Meet Our Veterinarians and Staff
Allow us to introduce ourselves—your veterinary staff in Wicker Park! At every level, we’re animal lovers, healers, caregivers...you name it. We’re passionate about helping others, and we think it shows!
Meet the veterinarians and supporting staff members that make Companion Animal Hospital a warm, welcoming place for all.
dr. Megan Moser
Even as a kid, I knew I wanted to work or be around animals as much as I could. As I evolved into more vet care as a veterinary technician, I then realized I wanted to be even more involved with their well-being and health. That's when I attended St. George’s Veterinary School. After graduation, I settled down in San Francisco. While there, I worked at a 24-hour emergency hospital and general practices for 12 years. The best thing about veterinary medicine for me is solving the most complex of cases and providing relief to pets and humans alike, during difficult times. Some of my toughest and most memorable cases were dealing with animals that were suffering from second- and third-degree burns. Most were from house or apartment fires and their needs and treatment plans were complex. Helping to get them through their recovery was amazingly fulfilling.
Since I was previously living on the West Coast, I am excited to explore the different neighborhoods and restaurants the Chicago area has to offer.
More about Dr. Moser:
Special interests in veterinary medicine?
Most unusual pet she's treated?
Iguana and a Horned Owl
Favorite place to visit?
La Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Favorite sports team?
Three things people might be surprised to know:
- I am number 7 of 8 children. (Irish Catholic, of course!).
- My favorite song is "Brandy" by Looking Glass.
- If I wasn't a vet, I would be a criminologist.
Madeline McGowan, Manager
I was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota and moved to Chicago 6 years ago to continue my career in Veterinary Medicine. I have been passionate about animal care since I was young and have had everything from hamsters to horses. The most interesting animals I have ever cared for were elephants and water buffalo while in Thailand! Currently, I am the proud pet parent to a 7-year-old Pomeranian named Indie, a 4-year-old cat named Wilson and just welcomed a new kitten into our household named Hopper! When I am not working you can find me at various sporting events, trying new restaurants in the Chicagoland area and binge-watching shows with the cats and dog at home on the couch. The last few years working at Companion Wicker Park have been such a rewarding experience and I am so proud to be part of a team who truly cares about each one of our clients and patients.
Nathalie, Customer Service Representative
Hi! My name is Nathalie. I always knew from a young age I wanted to work with animals. I grew with all types of pets and quickly learned I would like to work in animal health care. I started my journey about 3 years ago at a doggy daycare. I am excited to continue my path in animal care at Companion Wicker Park! I am a proud parent of two pups, Wendy a 3 year old shih-tzu mix and Buddy a 5 year old mini poodle mix. In my free time you'll find me watching binge watching Netflix/Hulu and cuddling my pups. I also love hiking and exploring new places/restaurants. I'm thrilled to work with such a fantastic team at Companion Wicker Park and can't wait to meet your fur babies!
logan, customer service representative
Food intolerances, luxating patella's, and Mini's oh My! I'm Logan! I am a dog dad of 3 precious pups! Deliliah, our pack leader is a 5-pound, loveable, selfish Chihuahua. Winston, my fragile guy is a 7-pound, overweight Yorkie. My newest family member is Newton, a 1-year-old 15-pound Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who's tail never stops wagging! I am a recent transplant to Chicago, from good ole' Iowa. Go Hawks! On my days off catch me at home, snuggled up on the couch with the pups, looking up million-dollar homes that I can't afford on Zillow. On warmer days, if you see us walking in the neighborhood, please don't hesitate to say hi!
Karen, customer service representative
Hey, I’m Karen, your friendly neighborhood receptionist! I’m a lifelong animal lover, I’m talking everything from creepy crawlies to warm and fuzzies. I’ve recently transitioned into the vet world from the spa life. I was a massage therapist for 12 years after studying in glorious Sedona, Arizona. Before that, I worked as an assistant dog trainer and an EEG Biofeedback technician. I’ve had pets my whole life: fish, iguanas, hamsters, rats, cats, dogs, and horses. I’m a total sucker for extra-large and smoosh faced breeds. I currently have 2 rescue pups, The Dude (Malamute/Golden) and Buster (Pug/Bulldog), they are the best of buds and crack me up daily. In my spare time, I enjoy baking goodies, reading fantasy novels, and practicing crocheting. I look forward to meeting you and your furry friends!
