Author Archives: Ashley Venice

The Case of the Dryer Cat

Roscoe is a 12-year-old, neutered male Poodle who was originally presented in September 2017 for having urinary accidents in the house, straining to urinate, and increased frequency of urination. His physical examination was unremarkable except for having a large bladder. A urinalysis and x-rays were performed which showed evidence for a urinary tract infection and several urinary stones in the bladder as well as the urethra. Two types of stones were suspected based on the results, including struvite stones, which are most frequently caused by a urinary tract infection in dogs, and calcium oxalate stones, which are associated with increased calcium and oxalate in the urine and a decreased pH.

Thoracic Trauma

Roscoe is a 12-year-old, neutered male Poodle who was originally presented in September 2017 for having urinary accidents in the house, straining to urinate, and increased frequency of urination. His physical examination was unremarkable except for having a large bladder. A urinalysis and x-rays were performed which showed evidence for a urinary tract infection and several urinary stones in the bladder as well as the urethra. Two types of stones were suspected based on the results, including struvite stones, which are most frequently caused by a urinary tract infection in dogs, and calcium oxalate stones, which are associated with increased calcium and oxalate in the urine and a decreased pH.

Healing Kasey’s Wound

Roscoe is a 12-year-old, neutered male Poodle who was originally presented in September 2017 for having urinary accidents in the house, straining to urinate, and increased frequency of urination. His physical examination was unremarkable except for having a large bladder. A urinalysis and x-rays were performed which showed evidence for a urinary tract infection and several urinary stones in the bladder as well as the urethra. Two types of stones were suspected based on the results, including struvite stones, which are most frequently caused by a urinary tract infection in dogs, and calcium oxalate stones, which are associated with increased calcium and oxalate in the urine and a decreased pH.

Dr. Feldman’s Most Interesting Cases of 2018!

Roscoe is a 12-year-old, neutered male Poodle who was originally presented in September 2017 for having urinary accidents in the house, straining to urinate, and increased frequency of urination. His physical examination was unremarkable except for having a large bladder. A urinalysis and x-rays were performed which showed evidence for a urinary tract infection and several urinary stones in the bladder as well as the urethra. Two types of stones were suspected based on the results, including struvite stones, which are most frequently caused by a urinary tract infection in dogs, and calcium oxalate stones, which are associated with increased calcium and oxalate in the urine and a decreased pH.

Dr. Nicolas Spodak – Veterinarian, Partner

Dr. Spodak became a managing partner of Animal Care Center in 2010, after joining the team in 2008 with a concentration in surgery and medicine. Before pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, Dr. Spodak worked on four different continents as a field biologist. Today, he is passionate about zoology, with a strong interest in exotics […]

Ashley Venice – Marketing Coordinator

Ashley started working for Kremer Veterinary Services in 2017. She graduated from North Central College with a triple bachelors degree in Marketing, Management & Entrepreneurship.  Ashley handles all of our Facebook pages, graphic design, website development, promotional materials & many other marketing related things! Ashley has always been in love with animals from an early […]

Brian Niezabitowski – Practice Manager

Brian Niezabitowski started working for Kremer Veterinary Services in January of 2018. He is currently the Operations/Practice Manager at the Animal Care Center of Downers Grove location.  Brian graduated from De La Salle High School in Chicago, Illinois. He then went on to start his degree in Criminal Justice at Moraine Valley Community College. What […]

Dr. Jennifer Mutchler – Veterinarian, Partner

Dr. Jennifer Mutchler graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She started working for Animal Medical Center immediately after graduating and continued there after Kremer Veterinary Services purchased the business. Dr. Mutchler’s favorite thing about the veterinary field is that every day is a new adventure! She gets to share […]

Jennifer Kopera – Technician Manager

Jennifer Kopera has been working for Kremer Veterinary Services since February of 2015. She began as a technician at Animal Care Center of Plainfield and got the opportunity to transfer to Animal Care Center of Downers Grove in December of 2017 to become the Technician Manager! Jennifer studied Veterinary Medical Technology at Joliet Junior College […]