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.
Megan Moser, DVM
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 3 years ago to pursue education and work in the veterinary medicine field. I have loved all kinds of animals since I was young and after having everything from hamsters to horses, I am the proud pet parent of a 17-year old tabby cat named Tigger, a 4-year old Pomeranian named Indie, and a 1-year old cat named Wilson. When I am not working you can find me at Cubs games with friends, finding new restaurants to try in the city, and binge-watching Netflix shows with the cats and dog at home! I am so excited to be working with Companion Animal Hospital and to be part of a team who genuinely cares about the health and safety of your pets.
nicole, customer service representative
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!
jamie, veterinary technician
Hi, my name is Jamie. I have been working as a veterinary technician for the past 11 years. I'm originally from Wisconsin and did my undergrad in animal biology at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. I have an eleven year old black pug named Turk and a young, long haired calico cat named Ducky. I am excited to be a part of the new Companion Wicker Park team and I look forward to meeting you and your pets.
vanessa, veterinary technician
Hi I'm Vanessa! I was born and raised in Chicago. and I share my home with two Chihuahuas, three cats a turtle and one two legged tween. I’ve worked as a veterinary technician for over ten years in clinics, and at several no kill animal shelters. I have chosen this line of work because animals continue to teach me on a daily basis about all of the important things in life, and they bring me joy everyday. I believe strongly in implementing kindness and relieving suffering wherever I can. I look forward to meeting you and the rest of your four legged family!
Pierre, offical greeter and companion mascot
Bonjour from Pierre! Pierre is a Companion recruit from PAWS Chicago - who was previously PAWS longest term cat before we adopted him 3 days short of his 4 year reunion! Being diabetic, deaf, and 16 years old made it difficult for Pierre to find a furever home, but when we heard his story, we knew he was perfect! He loves cuddling with the staff and sun bathing in our windows. Make sure to swing by and get some Pierre cuddles!