Hobson Valley Animal Clinic

6720 Rt 53
Woodridge, IL 60517

(630)852-1995

www.hobsonvalleyanimalclinic.com

Dr. Husar and Diesel, Dr. Husar's special interest is solving unusual internal medicine cases.

Dr. Tom Husar   

   Dr. Tom Husar graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He also has a Masters Degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Dr. Husar has practiced here at the Hobson Valley Animal Clinic since it opened in 1986. Dr. Husar's special interest is solving unusual internal medicine cases.  

   Clients love Dr. Tom for his easy going nature and sense of humor. Fellow team mates here at Hobson Valley describe Dr. Tom as honest, compassionate, knowledgeable and kind. 

   Dr. Tom's family consisted of a couple of daughters, a wife and a peekapoo, Vinnie until July of 2014 when Dr. Tom adopted every guy's dream dog, 175 pounds of Great Dane named Diesel. Like many oversized dogs, Diesel had started to take up a lot of room and eat a lot of dog food and his previous owners began to have second thoughts. Fortunately for Diesel , Dr. Tom and his family stepped in to adopt him.

Out side of work, Tom spends his time is watching his daughters grow up. His favorite activity is cheering them on as they compete in soft ball and dance. Besides aspiring to be a veterinarian, Tom's other dream of being a rock star was recently fulfilled. Tom now plays guitar in a neighborhood garage band. Lucky neighbors.


Dr. Linda Kopija and Bonnie the Bichon,  Dr. Kopija has a special interest in surgery and is president of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation

Dr. Linda Kopija

Dr. Linda Kopija graduated from the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 and has practiced here at Hobson Valley Animal Clinic since April of 2015.  She brings considerable experience from her over 24 years of experience working in the Chicago area. Besides providing medical and surgical care for various veterinary hospitals, Dr. Kopija was also involved with shelter medicine, helping recued animals  become healthy adopted pets.

 Dr. Kopija has a special interest in surgery. Besides her substantial surgical skills, her strengths are her compassion for people and their pets and her strong diagnostic skills. Dr. Linda is hard working and competent. (and she's just a genuinely nice person)

 Dr. Linda describes herself as a dog person which doesn’t fully explain why she has 5 cats and until recently, no dogs.  Actually as recently as 2012, Dr. Kopija also had 5 dogs. In summer of 2016, Dr. Linda added an 8 year old Bichon named Bonnie to her family of pets.  Bonnie's 90 year old caretaker sadly was unable to care for Bonnie anymore but  was relieved to know Bonnie (or BonBon as she is affectionately called by the staff at Hobson Valley) found a good home with Dr. Kopija. Many, if not all of Dr. Linda's pets have been recues with significant medical problems.

  Dr. Linda is an active member of The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, chairing the CVMA Animal Welfare Committee and is on the board of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation.  She has volunteered for Pets For Life, Community Outreach Program and did field work in Nicaraqua and Belize for World Vets.

  


Dr. Lage, Monkey, Rocket, She has practiced here at the Hobson Valley Animal Clinic since it opened in 1986Dr.  Mary Lage

    Dr. Mary Lage graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982.  She has practiced here at the Hobson Valley Animal Clinic since it opened in 1986. Dr. Lage is a typical veterinarian who knew at an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian.  Her favorite appointments are seeing new pets whether they are young puppies or kittens or adult pets newly adopted. These first exams are so important to give new owners information they need to really enjoy and take care of their new family members.  

   Dr. Mary's menagerie includes a bad boy suspected poodle, Monkey; a beautiful and smart feline, Kiddie and an ancient, loud cockatiel, Spike. Long time clients probably recall Dr. Mary's Border Terriers, Pepper and Speedy, who were greeters at Hobson Valley for many years. Both were instrumental in Dr. Mary's numerous presentations to scouts and schools. Monkey recently took up the role of pretend patient for a tour given to young children.  

   Dr. Lage is fortunate to have a job doing what she loves.  Outside of work, you would find Dr. Mary definitely throwing the frisbee for Monkey, golfing and working out. She has a husband and three sons.