Get to Know Our Team in Round Lake

When you're looking for a veterinarian, your goal is to find one who can help you manage your pet's healthcare for life. You want a team that you can trust with all of your pet's needs, whether it's a simple exam or a complex surgery. Our team in Round Lake would love to learn more about you and we'd love for you to learn more about us! Read their bios below and make an appointment today!


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Dr. Shannon Kofoed

Dr. Shannon Kofoed graduated from University of Illinois Champaign in 2016. After initially starting to work in the veterinary field in 2006, Dr. Kofoed realized her she wanted to become a veterinarian and followed her passion, graduating 10 years later as a DMV with a special interest in veterinary surgery. Her love of animals inspired her to become a veterinarian and she enjoys witnessing the human and animal bond.

Dr. Kofoed grew up in Lake County Illinois and currently calls it home. When she is not practicing high-quality veterinary medicine at Companion Animal Hospital, she enjoys staying healthy and going to the gym.


Dr. Katie Leister

Dr. Katie Leister graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.  After graduation, she took a particular interest in anesthesia, pain management and companion exotic pets though appreciates working with animals.  When not working, Dr. Leister enjoys cooking, movies (especially comedies and thrillers), and spending time with her friends, family and pets, including her three Labradors!  she grew up in northern Indiana and is looking forward to getting to know you and your pets!

Support Team


Jacie, Hospital manager

Hi, my name is Jacie! I've been a Vet Tech for 12 years now and couldn't picture myself doing anything else. I love meeting new people and their fur babies! When I'm not at work my cat and two dogs keep me pretty busy. Opie is a 4 year old Pit Bull, Darla is a 1 year old hound mix, and Guiness is my poor, long haired kitty that has to put up with all of the doggy shenanigans! I also have a passion for art, history and traveling. When I'm not making friends with four legged creatures you can usually find me drawing, painting or flying to a different part of the country for adventures! Although, nothing beats the sense of pride I get from helping pets and their families. I can't wait to meet you and yours!

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Connor, Veterinary Assistant

Hi! My name is Connor and I have been a vet tech for a little over 4 years. I have wanted to work with animals since I was little! I have two German shepherds, Lenore and Steele, and a cat named Prudence.

When I’m not working, I’m hanging out with my dogs or on some sort of outdoor adventure! I can’t wait to meet your fur baby!


Paige, veterinary assistant

Hi! My name is Paige and I've been with Companion Animal Hospital in Round Lake as a Vet Assistant since October of 2018. I've been working with animals for 7 years now, including working in Pet Hotels and Doggy Day Cares, but primarily in Veterinary Hospitals. I've wanted to work with animals since I was little and I love being able to help client's pets in any way that I can! I love both dogs and cats, but I am definitely a cat lady! I also have two cats (or as I refer to them- my kids), Luna and Jax.

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Tori, Veterinary Assistant

Hi I'm Tori! I've been working in the veterinary field since 2017. I grew up with dogs and horses, so I've loved animals for as long as I can remember. In my opinion, there is no better career than this for me. I live with my boyfriend Matt, and our fur- baby, Cash; a tiny, spunky pit mix that we rescued in April of 2019. When I'm not playing with all of the animals here, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I also love hanging out at the barn riding my horse, Sunny. Well, that's my life in a nutshell! I can't wait to continue to help you all and your sweet four-legged children!

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susan, Customer Service Representative

Hello, my name is Susan! I have been working in this fantastic field for 12 years. I have had careers in the support and healing fields for both people and pets. I can't express the happiness I feel every time I walk through these doors - our group at Round Lake is so dedicated and loving! When I am not here, you can find me needle pointing or looking for ways to remodel my house. I think of my boxers, Maya and Ruckus, and cherish their memories and am now making memories with my cats, Binx and Squeaks. I can't wait to meet you and yours!


Abby, Customer Service Representative

Hi! My name is Abby and I've worked in the veterinary field since the beginning of 2019. I have my own fur baby, Maddy. She's a Lhasa Apso. I've wanted to work with animals since I was little so this is the perfect job for me! In my free time I love to hang out with family & friends and I love to travel! I can't wait to meet you and your four-legged furry friends!