Animal Medical Center of Skokie

Animal Medical Center of Skokie is a full-service veterinary medical facility,  located in Skokie, IL. The professional and courteous staff at Animal Medical Center of Skokie seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their  highly-valued patients.  

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and  health-related educational opportunities for our clients.  Animal Medical Center of Skokie strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Skokie, IL  and surrounding areas. 

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Animal Medical Center of Skokie can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
  • Mon-Thurs: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours: 1-847-673-9110
  • Andrew Miz, DVM

    Dr. Andrew Miz was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He holds both a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Veterinary Medical Sciences. He attended the University of Illinois where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1992. He joined the Animal Medical Center team in February of 1995. Dr. Miz holds special interests in minimally invasive procedures including endoscopy and endosurgery, as well as management of orthopedic disease of companion animals. He is a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, serving as the continuing education committee co-chairperson. He is also a member of the Illinois Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. His family includes his wife, son , and Toy Poodle , Bella. In his spare time, Dr Miz enjoys spending time with family, cooking, gardening, mountain biking, Blues music, and is a diehard lifelong Blackhawks fan. His future goals are to continuously improve professionally, personally, and spiritually, and lead the staff of AMC to provide the best veterinary care possible.
  • Danylo Butenko, DVM, CVA

    Dr. Butenko was born and raised in Syracuse, NY, and now resides in Chicago, IL, with his wife, daughter, and dog Meena.  He is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary medicine and did his clinical training at the University of Illinois.  Dr. Butenko is also trained in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. He joined our team in March of 2006.  Dr. Butenko’s special interest include acupuncture, herbal therapy, food therapy, adult stem cell therapy, and orthopedic surgery. He believes in integrating TCVM and conventional veterinary medicine to achieve optimal veterinary care.  He is a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.  In his spare time, he volunteers in several Ukrainian organizations and coaches boys’ volleyball.  His hobbies include fishing and camping. 

  • Carrie Barzyk, DVM

    Dr. Carrie Barzyk graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois in 1997. She then went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2001, and has been practicing in the Chicago area ever since.  Her special interests include small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She is a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Association of Women Veterinarians, and the American Heartworm Society.  When not at the clinic, Dr. Barzyk enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as her two cats and her dog Charlie (pictured). 

  • Krysta Stewarts, DVM

    Dr. Krysta Stewarts grew up in Park Ridge, IL. She graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After college, Dr. Stewarts moved to Galway, Ireland before attending the University of Illinois where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois Veterinary Medical Association, and Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, and behavior. Dr. Stewarts lives in Chicago with her American Bulldog, Azlo, and Pit mix, Desta. When not working, she loves all outdoor activities, summer sport leagues, training for the marathon on the lakefront, taking the dogs hiking or to the beach, and practicing yoga.
  • Mike Capuz, Technician Staff

    Mike joined our staff as a Veterinary Technician in June of 2001. He assists our veterinarians with surgery, overseeing patient comfort by administering sedation and pain medications before and after procedures as needed. His special interests lie in Orthopedics. He currently resides in Chicago with his wife and 2 Jack Russell Terriers, Bailey & Elsie. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, watching his favorite soccer team-Manchester United, and riding motorcycles. 
  • Andrea, Technician Staff

    Andrea joined our technician team in October of 2001. She possesses a "knack" for making our patients feel comfortable during their visits to our clinic. In 2001, Andrea graduated with her Associates Degree from Oakton Community College. She currently resides in Chicago with her husband, son and three pugs named Holly, Layla, and Payton.
  • Melissa S., Reception Staff

    Melissa's ability to help clients with their questions and various needs is an asset we greatly admire. She joined our staff in August 2004. Melissa was born and raised in Chicago and has three dogs named Toby a Shihtzu, Monty an Airdale Terrier, and Snocone a Bichon Poodle Mix. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, watching movies, and going to concerts. In the future, she plans to return to school. 
  • Corrie, Reception Staff

    Corrie joined our receptionist team in May of 2005. Having a soft spot in her heart for all animals and a compassionate nature, she manages to make our clients and patients feel right at home when they walk throughour doors. She is a valuable asset to our hospital. She lives in Niles with her husband and two sons. Her pets include 3 cats named Spoogie, Cubby, and Bullie, a Boxer named Mac, and a cockatiel named Kuko. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.
  • Lesli, Reception Staff

    Lesli joined our staff in 2013 as an Animal Caretaker, and is now part of our Reception Staff. She was raised right here in Skokie, Illinois. Lesli's passion for animals began at seven years old when she rescued a baby bird and has continued for a lifetime. She now lives in Evanston with her husband and stepson. Her pets include two cats named Buddy and Lily (pictured) and a dog named Sophie.
  • Rich Pallach, Kennel Staff

    Rich joined our team in December of 2007. He currently works here part time (because of his love for animals) and has a full time career as a Radiology Technician for over the past 30 years. He holds an Associate of Applied Science in Radiology. He currently lives in Chicago with his partner and three dogs, "Shemp", "Wiggles", and "Jasper". In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his 3 dogs, listening to music, and playing chess.    
  • Jen Sbarbro, Reception Staff


  • Jamie Homan, Animal Caretaker

    Jamie joined our team as an animal caretaker in the spring of 2007. She currently works here part time and works full time as a Middle School Math teacher.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Northeastern Illinois University. Dealing with children sometimes takes a great deal of patience. It is tempting to draw a parallel between our approach to children and the way we care for animals. Her ability to display patience, sympathy and understanding with even the most difficult of animals, is an accurate reflection of how she takes pride in her work: both as a teacher and animal caretaker. She currently lives in Chicago with her three dogs: Rahja, Missie and Max.
  • Heidi, Animal Caretaker

    Heidi took the position of Animal Caretaker at Amc in 2013. She is currently attending Oakton Community College and will be transferring in the Fall to continue towards her Bachelor's degree in Biology and veterinary medicine. In her spare time she likes to do yoga and spend time with her dog.
  • Nicole, Animal Caretaker

    Nicole joined Animal Medical Center in January of 2014 as an Animal Caretaker.She works here part time and is a full time student, studying to be a nurse.  She lives in Chicago with her parents. Her pets include four  cats, a Husky named Prince, and a Corgi named Bobbie. In her spare time she enjoys playing volleyball, reading, and learning French.

     

  • Dawn, Animal Caretaker

    Dawn joined Amc in 2013 as an Animal Caretaker.We knew right away that she would be such an asset to our clinic because of the love and care she shows to each and every patient. She has dedicated herself to helping others in different areas of healthcare as well.She is married with one daughter, and recently adopted a Min Pin/Chihuahua mix thru Orphans of the Storm named Tango. He has a spunky/ sweet personality and she says he fits into her family wonderfully. Her love for animals and nature have inspired my hobbies like photography and crafting. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.

     

  • Conor, Animal Caretaker

    Conor joined the AMC team in August of 2012. He works part-time as an Animal Caretaker here at Amc, while finishing up his last year in high school. He credits his work here as an amazing opportunity by allowing him to experience the animal medicine career first-hand.He will be attending college next year as a Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science major. He currently lives in Chicago with his parents and my mini Labradoodle, Winston. He enjoys playing volleyball and partaking in community service opportunities.
  • Ashlee Vargas, Groomer

    Ashlee Vargas joined Amc in 2013.She has been grooming for over 4 years, and was trained by Michael Washington the world renound groomer. She is married and has 2 children 1 and 2 years old. She currently does not have any pets but would love to add a Standard Poodle to her family some day. She loves Standard poodles and Giant Schnauzers but welcomes all breeds big and small. She is interested in creative cuts and dying dog and cats hair.