Doctors

Bob Esbensen

Dr. Bob Esbensen graduated from the University of Illinois in 1981. After seven years of small animal practice, he and Dr. Gloria Esbensen opened Arlington Cat Clinic in 1988. His professional interest includes surgery, ultrasound and endoscopy. Dr. Bob is a diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) with a specialty in companion animal practice. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Chicago Veterinary Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. His family includes his wife, Dr. Gloria Esbensen, son Pete and his wife, Jessica, grandson Carter, and two golden retrievers, Bensen and Chyanne. In his free time, he enjoys nature photography and fishing. Dr. Bob earned a spot on the U.S. Ice Fishing Team in 2010, which won the gold in the World Ice Fishing Championship that year.

Gloria Esbensen

Dr. Gloria Esbensen graduated from the University of Illinois in 1981. After seven years of small animal practice, she and Dr. Bob Esbensen opened Arlington Cat Clinic in 1988. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests lie in pediatrics and the very cherished geriatric cat. Dr. Gloria’s family includes her husband Bob, son Pete and his wife Jessica, grandson Carter, and two golden retrievers, Bensen and Chyanne. She enjoys cross stitching, sewing, quilting, reading, exercising, and agility/nose-work classes with her dogs.

Carol Fuhrman

Dr. Carol Fuhrman graduated from Ohio State University in 1985, and has been practicing in the Chicago area since then. She has always been particularly fond of her feline patients, and has been in feline exclusive medicine for over 20 years. Her professional interests include internal medicine, behavior, and dentistry. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. At home, she enjoys gardening, quilting and reading sci-fi/fantasy. She currently has five cats and a small flock of backyard chickens.

Linda Vukovich

Dr. Linda Vukovich is a 1973 graduate of Purdue University of Veterinary Science and Medicine. She has practiced companion animal medicine in Palatine for over thirty years, most recently making house calls for her more reluctant patients. She finds feline internal medicine fascinating and challenging, and enjoys helping to maintain the health and well-being of her patients. Dr. Vukovich enjoys antiquing, cooking and spending time with her extended family that includes a giant schnauzer and six cats. She is active as one of two representatives in Illinois of Great Lakes Giant Schnauzer Rescue. She is a member of the American Veterinary Association and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.

Nicole Frey

Dr. Nicole Frey graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2018. She has always had a strong interest in feline medicine, with a particular focus on preventative care and internal medicine. While attending the University of Illinois, Dr. Frey was an active board member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners student chapter and received the AAFP Outstanding Senior Student award. She is currently an active member of the AAFP. She has two feline friends at home, Nuggets and Purrvis.

Our Staff

Laurie

Hospital Manager

Dedicated employee since 1989.

Sara

Veterinary Assistant

Dedicated employee since 2019.

Karlee

Client Care Specialist

Dedicated employee since 2018.

Adele

Client Care Specialist

Dedicated employee since 2006.

Elly

Client Care Specialist

Dedicated employee since 1989.

Robin

Certified Veterinary Technician

Dedicated employee since 1989.

Julie

Veterinary Technician

Dedicated employee since 1996.

Gayle R.

Client Care Specialist

Dedicated employee since 1995.

Carrie

Veterinary Technician

Dedicated employee since 2007.

Alexandra

Client Care Specialist

Dedicated employee since 2013.

Emmanuel

Veterinary Assistant

Dedicated employee since 2018.

Andrea

Groomer

Dedicated employee since 1992.

Our Kitties