Meet Our Team

Providing excellence in Veterinary Care on Spring Road in Elmhurst since 1987.

Dr. John DeVries, DVM

Dr. DeVries graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. He founded DeVries Animal Hospital in 1987 at 475 Spring Road in Elmhurst. The practice moved to 528 Spring Road in 1989 to accommodate its growth and to provide better service to clients and patients. He resides in Elmhurst with his wife and four children and is actively involved in the community.

He served on the Elmhurst Zoning and Planning Commission for 10 years. He is involved in the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce, has served on the District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence, and is an active member of the Spring Road Business Association, serving as Treasurer since 2005.  A lifelong resident of Elmhurst, he currently serves on the board of the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.  He is the organizer of the annual Spring Road Pet Parade.

He has practiced veterinary medicine since 1984 and still greatly enjoys his occupation. He is a member of the AVMA, ISVMA and CVMA.  Dr. DeVries strives to keep up with the new medical advances by attending 45 hours of continuing education each year. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling with his family, singing barbershop music and singing in the church choir. He is a weekend warrior in his workshop where his best friends are named DeWalt, Makita, and Stanley.  He is the proud owner of  a Border/Boston terrier mix named “Gizmo”

Dr. Kathleen Meyers, DVM

Dr. Meyers also graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and has been in practice since 1998. Originally from Westchester, Illinois, she first practiced in Valparaiso, Indiana. She returned to the Chicago area and has been on staff at DeVries Animal Hospital since January, 2001. She owns a lively mixed breed dog named Rufus and a Golden Retriever named Harpo. She and her husband, a computer consultant, keep very busy raising their six daughters and two sons.

Dr. Julie Daly, DVM

Dr. Daly is a native of eastern Iowa and graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in the Chicago area since graduation, most recently in the far western suburbs. She has a strong background in dentistry and surgery. When not practicing medicine she keeps busy with her family which includes her husband, two children, a dog and a cat. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, and camping.

Our Relief Doctors

Dr. Vince Staniskis, DVM

Dr. Staniskis is a valuable addition to our veterinarian team with over 20 years of practice experience, most recently in the western suburbs.  His knowledge and experience are appreciated by both patients and clients.  He is fluent in Lithuanian, and enjoys sharing his cultural heritage with others.  In his spare time he enjoys singing in a Lithuanian choir.  His hobbies include his children and being a soccer dad.

Dr. Adrianne Brusek, DVM

Dr. Brusek, a native of the north side of Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and has been practicing in the Chicago area since then.  She has a true passion for animals and shares her home with 2 dogs (an Irish Setter and Gordon Setter) and 3 cats.  She keeps very busy raising 4 young children when she’s not at work.

Dr. Kim Labak, DVM

Dr. Labak graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing in the Chicago area for many years and most recently as on-call veterinarian with DeVries Animal Hospital.  She has a true love for animals and enjoys practicing veterinary medicine.  She shares her home with her husband and two Mini-Pitbull mutts named Doc Brown and Marty. Dr. Labak enjoys travelling, exploring nature and performing music.

Caroline, Practice Manager

Caroline has recently taken over as Practice Manager. She graduated from York High School, got her undergraduate degree from Butler University and studied at the University of Edinburgh.  She is an avid animal lover and shares her home with Chance, a Border Collie.  Caroline enjoys reading, crocheting and travelling.


Nancy joined the staff at DeVries Animal Hospital in 1989, and has enjoyed seeing the practice grow through the years. She has made many lasting relationships with our clients and their pets.  Nancy has stepped away from her position as Office Manager, but remains an integral part of the Hospital Staff.

Nancy is working from her home, with limited hours at the Hospital. Her love for animals and her understanding of our pet owner’s needs have given her the opportunity to make many lasting friendships with our clients.  Nancy’s special interest is helping families search for the right pet to fit their lifestyle.

She and her husband live in Elmhurst and share their home with these lovely dogs.  They also have two children and four grandchildren, so life is full indeed.  Nancy’s hobbies are photography and writing and her goal is to finish and publish her book of stories about the animals and their owners who have touched her life throughout her career.

Nan, Office Manager

After a long career in customer service at a large insurance company, Nan is happy to be with DeVries Animal Hospital working with pets. She is a cat lover and currently shares her home with her husband. Nan also loves dogs and enjoys helping to meet the needs of all our clients.

Peggy, Receptionist

Peggy is a Sheltie lover and currently has Breaker and cats Bumblebee & William.  This is her second career after working in a major retail chain distribution center for 40 years.  She lives in Hillside with her husband and has a daughter.

Diane, Receptionist

Diane retired from a career in the medical field and joined our Client Care team.  She is a life long resident of Elmhurst.   She shares her home with Kelvyn and Stuart Little, both mixed breed cats.  Diane has a heart for volunteering and has completed 3 volunteer sessions at Best Friends Sanctuary in Utah.  In her spare time, Diane enjoys travelling and bird watching.

Brigette, Receptionist

Brigette has been bringing her pets to DeVries Animal Hospital since 1991.  Upon retirement from her career in IT at a large international corporation she opted for a more local and community focused position.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and appreciation of excellence in customer service.  She has two adult children, and shares her home with her husband.

Melissa, Certified Veterinary Technician

Melissa has been on staff at DeVries Animal Hospital since 2015.  She graduated from Joliet Junior College’s Veterinary Technician program in 2010 and obtained her certification in veterinary technology. Her favorite aspect of being an animal nurse is interacting with the animals and their owners. She believes that the role she and the technician staff play in providing quality care for sick patients is vital to each patient’s recovery. Melissa’s future goals consist of visiting Walt Disney World, spending time with her German Shepherd mix Tippi, and enjoying quality time with her family.

Anna, Veterinary Technician

Anna has been a member of the patient care team since 2013 and enjoys the variety of animals that greet her every day!  She has a son, Zayden, who keeps her very busy. Anna also has a Pitbull, Luke, and a rabbit, Cashew.

Nick, Veterinary Technician

Nick has worked as a veterinary technician for over 15 years and has a passion for animals.  He excels at calming dogs with his dog whisperer abilities. He has a love of the outdoors and enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, archery and spending time with his dog.  Nick and his fiancé share their home with their dog Gemma.

Haley, Veterinary Technician

Haley graduated from Fox College in 2022, earning her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She shares her home with her yellow lab, Rambo, and her rat, Natasha. Haley is originally from Columbus but moved to Elmhurst in 2019. She loves big dogs and working out.