Our Team

The members of our staff are dedicated to providing you with the most exceptional, compassionate, and patient-centered medical care for your beloved family member.

Chris Beebe – Hospital Manager


Born and raised in Sugar Grove, Chris joined the Critter Care team in May, 2017. Over the past 20 years, Chris has lead many non-profit organizations in both community and fund development. She raised nearly $2 million for the March of Dimes in Los Angeles, CA, opened a branch office for the Arthritis Foundation in Long Beach, CA and was Executive Director of the American Cancer Society in New Orleans, LA. In June of 2013, Chris took the helm of Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Belle Chasse, LA, a small, rural no-kill shelter on the verge of closing. During her three years at PAWS, Chris rebuilt the organization into an admired and respected animal shelter. During that time, her leadership helped double annual income, launch a low-cost vet clinic, take over operations of the municipal animal control facility, and led Plaquemines Parish in becoming the first parish in the state of Louisiana to go from 100% kill to no-kill status.

In her free time, Chris loves spending time with her family and rescue dogs – Jack and Elliott, and cats – George and Gus. She is an artist, a gardener, and loves just about anything creative.

Jennifer Hockings – Certified Vet Tech


Jennifer joined the Critter Care Vet Tech team in May 2007. She graduated with an Associate in Applied Science degree from Parkland College in 2000. Her interests include dog behavior and training. She shares her home with her husband, two children, two horses; Cajun and Hawkeye, two dogs; Gator and Hannah, and a cat; Rookie. Outside of Critter Care, Jennifer fosters Bull Terriers for Illinois Doberman Rescue, enjoys horseback riding, photography, and watching the I.D. channel.

Katie Olson – Certified Vet Assistant / Reception


A relative newcomer, Katie joined the Critter Care team in November 2016 after six years working on a swine farm. With an Associates degree in Science and a Veterinary Assistant Certificate, Katie is a natural fit here. When not at Critter Care, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, cooking/baking and spending time with Remy, a Border Collie/Lab mix adopted from TAILS.

Samantha Wyszynski – Reception


Sam has been part of the Critter Care team since February 2016. One of the things that Sam loves most about her job is meeting new animals and their people each and every day. Sam is passionate about caring for animals and people too. This passion has led her to take courses for Medical Assisting at Waubonsee Community College. Growing up around many different types of animals and volunteering at a horse rescue and rehabilitation center has fueled the fire for her love of animals. Did we mention that Sam has an adorable French Bulldog fur baby named Oliver? If she could, Sam would talk about Oliver all day!

Alicia Barnes – Certified Vet Assistant / Reception


Growing up on a cattle ranch (and an obsession watching Animal Planet) sparked Alicia’s love of animals. With a Vet Assistant Certification in hand and a huge vision for her career, Alicia’s plans include continuing her education and becoming a Veterinarian! While progressing along her career path, she loves hanging out with her Australian Cattle Dog, Grizz and pit mix, Pepper.