Dr. George Rudawsky has been practicing veterinary medicine in the northwest suburbs since graduating from the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine.  Veterinary medicine has been a bit of a family tradition in the Rudawsky household as his father, aunt, and cousin have all been practicing veterinarians. He was raised in Des Plaines, and attended Maine West High School before going to Northwestern University for his undergraduate studies.  He attended the University of Illinois for his graduate work in veterinary medical sciences, and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980.

When not in the office, he enjoys woodworking and restoring automobiles and other mechanical devices.  He and his wife, Julie, have two children and a very spoiled Labrador Retriever.



Dr. Brian Courtney

Dr. Brian Courtney grew up in Oak Park, IL.  When he was 15 he began working at a local boarding kennel, from then on he was hooked into the pet care business.  He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1985 with a bachelor’s in Biology and liked Champaign Urbana so much he went back for 4 more years of study at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1990.  Besides working for the Northwest Animal Hospital for 20 years, Dr Courtney has a companion animal house call practice.

In the 5 minutes per day that he is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife, Linda, his 3 children and his menagerie of pets including Bradley, the worlds greatest dog.  He also enjoys playing his guitar (badly).



Dr. Marta Petryna

Dr. Marta Petryna has been in practice for the past 32 years, graduating from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979.  She started practicing on the Northwest side of Chicago, and after 3 years bought her own practice in the Ukrainian Village, working there until 2005.  After selling her practice and “retiring”, she was asked by her childhood friend, Dr. George, to “help out” a couple days a week.  She has been working, part-time, at Northwest Animal Hospital ever since.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling. (Especially with her four daughters) 

Dr. Patrick Schaele

Dr. Patrick Schaele graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.  Born and raised in Germany and coming to the United States in 1993, he finished high school in Wisconsin and received undergraduate degrees in Animal Science and Chemistry.  He joined Northwest Animal Hospital in 2009.  His professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, and pain management.When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jessica and his sons Alexander and Nathaniel, daughter Evelyn, as well as his Dalmatian Knox.  He and his family pursue active outdoor lifestyle, and enjoy traveling, and spending time with family and friends.