When a family member is under the weather or suffering from discomfort, he deserves the attention of a caring, competent physician with the skills to diagnose his ailment and the compassion to treat him with tenderness.
At Animal Medical Clinic-Wheaton, an expert staff of veterinarian doctors and a skilled team of technicians are here to do just that. Under the directorship of our highly skilled veterinary doctors, your pet is always in good hands. We're ready when your pet needs us.
Dr. Karen Hendrickson, DVM
Dr. Hendrickson joined AMC Wheaton in 2014.
Dr. Hendrickson grew up in the Schaumburg area and worked as a technician before college and while obtaining her degree. Dr. Hendrickson graduated from the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.
Since then, she has spent her time practicing in the Schaumburg/Streamwood area. Dr. Hendrickson see’s dogs & cats and enjoys both the medical and surgical aspects of their care while also having a strong interest in dentistry.
She has a Husky/Labrador mix named Katie, and a cat named Nancy Jo; both of whom are rescues. Dr. Hendrickson has a special place in her heart for Labrador retrievers and is a crazy Chicago Sports fan (Cubs not Sox!).
Dr. Renee Seager, DVM
Dr. Renee Seager earned her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 after completing her undergraduate studies at Millikin University. Although a native of the northwestern suburbs, upon graduation she spent the next few years practicing in northeastern Wisconsin. She very excited to be moving back to her home town.
Dr. Seager's veterinary interests are in general medicine, soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology and ultrasound. Her love for learning and getting to know clients and patients keeps her engaged in all aspects of veterinary medicine.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Seager and her husband Matthew share their home with two cats, Winston and Amelia. In her free time, she enjoys long distance running, being outdoors, traveling, playing the cello, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Tawnia Zollinger, DVM, CVA
Dr. Tawnia Zollinger started at AMC Wheaton in 2007. She did her undergraduate studies in St. Petersburg, FL, and graduated from University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Upon graduation she completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in Washington, DC, a Zoo and Exotic Medicine Internship at Oklahoma State University and Tulsa Zoo, and finally a Zoological Medicine Internship at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Through veterinary school she volunteered at many zoos and aquariums around the country.
At AMC Wheaton she sees dogs, cats, avian and exotic patients and is the head veterinarian for the animals at Cosley Zoo here in Wheaton! Dr. Zollinger is also Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and is interested in herbal medicine. Dr. Zollinger appreciates a mix of traditional and conventional medicine.
In her spare time Dr. Zollinger is owned by a crazy dog, overly friendly cat, salt water fish, two adventurous young girls and a drummer husband. She also loves to cook, travel, visit beaches, eat at BBQ restaurants, visit wineries and breweries, and make homemade wine.
Dr. Katherine A. Neumann, DVM
Dr. Neumann joined AMC Wheaton in 2019.
Dr. Neumann grew upon in the Downers Grove area and earned her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. While working on her undergraduate degree, she conducted behavioral research on sun bears at a local zoo and then at the University of Illinois managed a team of volunteers at the university’s wildlife clinic. Upon graduation she spent the next few years working in fast paced clinics in both the western and southern suburbs of the Chicagoland area. As she started her family, she moved to a practice that allowed her to be spend more time with her family.
Dr. Neumann manages care of both cats and dogs with an interest in internal medical, allergies/dermatology, pain management, nutritional health and dentistry. Her overall goal is to work with the pet parent(s) to create a plan to provide their pet the best quality of life and create a long-term relationship. Being engaged with her clients and understanding their needs helps her provide the best quality of care.
When not working, Dr. Neumann enjoys spending time with her two little boys, the family’s chihuahua mix rescue, and her husband. She loves spending time outdoors, practicing yoga, baking and enjoys any fall activities.