Our Careteam

Susan Anderson

Certified Veterinary Technician

Susan has been a Veterinary Technician since 1977 and came to work at Harper Animal Hospital in 1982. She has loved animals for as long as she can remember, leading her to graduate from Madison Area Technical College in 1974 with an Animal Technician Degree. Susan enjoys the medical aspect of this job and looks forward to attending continuing education seminars.  She lives at home with her husband, Paul, her daughter, Abby, and their cat, South DaCody . Susan’s hobbies include trail riding on horseback, puzzles, and crosswords.

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Dominique Beaupre

Veterinary Technician

Dominique started working at Harper Animal Hospital in 2009 and finds the job very rewarding.  She loves interacting, not only with the patients, but also the people they own. Dominique started riding horses when she was six years old and knew from then on that she wanted a career working with animals. She currently owns a female paint horse that she shows on the hunter/jumper circuit. Dominique also shares her home with a Pomeranian named Nessa. In her spare time, Dominique enjoys riding horses and spending time with her family and friends.

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Sally Ploch

Veterinary Technician

Sally has been working at Harper Animal Hospital since 2012. She started at Harper as a kennel attendant in August of 2012 and became a receptionist in 2014. Animals have always been her passion; her ambition is to be a veterinarian, and she now works as a veterinary assistant while pursuing her degree in biology at Loyola University Chicago. Sally loves her job because of the exposure to the veterinary field that it provides her, but also because of her wonderful coworkers that have become her second family. Between work and school, Sally enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and boyfriend, as well as volunteering at a local animal shelter. Sally also enjoys travelling; in August of 2015, she travelled to Thailand and worked on an elephant reservation as part of a pre-veterinary study abroad program. Included in Sally’s family are her cats, Max and Tinkerbell, her rambunctious German Shepherd, Thor, and her bearded dragon, Ziggy.

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Teri Hattendorf


Teri (A.K.A. “The Hugger”) has been happily employed at Harper Animal Hospital since 2009.  After many years in the travel business, a change of pace was just what she wanted. Her love of pets and people make her position as a receptionist the perfect fit. When Teri’s not at the animal hospital she spends her time cooking, reading, and gardening. The newest addition to her family is an adorable young pug named Myrtle.

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Kristin Bayless


Kristin joined the Harper Team in 2016 and has been enjoying it very much. She has always been passionate about animals and she loves that she was given the opportunity to work more closely with out patients. She is studying Psychology at Roosevelt University and is due to graduate in the fall of 2016. In her down time, she enjoys reading, baking, crafting and spending time with her family and her pets. Kristin currently has two cats named Kane and Kola, a Guinea Pig named Cinnamon, and two turtles named Cuff and Link.

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Heather Regan


Heather came to Harper in fall of 2016 and absolutely loves being a part of the team.  Her passion for being around animals started when she was a child and after 10 years in the Customer Service industry she decided it was time for a career change. In her free time Heather loves yoga, running, going to concerts and traveling. She is a die hard sports fan and gets especially excited when cheering on the Bears, Blackhawks, and her Chicago Cubbies! Heather enjoys spending time with family and friends including her husband Brian and their cats: Smokey and Clea, her fur babies.

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