Dr. Joseph Seng

Medical Director/ Veterinarian

Dr. Joe is a 1990 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.  He began his profession by practicing both small and large animal medicine including embryo transfer work.  Although he now only practices small animal medicine, he really enjoys the surgery aspect of his career and is our orthopedic surgeon of the practice.  In his spare time he enjoys fly fishing, playing cards and spending time with his family.  

Dr. Hillary Weinstein

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Hillary Weinstein graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.  She joined our team in 2011 and since that time, she has enjoyed many fulfilling years at the Huntley Veterinary Hospital where she is truly passionate about caring for our patients. Dr. Hillary especially enjoys the unique aspect of veterinary medicine where she gets to treat patients through all aspects of their life from the beginning as puppies and kittens to their geriatric years.

In her free time, Dr. Hillary enjoys cooking, working out, watching her favorite Chicago sports teams and spending time with her husband and children (human and furry).  She has 2 dogs, Porter, a geriatric Labrador, and Belle, a young, energetic dachshund mix.

Dr. Andrea Benson

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Andrea graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. And joined Huntley Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2016. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Dr. Andrea fell in love with the Midwest and her husband so she has remained in Illinois ever since graduating from Veterinary school. What she loves most about being a veterinarian is forming a bond with her clients through helping their pets. She also has a passion for solving puzzling medical cases. She shares her home with her, husband, young son, two cats, Bob and Bug, a rescued Italian Greyhound Luigi, and a fish named Tom. In her spare time, Dr. Andrea enjoys painting, gardening, and attempting to cook.

Dr. Ashley Ainsworth

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Ashley Ainsworth graduated from the University of Wisconsin in May of 2020 and joined the Huntley Veterinary Hospital team after graduation. Growing up on a farm, she has always had a passion for animals and enjoys working with them every day. She especially enjoys sharing in the special bond between pets and their owners. In her free time, Dr. Ashley’s hobbies include spending time with friends and family, cooking, outdoor activities such as hiking and hunting, helping out on the family farm, and relaxing at home with her cat, Kato. Life motto: “What’s meant to be, will be.”

Dr. Spencer White

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Spencer grew up in a small farming community in Taylorville, IL.  He learned the importance of taking care of animals and of the human animal bond while helping on his grandparents’ farm. His grandfather and grandmother instilled a deep appreciation and respect for animals that led him into veterinary medicine.   He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and joined the Huntley Veterinary Hospital team in the summer of 2021. The deep connections that he makes with his clients through helping their pets is his favorite part of the job.  Also at the top of his list is the camaraderie shared among his fellow doctors while working together to give the best possible care to their clients.

During his free time, Dr. Spencer has a very wide range of interests that he enjoys. Reading, writing, hiking, theater, watching movies and being around his close friends and family are at the top of his list.  Most of all, Dr. Spencer enjoys spending time with his dog, Freckles, whom he adopted 9 years ago. 

Dr. Jane Stimac

Relief Veterinarian

In the spring of 1995, we created Huntley Veterinary Hospital.  The town of Huntley was a small farming community with 2000 residents.  Our goal was to do our best to provide progressive, quality veterinary medicine and treat our patients and families with the compassion and respect they deserved.

Twenty-six years, two remodels, five passionate veterinarians, and a community of 30,000 residents later, we are proud of what the practice has become.

I feel so fortunate to have worked with a dedicated group of people that helped to make Huntley Veterinary Hospital what it is today.  It warms my heart to think of all the patients I have cared for and the families I have served over the years.  After much deliberation, I have decided to step down from the permanent veterinary staff as of August 1st.  You will still see my face around here filling in for the other doctors.  Wishing you all health and peace.

 

Client Care Staff

Sue

Client Care Representative

Sue has worked for the HVH since 2003, she enjoys watercolor painting, reading, chocolate and wine tasting.  She is currently the Chairman of the Illinois Scottie Rescue, and enjoys raising and showing Scottish Terriers.

