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Dr. McIntyre graduated second in her class from the University of Illinois in 1999. She was a veterinary extern at the Anti-Cruelty Society and worked at Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago before having twins and moving to Naperville with her husband Andrew. Since then, two dogs and another son have been added to the family. Dr. McIntyre feels fortunate to be able to enjoy a gratifying career as a small animal veterinarian as well as an active home life. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, dermatology, internal medicine, behavioral health and strengthening the human-animal bond. Personally, she enjoys reading, running, gardening, traveling, and the richness providing home veterinary care to her patients has added to her life.
Dr. Lauri Safford is the newest addition to The Welcome Waggin' team. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and a long-time resident of the western suburbs. Dr. Lauri, her husband Dave, sons, and pets live in Plano where they are involved in scouting and volunteering with animal-related organizations.
Sarah has been with The Welcome Waggin' working as an assistant since April 2012. She is also a volunteer and foster parent for West Suburban Humane Society. She has been an animal lover since she was a small child and has had a variety of pets: dogs, cats, birds a guinea pig and even a lizard. Sarah loves working at a mobile clinic as opposed to a traditional veterinary clinic because she says, "when making house calls you get to know your patients so much better and connect with them in their own environment and you get to know the clients on a personal level. I love working for a small mobile clinic.It is much more intimate". She says, "We are so lucky to get to help animals and their owners everyday and I'm so grateful to be working for Dr. McIntyre who is so compassionate and cares so much for her patients".
Calvin and Paul are the eldest of Dr. McIntyre's three sons. They attend Neuqua Valley High School and enjoy cross country in the fall and track and lacrosse in the spring. They are available for pet sitting and vacation care and have references upon request.