Hobson Valley Animal Clinic

6720 Rt 53
Woodridge, IL 60517



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 consists of a couple of daughters who are now both in College. His oldest daughter now even attends his Alma Mater, Millikin University. He is a proud father who loves to visit both his daughters on his free time even attending the weekend football games. 

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.