Working together for the highest quality veterinary care.

Owner and Managing Director, Sheila Carpenter, DVM, has partnered with a group of expert veterinarians who each bring specialized expertise. Auburn’s growing pet community requires a well-coordinated leadership team.  Expansion has been Dr. Carpenter’s vision from the beginning in order to bring the highest quality in treatment options. These specialists work together for an interdisciplinary approach to pet care.  As you entrust the care of your pets to Auburn, you’ll get to know them all.





Dr. Courtney Seals, experienced veterinarian, serves as mentor at Auburn..Michelle Seals, DVMCourtney Seals at work with a pet well check

Dr. Michelle Seals serves as Covering Veterinarian as needed.  Practicing at Auburn since its founding, she has contributed her extensive experience and broad expertise to pet families across Chicago.  She is a warm and generous mentor to staff, and is admired by all.



Rachel Davis, Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

Rachel Davis, Administrative Assistant for pet care at AuburnRachel Davis and Susan Wade at Auburn Animal HospitalRachel Davis joined Auburn Animal Hospital team in 2013. However, she fell in love with cats and dogs as a child while working on her Grandfather’s farm. I enjoy the pet care life cycle and relationships I’ve developed over the years. It’s amazing to follow pets from their first vaccinations to discharge after the most serious health challenges. It’s rewarding to see puppies and kittens develop and mature over the course of our treatment, “knowing we’ve done our best.” Her enthusiasm inspires her to learn something new at the hospital everyday, which makes her one of Auburn’s most informative resources.

With experience working at PAWS Chicago, among other positions, “The biggest thing about working at Auburn is the family feeling we have on our team. It spills into everything we do here, and I felt that from my very first staff meeting.” Her advice to aspiring pet owners, “Think of this new pet you’re adopting as a child, rather than a pet. Consider the total cost of caring for your pet just as you would for a new baby.”