Meet Our Veterinary Team
Get to know our veterinary team!
Dr. David Laubert
Dr. David graduated from Florida Atlantic University and Kent State University, and in 2010 graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. His specific interests in veterinary medicine include preventative care and dentistry. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, gardening, and spending time with his dogs Zeke (a Great Pyrenees) and Maggie Mae (a pitbull/lab mix). He has often traveled to Latin America and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Dr. Amanda Hampton
Dr. Amanda Hampton grew up in a rural town 2 hours west of Chicago. She began her veterinary career as a kennel assistant in her hometown veterinary clinic and has always been interested in caring for animals. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology while competing on the swimming team at Western Illinois University. She then earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois, where she served as Class President.
After graduation, she began working at an extensive nationwide practice where she held several different roles. Most recently, she practiced in Evergreen Park, and during her tenure as Chief of Staff, the hospital was awarded the Chicagoland Veterinary Quality Team of the Year.
She co-leads the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and is passionate about helping young students explore careers in the veterinary profession. She has previously served on the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors and the Illinois Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors. She received the Dr. Erwin Small First Decade Award in 2022 for volunteering in the profession.
Dr. Hampton maintains special interests in teaching about wellness care and building connections between the team, pet owners, and patients. She looks forward to serving the Homewood community!
Dr. Hampton has two senior pets, an Australian Shepherd named Brickley and a Domestic Shorthair cat named Pedro. She recently moved to Chicago’s south side with her husband and their 2-year-old daughter. She enjoys traveling, cooking, being outdoors, and going to Bulls games.
Lead Technician, Certified Veterinary Technician
Shannon graduated from Fox College in 2011 and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has completed her Fear Free Certification and her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are pharmacology and laboratory/diagnostics. She shares her home with her furry soulmate Pepper the cat, and her newest addition Pistachio the rat. She is engaged and her hobbies include playing Dungeons and Dragons, video games, and reading. She has been a veteran member of our team and is looking forward to our bright future in Homewood!
Haley is a graduate of Fox College and is an experienced veterinary technician. She assists with surgical and medical cases, as well as educates clients on preventive care. She enjoys helping people with their pets and spending time with her own pets, Hershey, Arlo, Nugget & Kelsey.
Jasmine is a Fox College graduate and a Fear Free Certified veterinary technician. She is bilingual and enjoys working in veterinary medicine because she gets the chance to interact with pets and assist in providing them with the care they need. She loves creating a positive experience at the vet so her patients get lots of cuddles and treats! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fur babies, Chuy (Chihuahua) and Aries (Cane Corso). They are the complete opposite in size but regardless, she calls them her “partners in crime”! She also enjoys shopping and hanging out with family and friends.
Mary was in the communications field for many years before moving on to veterinary medicine, which she considers more rewarding. She is currently studying Veterinary Technology at Penn Foster College and recently completed Fear Free Certification.
She feels there is no better way to spend her time than doing something she loves alongside people who feel the same! There is never a dull moment and she enjoys the constant learning experience. She says that the best part of this profession is that it allows us to make a difference. Whether it’s preventative healthcare or assisting an older companion to pass with compassion and dignity – we get to make an impact daily.
She and her boyfriend Tom share their home with two Collies, our sassy senior gal Belle and our sweet-natured good boy Seamus. When not working, she enjoys watercolor painting, photography, and reading.
Mary is looking forward to building great relationships with all our clients and patients at Homewood Veterinary Care!
Veterinary Assistant, Customer Service Representative
Abbie enjoys assisting vets and technicians in the care of animals. She helps to educate pet owners and works hard to maintain the cleanliness and organization of our practice. She is currently enrolled in Fear Free Certification training. She enjoys hanging out with her cats, Bandit and Booty, reading books, and watching television.
Customer Service Representative
Rachel is a mother of two and has worked in veterinary hospitals since 2012. She enjoys crafting and spending time with her family, who have helped to support a St. Bernard rescue. Her favorite color is purple and she loves Snickers!
Marisol joined our team as lead kennel attendant and has given your boarding pet the best of TLC. She also assists the doctors and educates our clients on needed patient care.