Team

Meet the Team


  • Joanna Krol, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Joanna Krol grew up in New York. She studied piano and biology at Indiana University, then graduated from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After completing a small animal internship in surgery and internal medicine, she worked in emergency and general practice. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and participating in outdoor activities.

  • Nicholas Niemiec, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Nicholas Niemiec grew up in Lemont, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois where he first earned his undergraduate degree in animal science and biotechnology with a minor in chemistry and then his DVM. His interests include internal medicine and soft-tissue surgery. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing ice hockey.

  • Kara Bennett, MVB
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Kara Bennett grew up in southeastern Tennessee. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and earned her MVB from University College Dublin in Ireland. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and watching Notre Dame football.

  • Samantha Wlazlo, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    From an early age, Dr. Wlazlo fostered a love of animals and passion for science. She received her degree in chemistry from Michigan State University followed by her DVM from University of Illinois in 2015. Her clinical interests include internal medicine and preventative medicine. Dr. Wlazlo enjoys horseback riding, exploring nature, spoiling her cat, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Jessica Williams, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Jessica Williams grew up in Paris, Texas and received her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed her clinical year at Purdue University. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and spending time with her dog, Roxy, and two cats, Lucy and Max.

  • Olivia Parwana, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Olivia Parwana, a native of upstate New York, attended veterinary school at Ross University on the island of Saint Kitts. Her areas of interest include emergency and critical care medicine and working with exotic species. In her free time she enjoys travel and running with her island mutt, Finley.

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