We celebrated Diane's day and over $500.00 went to the service dogs.  Diane seemed very happy and Dr. Mayer reflected on when he started at Abell with Dr. Abell, Diane, and Chris.  He remembered how we did tests on little paper strips, how the anesthesia kept the pets asleep for much longer, how no pain management was used, and the technology we now have with digital radiography, laser surgery, laser therapy, and ultrasound.  He remembered when there were very few specialists and referrals were not as common.  He said the one thing that had not changed were the caring people and that Diane was an example of that.  I am glad there is innovation in pet care but as Dr. Mayer says "No one cares how much you know until they know you care".

Love your feline friend, Zsa Zsa

Veterinarians serving the Chicago, Park Ridge, Norridge, Harwood Heights, Niles, Rosemont and Des Plaines Communities.

Thank you for visiting our Veterinarian page.  Our unified goal is to be a caring veterinary practice providing the most excellent veterinary medicine possible.  All of us maintain a high level of excellence in our veterinary skills by attending continuing education programs on a regular basis.  We invest in the most technologically advanced equipment and invest in the educational training of our wonderful, long-serving staff.   We are grateful to be practicing at Abell Animal Hospital because our clients allow us to do what we do on the highest level and to be able to be caring veterinarians.   Thank you.

Dr. Glenn Mayer

Glenn Mayer, DVM, graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine, and assumed full ownership of Abell Animal Hospital in 1981. He feels he has the best job in the world.  He loves being a Veterinarian and is grateful that he has a long-term staff and that he practices medicine in this neighborhood where people care and love their pets.  He has been practicing at Abell Animal Hospital since 1980. Dr. Mayer has served the veterinary profession in many roles as a member and leader of the local veterinary board, and member of the state and national veterinary associations.  He has been active in the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association for 30 years and served as President from 1993-1994 and won the CVMA Merit Award twice.  Currently, he is co-chair of the Public Education Committee.  He is active and supportive of animal-assisted therapy through Canine Motivated Therapies, Inc.  He has two children, Candice and Jillian; and 2 grandchildren, Zach and Alex, and lives with 1 dog:  Cali (Heinz 57).  When he is not practicing veterinary medicine or attending continuing education classes, his hobbies are movies, travelling, and working out.  He is a Chicago Cubs fan, a Chicago Bulls Fan and a Chicago Bears fan.  He has close friends dating back to grammar school, high school and college, and likes to spend time with them.

Cheryl Schoessow, DVM

Cheryl Schoessow, DVM is a 2005 graduate of the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine.  She has a special interest in exotic animals—guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, and other small mammals—pocket pets!  She has been at Abell Animal Hospital for 3 years as a veterinarian but started at Abell many years ago.  At age 16, she began her veterinary career at Abell Animal Hospital caring for boarding animals in the kennel, worked her way up to a technician and came back in the fall of 2006 as a Veterinarian.  She has one child, Tyler, and lives with 4 dogs, all trained using a wireless dog fence:  Snickers (dachshund), Charlotte (coonhound), Kodi (chow mix) Gordy (beagle); 2 cats:  Mouse and Jasper (both domestic short hair) who are sister and brother; 2 guinea pigs:  Sarah and Patrick and one box turtle: Shelly (18 years old!).  When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, she loves to go to concerts. 

Simran Singh, DVM, graduated in 2003 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts. His clinical year was completed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine. He joined the staff of Abell Animal Hospital in 2004 as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Singh is a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association.  In his free time he enjoys watching movies, playing in poker tournaments and has recently become a motorcycle enthusiast.

Andria Miller, DVM is a 1997 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and a 1993 graduate of Rutgers University.  She has practiced small animal medicine in St. Louis, MO and Omaha, NE before moving to Chicago 1 1/2 years ago.  She is happy to be a member of the Abell Animal Hospital staff.  Dr. Miller has two cats: Simon, a spunky 15 yr old and Jasper, a lazy 8 yr old.  In her free time, she enjoys going to Chicago sporting events (due to her fiance's intense interest Chicago teams she has become a sports fan by default), cooking, traveling and anything fitness related.


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