Dr. Fink’s passions lie in preventative medicine, dentistry, oncology and low stress/fear free handling. Above all Dr. Fink is passionate about preserving her patient’s quality of life and maintaining her patient’s and client’s human animal bond. She knows firsthand the importance of that bond as her husband is in the military and they have spent many years of their relationship apart. During those times, she has leaned heavily on the companionship of her pet family.
Dr. Fink is currently pursuing certification in Low Stress Handling, a certification inspired and created by Sophia Yin, a renowned veterinary behaviorist.
Dr. Fink recently made a cross-country move, joining Countryside Animal Clinic from Olympia, Washington where she practiced small and exotic animal medicine for two years. Dr. Fink earned both her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois. While in school, Dr. Fink worked at multiple veterinary clinics as a kennel staff, veterinary assistant, technician and receptionist. She also worked with multiple labs focused in swine research, entomology survey and honey bee hierarchy, and thyroid research. After graduating from the University of Illinois Dr. Fink moved closer to friends and family to practice in the Chicago suburbs at a large small animal clinic where she first found her love of dentistry.
When Dr. Fink isn’t treating her patients she can be found spending time with her husband traveling and exploring with their dogs, gardening, doing yoga or crafting. Dr. Fink and her husband traveled cross-country with their car packed with pets - they have two dogs (Miko and Macklin), four cats (Tilly, Dill, Atlas and Emerson) and a crested gecko (Beebs).