Our Care Team

Meet the friendly staff at Merrick Animal Hospital!

  • Jenny Massie
    Practice Manager-Veterinary Technician – Certified
    Jenny always had a passion for animals, and wanted to find a way to spend her life helping them. She discovered the veterinary technician path and has never looked back!
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  • Leeann Mayr
    Retired Honorary Staff Member
    Leeann started at Merrick in 1972. An animal lover forever, this was the perfect job for her. In 1980, she left to raise her family only to return in 2000. Leeann and her husband share their home with Frankie, a 4 year old Bull Mastiff and Bailey, a very high energetic 7 year old Min Pin. In her free time, Leeann enjoys volunteering at T.L.C. Animal Shelter, baking, reading and playing with her grand babies.
  • In Loving Memory - Jennifer Zajda
    Veterinary Technician – Certified

    Jennifer has always had a strong love for all animals. She graduated from Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois and completed her certification in 2004. She joined Merrick Animal Hospital with over 11 years of technician experience.

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  • Brittney Reaves
    Lead Veterinary Technicican
    Ever since she was a kid, Brittney had an enormous love for animals. She decided to pursue a career in the field by attending Sanford College, where she received her veterinarian’s assistant certification. For school, she needed to complete 120 internship hours, and chose Merrick Animal Hospital. After she finished her hours, she didn’t want to leave, and instead applied for a job!
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  • Monica Morales
    Veterinary Technician

    Monica was born and raised in Chicago, IL. As a kid she found herself always around animals. Growing up she had many pets and did volunteer work at the Anti-Cruelty Society. It took the loss of her dog Buddy to really push her into the veterinary field. Once she went through that loss she wanted to help as many families and their furry friends as possible. After High school she attended Sanford Brown College where she got her certification as a veterinary assistant. After completing school she worked at several different jobs with animals learning more at each one. She soon found her way to Merrick Animal Hospital where she couldn’t be happier. “Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never come.” At home Monica has two wonderful pit-bulls, Brad Pitt and Norman Bates, who were both amazing rescues. During her free time she loves to be with her family and friends. She also loves to draw and listen to music. She volunteers the rest of her time helping at animal shelters and giving back to the community.

  • Lacarri Reaves
    Veterinary Assistant

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  • Amanda Chmura

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  • Kialiah Burrell
    Veterinary Assistant

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  • Alicia Lugo
    Lead Receptionist

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  • Cindy Nicholson

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  • Nayeli Chavez

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  • Christine Morales

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