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 widest variety of quality in treatment options. These specialists work together with an interdisciplinary approach to pet care. As you entrust the care of your pets to Auburn, you’ll get to know them all.
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.
Julian Frasure, Veterinary Technician
Julian began his career at Auburn Animal Hospital in 2011 as a volunteer during his years at Fox College. A Chicago native, he’s grown up living with a variety of pets from fish to birds. Julian’s volunteer work at AAH, coordinated closely with Drs. Carpenter and Seal, inspired his long-term goal to continue his education and become a veterinarian himself. He attained his Bachelors of Animal Science at Illinois State University.
Julian assists with all veterinary procedures and provides nursing care pre- and post-surgery. He has a passion for all aspects of surgical nursing, providing fluids, and keeping pets comfortable as they recover from procedures. Considered well organized and a fast learner, Julian enjoys the wide variety of challenges presented on a daily basis at Auburn. He says, “We are family and we work together as a team to provide the best animal care and customer service possible.” To anyone considering adopting a pet, his advice is to consider carefully the temperament of the pet you select to be sure he’s a good fit with your personality.
Rachel Davis, Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant
Rachel 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.”
Dejan Webb, Receptionist
In addition to providing day-to-day hospitality, scheduling, and assistance to Auburn clients and friends, one of Dejan’s favorite things is reuniting pets with their owners. “It’s an amazing feeling to experience the importance of microchip technology in locating and recovering lost pets.” She’s had a love of animals since eight years of age, and was drawn to the fact that Auburn Animal Hospital is a black owned business.
Joining Auburn Animal Hospital just before the global pandemic struck, Dejan wears multiple hats in service to clients and staff. Dejan is experienced in customer care, with prior training and experience at various companies, including Amazon. Adding value from Day One, she’s a fast learner, and serious about pet care. The face of our hospital, she’s one of the first people you meet when you join our family.
Jurrell Stanley, Kennel Manager
Jurrell began a career at Auburn Animal Hospital in 2021 during the height of the global pandemic, and noticed how much closer the relationships between pets and owners grew during those difficult months. That’s one of the reasons he brings a bright sense of humor, and joyful attitude to his job as Kennel Manager. The other reason is because it’s simply who he is as a person. He manages the daily activities of pets boarding at AAH, coordinates their care, grooming, and ensures a safe, clean environment throughout the hospital. Jurrell also enjoys observing veterinary surgical procedures when he gets a chance. He’s loved pets all his life, and enjoys the family atmosphere among the veterinary team and staff at Auburn.