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Danada Veterinary Hospital is a recognizable entity in the Wheaton community and proudly services thousands of clients in the Chicagoland area. Our staff is made up of nine doctors who collectively have over 100 years experience in veterinary practice. They are assisted by over twenty support staff.

We have the expertise to treat all types of animals including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, small rodents/pocket pets, ferrets and reptiles. All our veterinarians are members of the American Veterinary Medical Association. They attend continuing education seminars on a regular basis to keep up to date on the latest advances in veterinary medicine. Our veterinarians also have excellent relationships with outside specialists in areas such as dermatology, neurology, and orthopedics should your pet need to undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge and experience.

Dr. Helen Dane, Danada Veterinary HospitalDr. Helen Dane
Owner/Business Manager
Treats dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and pocket pets

Dr. Dane started her love of animals early as she grew up on a dairy farm. "I used to throw the dolls out of the baby carriage and replace them with kittens when I was 3!" Dr. Dane earned her doctorate degree from Iowa State University in 1982. After several years in private practice, she opened the doors of Danada Veterinary Hospital on August 2, 1989. Her favorite part of the job has been being a part of so many pets' lives and getting to know their unique personalities, as well as getting to know their owners.  She is married to Roger Hohle, and has two children Max and Rae. They share their home with Teko (dog), Sabre, Scotty and Mike (cats), and Bender (cockatiel.) Dr. Dane concentrates on administrative duties and is no longer seeing clients regularly.

Dr. Keith Norberg
Chief of Medicine
Treats dogs and cats and some exotic mammals

Dr. Norberg grew up next to Brookfield Zoo which naturally developed his love for animals. He was inspired to pursue a medical career and veterinary medicine was the logical combination. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 2006 and joined our staff soon after. He has a special interest in toxicology, dermatology, surgery, and cytology. Learning something new and being challenged every day is the best part of his job but he also says "our staff is outstanding and makes each day fun!" He shares his life with his wife, daughter Olivia, the dogs Ronin and Jasmine, and the cats, Mariah and Trapper. His wife Liz is a certified veterinary technician so their animals are well taken care of! In his spare time he enjoys long distance cycling and is an avid sports fan.

Dr. Kara Escutia, Danada Veterinary HospitalDr. Kara Escutia
Associate Veterinarian
Treats dogs and cats

“When I graduated from vet school my mom gave me my ‘what I wanted to be when I grow up’ coloring page from kindergarten…it was a picture of a veterinarian!” Dr. Escutia joined the Danada Veterinary staff in 2015. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 2011 and worked for a practice in the northern suburbs prior to joining the Danada team. She has an interest in feline weight management and feline behavior issues. Her favorite part of the job is brightening up the day for sick patients, as well as getting to meet new people and pets. When she’s not at the hospital, she enjoys making stained glass windows, biking and staying active outdoors. She shares her home with a dog Turtle, and four cats; Bagel, Butter, Tobby, and Sage.

Dr. Paige Gunderson
Associate Veterinarian
Treats dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles and other exotic pets

Dr. Gunderson joined the Danada Veterinary staff in 2016 after graduating from the University of Illinois CVM. Not only does Dr. Gunderson love animals, but a passion for science and helping people made veterinary medicine a perfect fit. Her favorite part of her job is the daily joy from seeing the bonds between people and their animals, and being able to help the whole family. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies and trivia nights. Dr. Gunderson shares her home with a hedgehog named Bruce Wayne. 

Dr. Jeneen Hiller, Danada Veterinary HospitalDr. Jeneen Hiller
Associate Veterinarian
Treats dogs, cats and other small exotic mammals

As a child, Dr. Hiller was always with an animal, so becoming a veterinarian was the next logical step. Dr. Hiller joined the Danada Veterinary Hospital staff in 2004 after graduation from the University of Illinois in 2002. She especially enjoys surgery and wellness/preventative medicine. Her family includes a daughter, Kiley and son, Jack in addition to her husband, dog, cats, fish and guinea pigs. Dr. Hiller is on staff part-time so she not only gets to enjoy motherhood, but also continue to work with the Danada clients she is so fond of. The family loves to travel and in her spare time Dr. Hiller enjoys reading, working out, hiking and camping.

Dr. Lisa Kelly, Danada Veterinary Hospital Dr. Lisa Kelly
Associate Veterinarian

Treats dogs and cats

To Dr. Lisa Kelly, the best part of her job is helping guide clients to make the best choice possible for their pet's health care. She also credits the Danada clients and our upbeat, professional staff for her happiness coming to work. Dr. Kelly graduated from the University of Illinois in 2001 and joined the Danada Veterinary Hospital staff soon after. She now works on a part-time basis.  Dr. Kelly has experience in ultrasound and has a soft spot in her heart for working with cats and kittens. She lives with her husband, Kyle, Presley (dog), Zippy & Slippy (cats) and one very active daughter! Dr. Kelly also enjoys camping, ice skating, fishing, reading, and spending time with her nieces and nephew

Dr. Felicia Leung
Associate Veterinarian

Treats Dogs and Cats

Dr. Felicia Leung is proof that our veterinarians love our clients! After graduating from the University of Illinois CVM in 2003 followed by a medical and surgical internship at Tufts University, she joined the Danada staff in 2006 and was with us until 2010. Her husband Nick’s job then temporarily relocated them for a few years. But she’s very excited to be back working with the Danada Veterinary Hospital clients and we are just as thrilled to have her back! Her family includes two felines, Sabrina and Tyler, their dog Cali and the most recent addition of their daughter, Cecilia. Dr. Leung’s favorite part of her job is helping guide families to make the best and most informed decisions for the health of their pets. She has a special interest in dentistry and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting and crocheting, vegetable gardening, and baking (which is always a plus for our staff!)

Dr. Jenifer Sniezek
Staff Veterinarian

Treats dogs and cats

Dr. Sniezek graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May of 2015 and joined us in July of 2016. "In kindergarten I learned that a veterinarian was a doctor that helped animals. I knew then what I wanted to be” and her passion for animal health has only grown. She has a special interest in ophthalmology, feline medicine and emergency care. The best part of her job is making a difference in both pets’ and owners’ lives; tail wags, sloppy kisses and cat purrs are an added bonus. Outside of work she enjoys baking, drawing, dancing, reading and gardening. You will also find her at as many Chicago Blackhawk games as she can go to! She shares her home with a menagerie of pets including Rosey and Lily the labs, BamBam, Pebbles, Tabitha, Tiger and Zoui the cats, Benson and Louie the birds and various frogs, snails and fish!

Dr. Laura Wallach, Danada Veterinary Hospital Dr. Laura Wallach
Associate Veterinarian
Treats dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles and other exotic pets

While an undergrad at the University of Illinois, Dr. Wallach looked into the university's vet school. She thought "I could do that!" She's been practicing at Danada Veterinary Hospital since 1996 after graduating from Illinois in 1994. Her favorite part of her job is helping people to do what's best for them and their pets. In her spare time away from helping animals, she is an avid yogi and also enjoys reading, music, movies and eating.

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