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.
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 and Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, geriatrics, and behavior. Dr. Stewarts lives in Chicago with her partner Jason, pit bull mix Desta, and bulldog mix Hanolei. When not working, she loves all outdoor activities including training for the marathon on the lakefront, taking the dogs hiking or to the beach, biking, rock climbing, kayaking, beekeeping, and practicing yoga.
Danylo Butenko, DVM CVA
Danylo Butenko, DVM, CVA Dr. Butenko was born and raised in Syracuse, NY, and now resides in Chicago, IL, with his wife, daughter. 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.
Melissa Maurer-Ford, DVM
Dr. Melissa Maurer-Ford grew up in Nebraska, but hails most recently from Wisconsin where she obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She worked for 7 years in Southwestern Wisconsin, before relocating to the greater Chicago area with her husband and twin boys. She joined the Animal Medical Center team in July of 2015. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, medicine, food therapy, and behavior. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. Along with her husband and two sons, her family also includes 2 dogs: Nikola and Mouse, a turtle, several fish, and a hermit crab. When not working, Dr. Maurer-Ford enjoys spending time with her family, camping, canoeing, hiking, reading and gardening. Her ongoing goals include continuous professional improvement and compassionate care.
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Animal Medical Center of Skokie
8343 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
if there is an urgent issue, and it is outside our normal business hours, please contact:
Blue Pearl Speciality & Emergency Pet Hospital
3735 W. Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076