Dr. Cristin Cruikshank, DVM, joined the Randhurst team part-time in January of 2017. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2016.
Dr. C is also a graduate of biomedical engineering at Marquette University. She worked testing products for medical device companies prior to entering veterinary school. Becoming a veterinarian fulfilled a childhood dream, and she now enjoys combining her strong problem solving skills with her passion for animals to serve both four-legged and human members of the community.
Dr. C has a strong interest in diagnostic imaging and utilizing its tools, such as x-ray and ultrasound, to non-invasively help companion animals. She is a society member of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, American Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, and University of Minnesota Alumni Association.
Cristin enjoys traveling to spend time with family and friends. She is most at home wherever her husband, daughter, three cats (Oreo, Honey, and Sugar), and Golden Retriever (Luna) reside. Having grown-up in southwest Michigan, she looks forward to re-exploring the Chicagoland area and the many shores of the Great Lakes region.
Dr. Kumar has been practicing for over 20 years. In India he grew up on a farm with his family which was what lead him to his career. He graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in Punjab, India. Dr. Kumar completed his studies at the University College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. He worked as an associate in veterinary clinics in Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois for over 6 years. In Sept. 2003 he opened the Des Plaines Family Pet Clinic. Ten years later in January of 2013, Dr. Kumar moved his clinic (now called Randhurst Animal Hospital) to a brand new facility located in Mount Prospect to be able to meet the growing needs of all of his current and future clients.
He is a member of the AVMA as well as the ISVMA. His favorite procedures include complex soft tissue surgeries where he is able to utilize his skill with the laser scalpel, but he gets the most satisfaction from the full and complete recovery of his patients.
Dr. Gajowniczek will be seeing patients starting July 15th, 2019
Dr. Weronika Gajowniczek graduated from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Her family came to the United States from Poland when she was two years old and Dr. G grew up in Morton Grove, IL. She earned her BA in Biochemistry at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI and then moved to Urbana, IL for veterinary school. Dr. G has returned to the Chicago suburbs to start the career she had dreamed of since childhood.
While in vet school, Dr. G developed interests in dentistry and ophthalmology. While Dr. G loves all animals, she has a special affinity for her feline patients.
In her free time, Dr. G loves to hike and plans to continue her goal of visiting every national park. While at home, she is found cuddling her cat, Roxanne.
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212 East Rand Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
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