–We welcome you to Clark-N-Oak Animal Health Center, where our goal is to deliver thorough and personalized care to our client’s pets. We have been serving the pets of Chicago’s downtown communities since 2007.


Veterinarians

Steven Andres, DVM, Owner and Chief of Staff
Dr. Andres grew up in a rural community 60 miles west of Chicago. He had always wanted to become a veterinarian, but returned to school after graduating from Illinois State University BS, continuing his education at Texas A&M University in Animal Nutrition. He then moved to a ranch in north central Wyoming (Ten Sleep) where he owned/managed a 300 cow/calf and a 2,200 ewe/lamb operation. He enjoyed the lifestyle, but missed some of the mental stimulation afforded in an urban environment.

A good friend from high school worked for The First National Bank of Chicago and Dr Andres was hired as an executive trainee. He began his banking career while still maintaining his ranch.  Later, after obtaining his degree in veterinary medicine DVM he worked for several clinics before opening  Clark-N-Oak Animal Health Center, the summer of 2007. He is a member of the CVMA (Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, ISVMA (Illinois Veterinary Medical Association, AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), and the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners), and was a member of IUCAC at the Loyola University of Chicago Lake Shore Campus for 10 years. He taught at the Animal Career Academy to introduce people to careers in animal care located in the South Loop.

Administrative Staff:

  1. Carol Gouge
  2. Lucy Taylor
  3. Sushma Gyawali
  4. Sujata Poudel
  5. Melanie Brown
  6. Caterina Dentone

Business Manager:
 James Kleveland


Technicians:

  1. Arjun Thapa-Chhetri
  2. Desiree Portalatin
  3. Santosh Thapa-Chhetri
  4. Annette Baumann
  5. Bishnu P. Kafle


Volunteer:

  1. Jill Hilbrick