Dr. Mary Benz is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, but has lived in California, Kentucky, and Indiana before settling in the Chicago area. She attended Purdue University and received a B.S. in Biology in 1986. She went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in May of 1990 where she also received the Upjohn award for proficiency in veterinary clinical medicine. She has been a full time veterinarian in the Chicago area since graduation.
Dr. Benz has special interests in internal medicine - particularly oncology, endocrinology, and feline medicine. She regularly attends continuing education seminars to expand her knowledge. She is a member of AVMA, AAHA and the CVMA. Dr. Benz is happily married and has two wonderful children. They currently have three cats. Dr. Benz spends most of her spare time with her family and pets but also enjoys reading, quilting, and cooking.
Dr. Nancy Blondin is originally from Batesville, IN but has lived in Bartlett since graduation from veterinary school at Purdue University in 2001. Dr. Blondin has special interest in dermatology, ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. She regularly attends continuing education courses to stay current with changes in veterinary medicine. She is a member of the AVMA, CVMA and ISVMA organizations. Dr. Blondin is happily married and has three wonderful children - two girls and one boy. They have two miniature dachshunds and a mixed breed rescue. She spends a lot of her free time tending her garden when she's not playing with her kids or reading.
Cindy was raised on a dairy farm in Crystal Lake and now lives in Woodstock, IL. She has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agriculture Management from McHenry County College. She has been a veterinary technician since 1992. Her interests include photography, cooking and country music. She really enjoys herding breeds such as Australian Shepherds, Blue Heelers and Border Collies.
Maria joined the Randall Oaks team in June 2003. A lifelong love and involvement of all animals has inspired her to work in the veterinary field. She enjoys assisting the veterinarians in all aspects of the practice to gain a complete understanding of all areas. When she is not busy at work, Maria enjoys the outdoors, painting, music and spending time with her husband and three kids. In addition, her "furry" family consists of three cats and a beautiful Great Pyrenees.
Colleen joined the Randall Oaks family in 2004. She was born and raised in Northern Wisconsin which, of course, makes her a life long Green Bay Packers fan!! She is married and has a son, as well as a ginormous Newfy and 2 sweet kitties. Some interests include biking, swimming and traveling with her family.
Kim grew up in the Northwest suburbs with a life long love of all animals. She worked for many years in healthcare and business before deciding that working with animals was what she really wanted to do. Kim joined the Randall Oaks team in November 2007. In her spare time she volunteers with Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus and enjoys reading traveling. Kim and her husband share their home with four pugs and a cat.