Heidi Phillips, VMD, DACVS (Small Animal), is a board-certified small animal surgeon who graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2001. Heidi was a staff surgeon at University of Pennsylvania for 5 years, obtaining specialty training in renal transplant medicine and surgery and microvascular surgery. She is an assistant professor of small animal surgery at University of Illinois with a special interest in brachycephalic airway surgery.
FUN FACT: Heidi has a special place in her heart for orange cats and has a male, 9-year-old Moby, and a female, 3-year-old Minnie, who were both rescued.
Michelle Jaeger, CVT, VTS (Surgery), is the veterinary nurse and clinical coordinator for the soft-tissue surgery service at University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where she has worked for more than 11 years. She earned her BS in biology from University of Illinois and her AS in veterinary technology at Parkland Community College. Michelle is an executive board member and recertification committee chair for the Academy of Veterinary Surgical Technicians and is an Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association member.
FUN FACT: Michelle enjoys making fun designs on bandages at her practice and has made Belle, Goofy, Pooh, Olaf, and various superheroes.