Our Veterinary Team at
Randall Oaks Animal Hospital
Meet the veterinary staff who take care of your pet’s essential health needs.
Get to know our team!
Dr. Mary Benz
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 one rescue dog and 3 cats. Dr. Benz spends most of her spare time with her family and pets but enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.
Dr. Nancy Blondin
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 organization. Dr. Blondin is happily married and has three wonderful children –two girls and one boy. They also have three rescue dogs at home. 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, baking, and music. Maria and her husband love visiting and spending time with their three children. Over the years, Maria’s “furry” family has consisted of several cats and dogs including a handsome Great Pyrenees.
Kim grew up in the Northwest suburbs with a life-long love of animals. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, she worked for many years in healthcare and business before deciding that working with animals is what she really wanted to do. Kim joined the Randall Oaks team in 2007. In her spare time, she volunteers with Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus. Kim currently has 2 rescued pugs and an abandoned cat.
Elise joined the Randall Oaks team in April of 2019 and is currently working as a Veterinary Assistant. They grew up around all different kinds of animals and was inspired by them to work in the veterinary field. In their free time, Elise enjoys reading a good book, gardening, or hiking with their dog Poco.
Tim joined the team as a Veterinary Assistant in February of 2022 after graduating from Iowa State University in the fall. He’s always happy to work with animals and is able to go home to a few of his own at the end of the day.