JILL FRANZEN, CVT. Jill is a technician in the CT/radiation therapy section of the radiology department at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and is also a graduate of the Parkland College veterinary technician program. She works closely with the hospital’s oncology department and enjoys explaining to fourth-year veterinary students the basics of cancer treatment via radiation therapy.
SUSAN HARTMAN, CVT. Sue is a registered radiologic technologist, registered in CT and certified in MRI. She graduated from Decatur Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology and has worked in several hospital and clinical settings. She spent the last 18 years at Carle Clinic in Urbana, Ill., and joined the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2006.
KIMBERLY KNAP, CVT, CCRP. Kim is the rehabilitation specialist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She received a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from the University of Illinois, and graduated from Parkland College’s veterinary technician program. She was among the first group to gain the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners designation. Kim is a nationally recognized expert in rehabilitation, and helps instruct an elective course and rotation for veterinary and veterinary technician students.
DEBRA [SAM] McCALL, CVT. Sam is an imaging technologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital and is the radiology clinical coordinator. She graduated from the Parkland College veterinary technology program in 1981. Sam received her bachelor’s degree in education in 1990 and her master’s degree in education in 1994. She has worked at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for 24 years, teaching second-year veterinary technician and fourth-year veterinary students radiographic positioning of small and large animals.
CAROLINE MOLLER, CVT. Caroline graduated from the Parkland College veterinary technology program in 2002 and has been working in the imaging department at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital as an animal imaging technologist since that time. She helps teach fourth-year veterinary students and veterinary technician students about radiology and nuclear medicine.
LINDSEY OSTERBUR, CVT. While attending the Parkland College veterinary technology program, Lindsey worked as an assistant at two veterinary clinics. She graduated from the program in 2002 and began working at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in its imaging department. She took interest in the imaging section and worked there for four years. Although now working for the family business, she maintains her veterinary technician certification.
JENNIFER ROSE, CVT. Jenny is a graduate of the Parkland College veterinary technician program. She has been an oncology technician at the Cancer Care Clinic at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital since 1997. Along with clinical duties, she works with fourth-year veterinary students and veterinary technician students, teaching the approach to oncology procedures and chemotherapy administration. Jenny has published articles about chemotherapy administration and safety and has lectured on the subject at various conferences.
BETH SAUPE, CVT. Beth graduated from the Parkland College veterinary technician program in 1989 and worked in private practice for a short time prior to joining the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 1991. Before joining the radiology department, she worked in the hospital’s small animal surgical department and in the equine cardiology/respiratory research unit. She now specializes in nuclear medicine and teaches third- and fourth-year veterinary students the diagnostic uses of nuclear medicine and overall horse-handling skills.
MELINDA SMITH, CVT. Melinda graduated from Parkland College in 1996 with a degree in veterinary technology and has been with the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital since that time. She specializes in the hospital’s imaging department, working with all species and utilizing the latest imaging technology.
CHARLENE WERTS, CVT. Char has been working in the imaging section of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital since she graduated from Parkland College’s veterinary technician program in 1990, and has been a radiation therapy technician since 1992. In 1995 she was trained on CT and has performed CT studies on a variety of species. She uses CT to plan for most of the radiation therapy cases treated at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
JACQUELINE WYPIJ, DVM, GC-C. Dr. Jackie Wypij is a 2002 graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Kansas State University and spent a year in private practice as an emergency veterinarian in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Wypij completed additional training in grief counseling and is a certified grief counselor. She is currently a medical oncology resident with the Cancer Care Clinic at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.