Dr. Jay Whittle
Dr. Whittle is a Kentucky native. He studied at the University of Kentucky before being accepted to Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1987. He spent time practicing in Wilmington, North Carolina before moving here to work for Palos Animal Hospital in 1989, then opened Mill Creek Animal Clinic in 1991.
Dr. Whittle loves all aspects of Veterinary Medicine, but he especially enjoys surgery. He has been doing ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repairs for years as well as many other surgeries. Dental surgical extractions, medial patellar luxations, splenectomies, intestinal surgery (dogs and cats eat a lot of weird stuff) and urinary bladder surgery are just a few of his favorite procedures, and he enjoys continuing to learn from each case.
Dr. Whittle’s time off is spent with his wife Jane and their three teenagers Olivia, Dolan, and Cecilia. His family has inherited his passion for animals, and they share their home with their dog Ricky, two cats (Scout and Boo Radley), a bearded dragon (Flames), half a dozen dart frogs and a Pac Man frog, fish, and a few bee hives. (SAVE THE BEES!)
Dr. Whittle has built a successful practice by treating his patients and their humans with compassion and a well known bedside manner. A constant desire to learn keeps him current with the advances in veterinary medicine. He may be an “old school” vet, but the new school therapies and treatments have their place at Mill Creek too.
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Meet Dr. Carlson!
"I grew up in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago (Oak Lawn and Palos Heights) and live in Bolingbrook now with my husband, son, and 2 dogs (Delaney, a 7 year old Welsh Terrier & McKenzie, a 2 year old Airedale Terrier). I love scruffy looking dogs and terriers (hence why I have two of them) and love their fun loving and mischievous personalities.
I graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and have been working in the Chicagoland area ever since. I’m excited to be working closer to where I grew up again! I love surgery but I also enjoy dentistry and dermatology. According to a school project from second grade, I have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was that young and have always loved all types of animals and learning about them.
In my free time, I love traveling, attending concerts, watching sports (especially Blackhawks hockey), and spending time with family and friends."
Dr. Abigail Roeters
Dr. Roeters professional interests include canine rehabilitation, internal medicine and she has a strong interest in someday adding acupuncture to her skills (she will be working on becoming certified as soon as possible). Dr. Roeters has already completed her Fear Free Certification!
Dr. Roeters received her B.S. in Biology from Eastern Illinois University and her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She hails from the southwest suburbs of Chicago and enjoys her free time traveling and spending time with family and friends as well as her rescue dog Lemon.
Dr. Melissa Conrad
Dr. Conrad is an Orland Park native, and now resides in Bolingbrook with her Labrador…Madison. She graduated from University of Illinois Veterinary school on the Deans List with high honors in 2015. She has been working since then in a high volume practice, honing her skills and gaining invaluable experience.
Dr. Conrad enjoys the challenges of medicine and surgery, as well as ultrasound diagnostics. In her free time, she stays active wakeboarding and gardening, then scales back with a good mystery novel. Of course, time with family and friends is important too….we all need time for that!