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Yael Cidon, DVM

Dr._Cidon_4_1.JPGDr. Yael Cidon is the owner of PetVets Animal Hospital. She graduated with High Honors in 1992, having earned a Bachelor's of Science and a Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University.

Animals have been an integral part of Dr. Cidon's life. The past 35 years of small animal experience and education has made her well-versed in the language and behavior of cats and dogs.

Prior to the creation of PetVets Animal Hospital in 1997, Dr. Cidon practiced as an attending and emergency clinician at a busy 24-hour emergency hospital in the northwest suburbs.

Dr. Cidon has always referred to her pets as her 'kids.' In 2004, two human children were added into the mix when her twin boys, Noah and Gabriel were born. Both boys hope to be able to work at the hospital when they are older.

Jennifer Frey, DVM


Jennifer Frey received her degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1999. She is originally from the Chicago area and anxiously awaited the day when she could return to skyscrapers and the excitement of city life.

She is excited to be a part of the PetVets team and looks forward to establishing a wonderful relationship with you and your furry companions.

Chris Triola, DVM

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Chris Triola earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2007. He completed his clinical year of study at Washington State University. Dr. Triola originally joined PetVets as an associate veterinarian in general practice in 2008. In 2012, he decided to venture back to the Pacific Northwest where he called Portland his home for 3 years. Always up for a new and exciting chapter in life, he is quite excited to be back with the PetVets family and to return to his home town, Chicago. Dr. Triola is looking forward to reconnect and build new relationships with the Oak Park community and their pets.

Dr. Triola's professional interests include geriatric care and preserving the Human-Animal bond. "Our pets are part of our families, and deserve to be treated as such, so I respect and understand the close bond that exists between them and their owners. I am proud to be able to offer the highest caliber of medicine-what I would want for my family-to the four-legged members of yours."

Kara Kelleher-Brennan, DVM CCRP

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Kara Kelleher-Brennan DVM, CCRP grew up in Chicago. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998. While in veterinary school, Dr. Kelleher-Brennan became interested in physical rehabilitation. At the time, small animal physical rehabilitation was still an undeveloped discipline. Dr. Kelleher-Brennan completed her certification in Canine Physical Rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee in 2012. 

Before joining PetVets, Dr. Kelleher-Brennan practiced small animal medicine in the suburbs and operated a small animal mobile rehab service. She is thrilled to be part of the PetVets team. Her goal is to help patients live happy and healthy lives.

Dr. Richa Sachdev, DVM

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Dr. Richa Sachdev was raised in the southern suburbs of Illinois. She attended Northwestern University in Evanston for her undergrad and then transferred to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts. She left the island in 2007 and did her clinical year at U of I and graduated in 2008. She has a strong interest in dermatology, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry, and is currently in the process of being certified for veterinary acupuncture. She lives in the city with her husband, son, and three dogs (two rescue coconut retrievers from the island, and one rescue pittie from Chicago). In her spare time she enjoys traveling, exploring all the different types of food Chicago has to offer (always can find a new one!), and spending time with her family.

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