Meet Our Staff
Dr. Laura Schnoor
Dr. Laura Schnoor has been a staple of Mid North Animal Hospital since 1991, when she graduated from the University of Illinois. She is interested in soft tissue surgery and loves helping dogs and cats! Outside of work, Dr. Schnoor enjoys gardening, cooking (and boy is she talented!), traveling, reading, and anything associated with a warm, sunny day. She also loves spending time with her rescued Boxer, Jorie, and their four cats. You might catch a peek of Jorie one day as she loves coming to work with her mom and helps keep an eye on all of our patients!
Dr. Ross Mahowald
Dr. Ross joined Mid North Animal Hospital in December, 2006. He moved to the Chicago area after spending 12 years in Toledo, OH in a large, 24/7 verterinary hospital where he had practiced since graduating from Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. He is currently pursuing specialty certification as a General Practicioner with a concentration in feline medicine.
Dr. Ross’ areas of interest include feline medicine, general medicine and wellness, cardiology, laser surgery, and ultrasound. He is also interested in practice management and is the IT person for our practice as well (which is why some days you may see him operating on a computer instead of a dog or cat).
In his spare time he enjoys working on his condo, the movies, history, eating out, biking, and exploring the city of Chicago. He lives in the Andersonville area, and often commutes the five miles to work by bike in the warmer months.
Miriam has been working with us since September 2007 and you’ll often recognize her cheery voice on the other end of the line when you place a call to our office! She started as a receptionist and is now our office manager as well. She especially enjoys her interactions with clients and winning the affection of nervous or shy pets. Miriam graduated DePaul University summa cum laude with a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and a minor in African and Black Diaspora Studies. She loves spending time with her boyfriend and their cats, and when not at work you'll find Miriam enjoying the outdoors, going to concerts, cooking, or relaxing with her feline crew.
Sean has been one of our veterinary technicians since October 2008 and is now our hospital manager as well! Originally hailing from Miami, Sean has grown accustomed to Chicago life and weather! He is becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician and is obtaining his degree from San Juan College. His favorite parts of his job are running samples in our in-house laboratory, being involved with all aspects of anesthesia, and “helping to make sick pets better and improving their quality of life.” He is the proud father of two dogs, K.C. and Charlie, and five cats, Old Man Wallace, Bria, Nerys, Millie, and Kaleb (a “tripod” rescue!) Sean loves working out! He also enjoys reading, relaxing with his family at home, and being our hospital weatherman.
Veterinary Care Team
Aimee has been at Mid North since 1999 and is a veterinary technician. She loves “working with our great staff and meeting all of the amazing pets we see,” and all of the amazing pets agree! She grew up and went to school in the Lincoln Park/Lakeview area and brings her many years of animal experience and neighborhood familiarity to our hospital. She lives with her husband and their son, and all of their animals, all of whom have been adopted, either being found as strays or coming to Aimee in need. Outside of work, Aimee enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with rescue organizations, volunteering at her son’s school, and finding new ways to help the environment!
JP started with us November 2015 as a veterinary technician and brings with him years of animal hospital experience as well as a B.S. in Animal Science from U of I. His favorite part of his job is learning the science behind the medicine and getting to meet all of our patients! He's the proud dad to a Chihuahua named Skunk (all black with a white stripe) and a sweet kitty named Trapper! JP is an avid comic book nerd with a love for superheros and sharks! Outside of work, JP enjoys cooking, anything to do with food, and watching soccer.
Aubrey started in June 2015 at Mid North Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant and is now one of our veterinary technicians. She is a recent graduate from UIC where she received a degree in Biological Sciences. She plans on being a veterinarian and is completing her veterinary technician education! Her favorite part of her job is the ever increasing knowledge she is receiving with her hands-on experience with us. She has three cats, K.P, Domino, and Jubilee, as well as a super handsome and spoiled Fennec Fox named Kyuubi. When not at work, you'll find Aubrey making pottery, hanging out with her friends and family, going to the zoo, watching CutThroat Kitchen, knitting, and learning!
Shauna has been one of our receptionists/veterinary assistants since August 2013 and she brings great energy with her everyday! She enjoys getting to meet all of the animals and talking to their owners. In fact, she loves being around animals so much that she changed her educational career to focus more on helping them! She and her boyfriend are the proud parents of three Chihuahuas, Chloe (the diva), Chase (the chubba bubba), and Trey (the happy-go-lucky guy).
Angela started with Mid North Animal Hospital in July 2017 as a certified veterinary technician with her degree from Fox College. She is now continuing her animal education by studying Biology at UIC. Angela’s favorite part of her job is helping patients when they’re sick and seeing how much better they feel after their visit! At home, she has two dogs, Princess and Tazer, several fish, and Castiel and Gabriel, her two cuddly chinchillas! Outside of work, Angela loves watching Netflix, attending baseball games, and playing board games.
Maria joined our front staff team as a receptionist and veterinary assistant in April 2016. Maria loves learning all aspects of her job, including the different medications and surgeries that pets can receive. She brings with her worldly experience from living overseas and also offers pet-sitting in her free time. She loves spending time with and walking the dogs that she sits for, as well as showcasing her impressive art skills with her drawings, paintings, and encaustics. Maria's dog, Flicka, is a favorite amongst our hospital staff.
Kate joined our team in August 2017 as one of our friendly receptionists. Kate hails from southern Illinois and they graduated from University of Wisconsin in Madison with BA in Fine Arts. Kate’s favorite part of their job is getting to interact with all the animals and our friendly staff. In their spare time, Kate makes art (both digitally and with traditional materials) and develops their own video games! Kate has a special needs cat, Lotus, and a Whites Tree Frog named Gummi (one of the few species of frogs who enjoys being held!)
Sam has been with Mid North Animal hospital since September 2017 as one of our receptionists. She hails from California where she obtained her degree from California State University. Sam is the proud foster mom to two senior cats and she grew up with cats, dogs, and bunnies. She is passionate about theater and costume design, and you’ll often find her working for a theater company in her free time. Sam loves all aspects of her job and has recently started training as a veterinary assistant as well!
Parker joined our front staff team in January 2018 and was excited from the start about all the animals she gets to meet and interact with! She loves taking her “shy but sassy” beagle mix, Olive, on long walks outside as well as reading or watching movies. Parker graduated from Walter Payton College Prep and is enjoying her time off before pursuing higher education. You’ll easily recognize Parker by her cheery demeanor and excitement for our patients!
Romina joined the Mid North Animal Hospital team in January 2018 as a veterinary assistant. She is a certified veterinary assistant and a certified nursing assistant, and she is pursuing a career in insurance! She enjoys the atmosphere in the hospital, the staff and the pets, and expanding upon her current veterinary knowledge. She is the proud mama to 3 rambunctious dogs who are sometimes too much to handle! Max and Tank are big boys and Coquis is a little Maltese/Toy Poodle who is queen of the household. Romina loves cooking with her husband, be active outdoors, and spending time with her family.