Get to know us


Whether it is checking in, an office visit, or surgery, our team is made up of doctors, technicians, and assistants who provide your pets with the greatest of care.


What we stand for



We never stop learning and keep up with the latest findings in veterinary medicine.


Our experience has taught us the importance of having a visit that is not rushed and impersonal.


We prioritize your pet’s wellness by explaining recommended procedures in simple language to ensure your understanding.


Our experience has taught us that emergency visits can be the most stressful for the client and patient. We try to offset this stress by making sure your pet spends limited time in the waiting area.


Use our after-hours phone number to reach us 24/7.


We have the latest equipment that can be used to diagnose, detect, and treat disease.

Our Team


Senior Vet Technician

Maria Brajovic

Maria has always loved animals all her life. She has worked for many years as a vet tech and is a happy owner of her rescued parrot Sunshine.

Vet Assistant /Social Media Coordinator

Nataly Beckwith

Nataly lost her bunny rabbit to surgery complications a while back and has since then been devoted to helping others avoid unnecessary goodbyes with there furry friends.
In her free time, she enjoys walking through nature with her 14 year old dog Elara, spending time with family and friends, or simply just staying at home with her two cats Jackson and Emmitt.

Client Communication Services

Leah the cat

Leah most likely will be the first to greet you on your visit to our office.  She has consecutively been chosen as the employee of the year despite sleeping on the job.

Vet Assistant

Cynthia Guerrero

Cynthia started out as a volunteer and has been working for Paws and Feathers for a year. She is happy to work with wonderful people as well as a great veterinarian who truly cares about her patients.

Vet Assistant

Azemina Gunal

Azemina’s love for animals began at a young age growing up with her birds and her poodle Lilly while pet sitting for neighbors. She is currently a Biology major at DePaul University pursuing her dreams of becoming a veterinarian. She has been a part of the Paws and Feathers team for four years. She shares her home with her beloved dog Prince.


John Gunal

John is our manager and founder for Last Kiss at Home Pet Euthanasia Services, and co-founder Paws and Feathers Vet Clinic. He has over 30+ years’ experience in business administration and has a business management degree from Ankara University. He makes sure our clinic and company runs as smooth as possible, including setting up a new 24 hours emergency facility. In his free time, he likes to: fish, cook, read. He is a proud dad of two daughters and a Bichon Frise named Pasha.

Front desk Coordinator

Jay Hand

Jay joined the Paws and Feathers team in 2017. As a lifelong animal lover, Jay has served as a volunteer for the Unity Pet Ministry and Chicago’s Animal Care and Control in animal care, fostering and fundraising. Among her favorite family members are her cats and two donkeys, Levi and Lloyd.


Sherry Jaworek

Chicago born and raised, Sherry moved back after spending 6 years in sunny southern California. She loves partaking in outdoor activities and her passion for animals is second nature. She first met Dr. Sarah when it came time to give Lazarus, her beloved 18-year-old orange feline his last kiss. She felt an immediate connection and has been volunteering since June 2016. She has such an open heart for all animals four-legged and winged. She is a voice or action for them in any way she can, from being an animal rights activist, working with organizations to foster, and finding forever homes so they can be loved as they are meant to be.

Certified Vet Tech

Sarah McMillen

Vet Assistant

Karla Martinez

Karla is a member of the Paws and Feathers team since 2017, a fanatic of all reptiles and exotics. She also does dog walking and pet sitting from home.

Vet Technician

Sara Vunic

Sara has worked at Paws and Feathers since November 2017 and she loves to spend her days walking her cats, being by the water, watching Planet Earth, and spreading kindness. She has worked with animals for over 5 years and rescued Tiger Lily, a fluffy Persian who was brought here to be euthanized, and Willie an FIV+ boy she adopted from TreeHouse.

We are looking for an associate veterinarian, board certified veterinarian technician, veterinarian assistant, and intern and externship programs also available


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