• Dr. Jerry H. Withers
    Dr. Jerry H. Withers

    Dr. Jerry H. Withers has cared for pets at Eola Point Animal Hospital ever since the hospital opened its doors in 1998. Originally from Dunlap, Dr. Withers attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science in 1987. He continued his education at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. He is particularly interested in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, especially anterior cruciate repairs. Dr. Withers is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. When he's not busy with his duties at the hospital, Dr. Withers can often be found watching Chicago Bears and Illini football games. He also enjoys weightlifting. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Rybicki, and their three children.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Rybicki
    Dr. Elizabeth Rybicki

    Dr. Elizabeth Rybicki is originally from Oswego and has treated pets as a general practitioner at Eola Point Animal Hospital since 2002. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Rybicki received her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science in 1990 and a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She continued her veterinary education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Her professional interests include internal medicine and surgery. Dr. Rybicki is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. At home, Dr. Rybicki and Dr. Withers enjoy the companionship of their four cats, Barbie, Keith, Shadowfax, and Mimi as well as their Irish Setter Schuyler. In her spare time, Dr. Rybicki enjoys going to plays and movies, traveling, reading, and playing games with her children.

  • Ashley
    Office Manager

    Ashley began her career in the animal care field in 2001 and joined the Eola Point Animal Hospital staff in August of 2009. She has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Benedictine University and fulfills a number of roles here such as handling the various pets that come to us, helping with X-rays, and various office duties. She enjoys working with animals each and every day as well as being in an environment where she is constantly learning. Outside of the clinic Ashley enjoys being with family and friends, watching movies, going to the theater, enjoying the outdoors, baking and volleyball.

  • Joslyn
    Joslyn -
    Vet Assistant

    Joslyn has been an assistant at Eola Point Animal Hospital since 2006. She loves working with the caring staff and veterinarians and enjoys the opportunities for continuing education at the hospital. She has many outside interests, including roller derby, reading, crocheting, and spending time outdoors with her family. When she's not at work, she can often be found chasing around her two daughters & other members of her zoo! She currently shares her home with 2 cats named Prof. Hank McCoy & Rocket

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    Kelsey -
    Vet Assistant

    We welcomed Kelsey to the team in February 2018. Kelsey has always loved animals and splits her time between EPAH and a local animal shelter. After earning a bachelors in art from Millikin University, Kelsey returned to the area and will soon be pursuing her veterinary technician certification. Kelsey is enthusiastic about her current path at Eola Point and enjoys learning something new each day! Playing video games, drawing, photography, and volleyball are just a few of her favorite activities outside of work. Kelsey has a unique little kitty named Sage.

  • Morgan -

    Morgan joined us in the fall of 2022 but has been working in the field for over 5 years, across 3 different states and doing everything from assisting doctors to kennel work! In time, Morgan would like to own her own business and be able to travel, but her highest aspiration is to be a mom to less furry kiddos. For now, she can be found in the reception area making sure everyone is taken care of and using her wide range of knowledge while juggling the phones.

    When she’s not holding the fort down in reception, Morgan enjoys working on her farm, busting out her Cricut for various crafty projects, cleaning, and travel. She shares her home with 8 & 6-year-old Shepherd mixes named Baelee & Shelby as well as a -year-old DLH kitty named Clover (or Doodle)...and then there’s her brood of chickens!

  • Anna
    Anna -
    Vet Assistant

    Anna found her passion for working with animal while working at a local pet store. From there she moved on to Shot Vet which gave her a taste for VetMed! She joined our team in the fall of 2022. Anna’s energy and enthusiasm for caring for our patients is evident when you walk through the front door. Her favorite parts of the job are the daily learning experiences and spending time with our patients. 

    Anna plans on pursuing technician school but in the mean time, she keep busy with hiking, traveling, attending live music shows and she’s a certified scuba diver! At home she cares for a doodle named Enzo, Beanie the Gecko and Cheemes the corn snake.

  • Jordan -
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Jordan began here in March of 2024 while doing her externship for her certification through Joliet Junior College. Prior to going to technician school, Jordan volunteered at Naperville Humane Society and worked at Two Bostons. Her passion lies in nutrition, evaluating different options and helping owners make the best food choices for their pets. 

    Around the clinic you can find Jordan helping the doctors in exam rooms and with surgery. When she’s not racing around EPAH she enjoys thrifting, playing her cello, and caring for her 2 dogs, Truman a beagle mix and Mabel a retired laboratory beagle.

  • Valery
    Valery -
    Vet Assistant

    Prior to joining us in the fall of 2019, Valery was an associate at a local pet hotel. Currently, Valery is a 3rd year veterinary student out in Arizona. In her downtime, Valery enjoys running and spending time with her friends and family. While in the past Valery has owned dogs, turtles, a guinea pig, and a bearded dragon, her menagerie is currently low so she can focus on her studies. She gets her cuddle fill here thanks to all our sweet patients!

  • Jazmine -
    Vet Assistant

    Jazmine joined our team after receiving her bachelor's in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 2021. She recently returned with her master's in nutrition and plans to eventually pursue vet school. Growing up, Jazmine always had an interest in animals. She volunteered at a local animal shelter and also has experience handling both small and large animals.

    When she is not assisting the doctors in the rooms with patients or answering questions in reception, Jazmine can be found hiking with family and friends, baking, running, or snapping photos. Jazmine’s fur friends currently include a 2-year-old German Shepherd (Rocco) and a tuxedo cat named Jasper.

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