Adriana, Veterinary Technician
Hello! My name is Adriana and I have worked in this exceptional field for five years. I first attended Triton College's Veterinary Assistant Program and received my certification. Working with animals has always been my dream since I was young. I am now a dog mom to an 8-year-old Chihuahua named Romeo. I enjoy working with the 'spicy' chihuahuas that come in to the clinic. I also like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. I am so excited to have joined Companion Animal Hospital and get to be a part of such a great team. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!
Ana, Veterinary Technician
Hi I’m Ana! I have been a technician for over five years. I grew up just a few blocks from here so I know the area very well. I have 3 cats named Molly, Biggie and Chucky the Chunk, 2 African ball pythons named Rocco and Orion and a Bearded Dragon named Zeus. In my free time I like to play video games, read murder mysteries and True Crime documentaries on Netflix. The team here calls me the “crazy cat lady” as felines are my specialty, so I look forward to meeting all of your cats and kittens!
Desiree, Veterinary Technician
Oyé! My name is Desireé and it is my pleasure to help you understand your furry family to the best of my ability. I'm a street smart native to this Wild Chicago that grew up taking transit solo exploring different neighborhoods and going to shows around town for fun. From a young age, I longed to care for and better understand others, especially animals, from all walks of life. My love started with a fire bellied toad, I worked with a saltwater tank featuring a white spotted puffer, trained with new dog owners in Oregon and LA before moving into rescue work during a devastating wildfire season. Along the way, I specialized in rehoming and fostering many special needs creatures including injured wildlife, some of whom were found in my very own backyard!
My current loves are my two rescue cats, Charlie, a brown tabby from a hoarder house and Cheech, a dog- friendly Maine coon. I can't wait to say hello to you and your little friend!
nicole, veterinary technician
I have been in the animal industry for about 6 years now. I slowly worked my way up from working at doggy day-cares to getting my first position at an animal clinic. Animals have been my passion for as long as I can remember and being able to work with them everyday is truly a childhood dream come true. My first word was dog - no surprise there! I am a proud dog mom to my wonderful 5 year old Lhasa Apso Humphrey. I hope to soon add a feline friend to the mix. My favorite things to do in my free time is take Humphrey to the forest preserve, long walks and spending quality time with my significant other. I am proud to work for Companion Animal Hospital who is committed to the greater good of animals. I have learned so many valuable skills to help me grow within my career. I can't wait to meet your fur-babies!
Grace, Veterinary Technician
I was born and raised in Crystal Lake, IL where I lived until I went to school at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to receive my bachelor's of science in Animal Sciences. While in school, I discovered I have a passion for dairy cows which lead me to work on a dairy farm as well as a dairy calf research trial. After graduating in 2021, I moved to Chicago and started my career at CAHWP! I am a loving dog mama to a 3-year-old rescue pittie named Tasmania as well as an auntie to a Dutch shepherd, Bear and a German shepherd, Maia. So, it is safe to say that I love working with the so-called "bully breeds." I look forward to meeting you and giving lots of snuggles to your furry family members!
Tuna, offical greeter and companion mascot
Tuna was brought to our clinic after she was deemed 'unadoptable' due to some of her potty issues. She was graciously handed the title of 'official greeter' by Pierre before he crossed the rainbow bridge and has done an amazing job. She loves to walk around and say hello to our clients, ADORES big dogs and gets the zoomies when all of her people are here at work. She joins everyone on their lunch break, often sitting on their lap and smelling the food before allowing them to eat it. She loves to have staring contests from the opposite end of the hallway and always wins. She is our favorite little land manatee! 🙂
In Memory of pierre
Pierre was the longest term cat in PAWS Chicago care before the Companion team adopted him 3 days short of his 4 year reunion. As soon as we heard his story, we knew we were each other's perfect fit. Pierre was diabetic, deaf, and 16 years old upon adoption, which had made it difficult for him to find a fur-ever home. We adopted him shortly after opening our doors and he instantly became part of the Companion family and loved and adored by our clients.
We are so happy that we were able to give Pierre cuddles, love, and care in the last 2 years of his life. We'll miss seeing him snuggled up at his window spot, soaking up the sun. In honor of him, we have named our cat room and his favorite spot in the hospital "Pierre's Room". We will miss you Pierre!