Dr. Lisa J. McIntyre
Dr. McIntyre graduated second in her class from the University of Illinois in 1999. She was a veterinary extern at the Anti-Cruelty Society and worked at Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago before having twins and moving to Naperville with her husband Andrew. Since then, two dogs and another son have been added to the family. Dr. McIntyre feels fortunate to be able to enjoy a gratifying career as a small animal veterinarian as well as an active home life. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, dermatology, internal medicine, behavioral health and strengthening the human-animal bond. Personally, she enjoys reading, running, gardening, traveling, and the richness providing home veterinary care to her patients has added to her life.
Dr. Lauri Safford
Dr. Lauri Safford is a 2013 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and a long-time resident of the western suburbs. Dr. Lauri, her husband Dave, sons, and pets live in Plano where they are involved in scouting and volunteering with animal-related organizations.
Dr. Tiffany Leach, DACVIM-Oncology
Dr. Leach is a board certified veterinary medical oncologist. She received her veterinary degree from Kansas State University in 2007. She completed an internship in 2008 and residency in oncology at Purdue University in 2011. She has been in private practice since this time. Throughout her residency training, she enjoyed working emergency, which helped to broaden her knowledge base. Dr. Leach appreciates all aspects of veterinary medicine, but truly values the close relationships she develops with owners and their beloved pets so transitioning to a
practice that provided at-home services was an easy decision. She enjoys being part of a team with the patient’s family in providing palliative care and shedding light on very
difficult, emotional situations. She enjoys spending time with her Irish Wolfhounds, Ronan and Tully. She has found volunteering for various charitable associations, including food pantries, low income care facilities, and pet therapy programs, very rewarding. She also enjoys exploring the city with her friends/family and gardening.
Sarah has been with The Welcome Waggin since 2012. She has been an animal lover since she was a small child and has had a variety of animals. Right now she only has two fur babies, two beautiful cats that she rescued from a clients window well. She hopes to be adding more fur babies to her family soon. She loves working for The Welcome Waggin. She says “it’s different everyday and you really get to know your patients and see them in their own environment. They are much more comfortable in their own home. Sarah lives in Bolingbrook and she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend,family and friends, loves reading, being in the outdoors and volunteering for animal related organizations.
Chrity Millett, CVT, BAS-VT, VTSE
Christy started working in this profession by accident. In 1996, she was working in a fast-food joint and floundering through college changing majors every semester. One day, her dog's veterinarian pulled up to her drive-through window. When she handed Christy the money for her happy meal, the doc asked if she might be interested in a part-time kennel attendant position. Two weeks later she was offered a full-time job as a Vet Assistant and over 20 years later, Christy still finds herself excited to go to work. She started a pet-sitting business to pay her way through college. She earned my CVT license through Joliet Junior College and holds a Bachelor's in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. Christy taught classes in a Veterinary Technology program for over 12 years and is the Coordinator and Instructor for a Veterinary Assistant program at Moraine Valley Community College. She's worked in general practice, emergency and critical care, and is a Certified Pet Loss Companion and a Vet Tech Educator Specialist. When she's not vet-teching, she enjoys traveling, live entertainment, photography, music, writing, reading, and every moment with her family. Working with animals has taught Christy that love can be unconditional, kindness is everything, and that pets are family members. She's also developed a unique skill: Christy is a master doggy-paddler; if it were an Olympic sport, she'd be a gold medalist.