Dr. Joe is the founder, owner & Medical Director at Harvester Veterinary Hospital of Burr Ridge. After spending the last eight years at Archer Veterinary Clinic in Lemont, Dr. Joe noticed the demand within the veterinary industry & saw an opportunity to further help pet owners by opening Harvester Veterinary Hospital of Burr Ridge and continues to split her time between Harvester Veterinary Hospital of Burr Ridge & Archer Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Joe strives to always find a way to help pets as soon as possible and in the best ways possible and is also committed to creating a more diverse, inclusive & equitable veterinary community.
Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Joe received her B.S. in Biology from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Joe's professional interests include ophthalmology, internal medicine, behavior and is Fear Free Certified. Dr. Joe and her husband share their home with their daughter (Mabel), their Old English Sheepdog (Finnick) & their domestic short hair cat (Sir Bonkers). In her free time, Dr. Joe enjoys traveling, hiking/camping, cooking & enjoying great restaurants around Chicago.
Dr. Nick attended University of Illinois for both his Bachelor of Science (2012) and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (2016). He began working in the veterinary field in 2009, and was inspired to pursue veterinary medicine after his interest in science and medicine, along with his love for animals. Dr. Niemiec says one of the best parts of working in veterinary medicine is helping families and their pets while experiencing new challenges and successes every day.
Kelly grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. She graduated from Hinsdale South High School and went on to graduate from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s in communications. A few years after graduation, she began working in veterinary medicine and found her passion. She has been in the field for over 16 years and finds working with people and pets to be new and fun every day. When she is not at work, she is spending time with her husband and 3 furry family members, Dodge, Debo and Scout.