Brandie

Office Manager/Client Care Representative

Brandie started working for the HVH in 2005 following a 10 year career in the zoo field as an Animal Keeper/ Elephant Trainer.  She graduated from the University of Illinois, with a Bachelors Degree in Biology and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their two children.

Cheryl

Client Care Representative

Cheryl started at the Huntley Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2016. She has been working in the veterinary profession for over 20 years because of her love of helping animals stay healthy and happy. She likes that every day she learns something new because everyday in our profession is different.

Cheryl has two adult daughters, Kristen and Lauren, who are her best friends. She shares her home with her dog Mia, a 6-year-old mix who she adopted from a shelter when she was 3 months old. Cheryl also has 2 American Saddlebred horses which she enjoys watching her daughters show and Another American Saddlebred horse that is retired and enjoys his days in the pasture. Cheryl’s free time consists of hanging out at the barn with her daughters, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Cheryl has always been a believer in the saying “everything happens for a reason”

Veterinary Staff

Brenda

Practice Manager/ Certified Veterinary Technician

Brenda has been employed with the HVH since Feb of 2002 as a CVT and became the Practice Manager March of 2016.  She attended the Veterinary Technician Program at Parkland College in Champaign, IL and became certified in the spring of 1999. Brenda’s favorite part of her job is seeing the wonderful human animal bond that is shared with our clients and patients and hearing stories of how the pets enrich their lives. Brenda shares her life with her husband Todd, their 4 kids, and 3 Furry kids, Arlo a Pembroke welsh corgi, Kinzie a mixed breed rescue dog and Otis her orange spoiled cat. In her free time, she loves to go to musicals with her daughters, watch her son play hockey, go to swim meets, and help her husband on their farm. Life Motto: Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.

Jessica

Technician Supervisor/ Certified Veterinary Technician

Jessica has been with HVH since summer of 2003 and graduated from the Veterinary Medical Technology Program at Joliet Junior College in 2007.  Jessica’s favorite part of her job is definitely surgery and has extensive training and knowledge on canine and feline dentistry.  She spends most of her free time riding and showing in hunter/jumper classes with her horses.  She also enjoys playing with her dachshund Guinness and pet sitting.

Jennifer

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jennifer graduated from the Veterinary Medical Technology Program at Joliet Junior College in 2006 with Jessica.  She has worked for HVH since the summer of 2011.  Jennifer is really great at client communication and loves to help owners get through their pet’s illnesses. She currently works part-time due to having 2 young boys at home to raise.   In the little spare time that she has, she enjoys gardening, taking walks with her family, and spending time with her pets Avery (Lab) and Candy (Cat).

Danielle

Veterinary Assistant

Danielle started working for HVH in 2007 as a Vet Assistant and is currently working on achieving her Veterinary Technician Degree from Penn Foster. Danielle loves her job because every day is something new.  She enjoys her work so much that she even takes her work home. Danielle has rescued her cat “Kermit” and dog “Gracie” (Lab mix) from the HVH. Recently they have added an Australian shepard, “Penny” and she even has Leopard gecko who is 9 “Marley”.   Danielle and her husband Kevin also share their home with their 2 young boys. 

Katelyn

Veterinary Assistant

Katelyn started working for HVH in October 2016. She has a degree in Zoology from Madison, Wisconsin and has recently moved to the area. In her free time, Katelyn enjoys riding horses, camping, hiking, anything outdoor related.

Ciera

Veterinary Assistant/Client Care Representative

Ciera has worked for the HVH since the Spring of 2014.  Ciera’s favorite part of her job is helping surgery run efficiently. She also loves to get to know our clients and their pets. In Ciera’s free time she enjoys cooking, hunting/fishing with her dad and spending time with her all of her “furry” kids. Ciera is currently engaged and is planning a wedding for the fall of 2020.

Nicole

Veterinary Assistant/Client Care Representative

Nicole started working at HVH in August 2017.  She graduated in 2013 from Bel-Rea School for Veterinary Technology.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her dog, “Ashka” and two guinea pigs, “Pepper” and “Penelope”.