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Meet Becker Animal Hospital’s dedicated veterinarians & staff

Our veterinarians have the competence, consideration, and enthusiasm to prove their commitment to pet care excellence. Not to mention their over 100 years of combined experience.

Veterinarians

Dr. Kathy Ilyukhina
Medical Director

Kathy Ilyukhina

Dr. Kathy Ilyukhina received her degree with honors from Moscow State Academy. She worked in Moscow in a referral center. After relocating to the United States, she worked in private practice for 10 years before coming to Becker Animal Hospital in 2007. Dr. Ilyukhina’s interests include reading, hiking, and the outdoors.

Email Dr. Ilyukhina at drkathy@beckeranimalhospital.net

Dr. Robert Liebman

Robert Liebman

Dr. Robert Liebman received his B.S. from the Honors College at Michigan State University and his DVM from the University of Illinois. After working in both private practice and animal control work in Chicago, he joined Becker Animal Hospital in 2002. Dr. Liebman’s interests include computers and science fiction.

Email Dr. Liebman at rliebman@beckeranimalhospital.net

Dr. Mary Dombeck

Mary Dombeck

Dr. Mary Dombeck received a B.S. in biology from Virginia Tech and joined the Peace Corps as a health education volunteer in Mali, West Africa immediately after finishing college.

In 2010, Mary was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University on the island of St. Kitts in the West Indies. While in vet school, Mary completed a year of clinical veterinary training at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. Mary worked in Connecticut and Chicago before coming to Becker Animal Hospital.Outside of veterinary medicine, Mary enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her family. Kayaking, canoeing, camping and hiking are a few of her favorite past times.

Email Dr. Dombeck at mdombeck@beckeranimalhospital.net

Dr. Eric Wagner

Eric Wagner

Dr. Eric Wagner received his B.S. in microbiology from the University of Illinois with honors in 1986 and his DVM in 1990. Upon graduation, he practiced in Alexandria, VA Virginia for two years and until he returned to Chicago and went into private practice. He joined Becker Animal Hospital in 1996. Dr. Wagner spends his free time in Michigan, farming, swimming, and golfing.

Email Dr. Wagner at ewagner@beckeranimalhospital.net

Dr. Daran Mayer

Daran Mayer

Dr. Daran Mayer, our relief veterinarian, graduated from State University of New York with a degree in environmental sciences. She received her DVM from Ross University in 1985. She was in private practice for eight years before coming to Becker Animal Hospital in 1993 as our relief veterinarian. When not working, Dr. Mayer enjoys traveling and being a mom.

Email Dr. Mayer at dmayer@beckeranimalhospital.net

Practice Manager

Brooke and Butter

Brooke  and Butter

Email Brooke at brooke@beckeranimalhospital.net

Receptionists

Annie and Shane

Annie and Shane

Cindie, Fleury and Dante

Cindie, Fleury and Dante

Ruta, Jello and Hooper

Ruta, Jello and Hooper

Technicians

Michelle

Michelle

Pat, Meezer and Moose

Pat, Meezer and Moose

Stacey and Hogan

Stacey and Hogan

Xelines and Megan

Xelines and Megan