North Avenue Animal Hospital

1901 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

(773)278-1330

www.northavevet.com

Our Doctors


 

  

 

 

 

Dr. Roman Tkaczuk-Practice Owner and Medical Director

 

Dr. Tkaczuk graduated from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and also holds a BA in Biological Sciences from University of Illinois.  He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association and Chicago Veterinary Medical Association.  Dr. Tkaczuk is married, has three sons, and two cats named Gino and Shiloh.  Dr. Tkazcuk has always enjoyed sports and was a competitive volleyball player.  Currently, he enjoys tennis, carpentry and all sorts of house & yard work.  He is also an avid spectator of the many sports played by his sons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dr. Valerie Aldridge

 

Dr. Aldridge graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 as the valedictorian of her class.  She also has a BA from Northwestern University in Biological Sciences and Slavic Studies.  Dr. Aldridge is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association and Chicago Veterinary Medical Association.  In her free time, Dr. Aldridge enjoys reading, attending concerts, cheering on any Northwestern Wildcats' team, and spending time with her husband and daughters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Alyssa Kritzman

Dr. Kritzman is a 2012 graduate from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She moved back to the Northwest suburbs, where she was born and raised, to complete a medical and surgical internship with Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners after graduation. Dr. Kritzman is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. When she is away from work, Dr. Kritzman enjoys baking, the warm Chicago weather, and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Esther Cherrick

 

Dr. Cherrick graduated from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her clinical year at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Cherrick also holds a Bachelors of Science from Loyola University Chicago in Biological Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences from Colorado State University.  She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  In her free time, Dr. Cherrick enjoys reading, playing with her Bichon Frise puppy ‘Naggie’, spoiling her niece and spending time with her family.