is a manager as well as a vet assistant. Kristine makes sure this animal hospital is running smoothly. You will see her friendly face at the front desk, as well as in the kennel taking care of the animals that are staying in our facility. Kristine has a love for animals that truly shows and she herself has a handful of pets. She says that working with animals has been very rewarding and challenging at the same time. She loves the bonds that she has made with the pets and clients here. She has Jiggs (Lab/Dalmatian), King Kong (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), Bagheera (Domestic Short-hair Cat), Buddha (Lynx Point Siamese), Booger (Domestic Short-hair Cat), and Pumpkin (Domestic Short-hair Cat).
Kelsey: Kelsey has been with us since 2013, she is a vet assistant. She is currently attending school to become a certified veterinary technician. Kelsey is very passionate about animals, and she knew from a young age that she wanted a career in the veterinary field. She has quite a few pets of her own. She has Bonnie (Maltese), Grace (Domestic Short-hair Cat), Cuddles (Domestic Short-hair Cat), Zeus (Tortoise), Barry (Chinchilla), Shadow (Hedgehog), Sophia (Cockatiel), Ivy (Cockatiel), Gecko (Crested Gecko), Hazel, Clementine, and Penelope (Orpington Chickens).
Claire: Claire has been with us since 2017, she is a receptionist as well as our inventory manager. Claire grew up surrounded by animals. She says she is the go to animal person in her neighborhood and loves meeting new furry friends. She also has a passion for wildlife. Claire has three pets they are Finn (Golden retriever), Bella (Siamese Cat), and Theo (Siamese Cat).
Karla: Karla has been with us since 2017, she is a receptionist. She has four pets of her own. They are Parches (Chihuahua mix), Smoky (Cat), Charlie (German Shepherd), and Luna (Cat). Karla aspires to be a veterinarian and is currently in school working towards that goal.
Destiny P.: Destiny joined the RLAH team in 2018, she is a receptionist. She originally wanted to attend school for interior design, but after working here she changed her mind. She wants to have a career working with animals, she feels that is the best way she can make a difference in the world. She has three pets of her own they are Leo (Shepadoodle), Shelly (Leopard Gecko), and Yazi (Leopard Gecko).
Rachel: Rachel joined the RLAH team in 2018, she is a receptionist. She attended school for three years to become a teacher, but after working here she realized her passion for animals and has since decided to attend school for either animal rehab or veterinary technician. She has five pets of her own they are Tucker (Jack Russell mix), Cooper (Corgi mix), Bella (Newt), Myrtle (Turtle), and Carl (Crested Eyelash Gecko).
Jane: Jane joined the RLAH team in 2018, she is a receptionist. She has had pets her whole life, she loves her current pets very much. She has a one-eyed cat Blinkie and Mabel (Bulldog).
Reyna: Reyna joined the RLAH team in 2015, she is a receptionist. She has a Yorkshire Terrier named Wrigley.
Erin: Erin has been with us since 2016, she is a vet assistant and kennel attendant. She has three pets of her own they are Sophie (Chihuahua mix), Marley (Domestic Short-hair cat), and Baby (Domestic Short-hair cat).
Caitlyn: Caitlyn joined the RLAH team in 2018, she is a veterinary assistant. She has two pets they are Tammy and Mew Mew(Domestic Short-hair Cats)
Michelle: Michelle joined the RLAH team in 2017, she is a kennel attendant. She previously worked as a certified groomer before joining our team. She has two pets they are Mr. Big and Bella (Domestic Short-hair Cats)
Gianna: Gianna joined the RLAH team in 2017, she is a receptionist. She has two dogs of her own they are Harley and Toby.
Aanish: Aanish joined the RLAH team in 2017, he is a veterinary assistant. He is currently in school working towards his veterinarian degree.