Meet Our Veterinarians and Team Members

Our veterinarians and supporting team members turned their love of animals into an opportunity to help loving owners care for their four-legged companions. They share the philosophy that owners need just as much care as their pets, while bringing their own unique experiences and perspectives to the practice. Read their bios to learn more about them!


Dr. Petereit

Dr. SCOTT PETEREIT, DVM, Medical Director

Graduating from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991, Dr. Petereit brings over 25 years of clinical small animal medical experience to Companion Animal Hospitals. His interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and employing diagnostic modalities such as ultrasound and endoscopy.

Dr. Petereit is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association. When he is not helping pets, he spends his time with his wife and three children and the family dog, Tyler. In his free time, he enjoys the remote outdoors, fishing, hiking and snowboarding.

Support Team


Laurie, Hospital Manager

Bio Coming Soon!


Gricel, Lead veterinary technician

Hello! My name is Gricel and I am an Illinois State Alumni, graduated in May of 2018 with a Bachelors in Animal Sciences. Soon after my graduation I took a vacation to Ecuador, not knowing I was going to bring back a stray puppy. She is now a happy energetic one year old mutt.
Other than spending time with my dogs, I love to workout and eat food! I can't wait to meet you and your furry family members!

megan, veterinary technician

Bio Coming Soon!

Kelly, veterinary assistant

Hello! My name is Kelly! I recently completed the Veterinary Assistant program at College of Lake County. I decided to go into the veterinary medicine field because I have a passion to care for the health and well-being for all animals. I enjoy going to the gym, Six Flags, bike riding downtown and watching scary movies.

Fun fact about me: I have 3 chinchillas, 3 hermit crabs, 1 snake, 1 cat and a family dog!


Natalie, customer service representative

Hello, My name is Natalie and I am a receptionist here at Companion in Vernon Hills. I have always loved animals dearly, so being able to help animals and their owners alike is definitely my favorite part of this job.

I currently have only a few pets, a cat named Stormy, a dog named Boomer and a bearded dragon named Oli who are all quite spoiled!



Jessica, Pet Groomer

Hi, I'm Jessica.  I joined the team back in March of 2010. I became a professionally certified Pet Groomer in 2001. I pride myself on being able to give pets a low-stress grooming experience and am familiar with most dog and cat breeds. I share my time between grooming here at Companion Animal Hospital Mt. Prospect and at Companion Animal Hospital Vernon Hills. In my off time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. I have 2 dogs; Teddi Bear and Chloe, and 4 cats; Rascal, Harley, Mocha and Athena, that help keep me busy too. I look forward to meeting you and your pets and giving them a relaxing day at the pet spa!