38028 N. Dilleys Rd

Wadsworth, Illinois 60083




Meet the friendly staff at The Animal Hospital of Gurnee!

    graduated from Michigan State University in 1968 and worked full-time at Hanover Animal Hospital until 1989 when he opened The Animal Hospital of Gurnee. Along with being past president of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, he has held other varying positions in the CVMA, Illinois State VMA, and American VMA.

    received his degree from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 and is a third-generation veterinarian.

    He is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (1999), the Chi Institute in veterinary acupuncture (2001), and by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS, 2003).  He is also trained in Homotoxicology, Applied Kinesiology, Western herbs, essential oils, flower essences, and Reiki.

    He has lectured for the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, HEEL at the Homotoxicology Vet Conference, American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, and Nikken.  He has lectured locally and nationally for Young Living Essential Oils and served on their Veterinary Advisory Panel.  He has also consulted for several animal nutritional supplement companies.

    Dr. Hanover has been riding and jumping horses for over 40 years.  He enjoys gourmet cooking and fine dining with his daughter, Ariel, and his fiancé, Misty.  And from time to time, he will share some of those tasty leftovers with Chi, his dog.


    grew up loving animals in Charleston, West Virginia. She attended the Ohio State University as an undergraduate and veterinary school at the University of Georgia. She practiced small animal medicine for 9 years in Richmond, Virginia, then worked as a small animal emergency clinician in West Virginia and Georgia. She also did part-time shelter medicine while living in Georgia. She especially enjoys surgery, emergency, and internal medicine.  A job transfer for her husband brought her to a farm in rural Wisconsin which allows ample space for her animals. Her menagerie includes 2 Labrador Retrievers, a Swedish Vallhund, 3 cats. 2 goats, a rabbit, and a tortoise. In her free time, she enjoys dog agility, horseback riding, rose gardening, and spending time with her husband and daughter.


    grew up traveling the country as a child of the Air Force with many beloved pets. She attended the University of Illinois for her undergraduate studies and then the College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, she has happily practiced and put down roots in Lake County. Some of Dr. Angie's favorite areas of veterinary medicine are nurturing the companion bond and educating families about their pet's needs. Her favorite past-times include traveling, cheering on her sons, reading and relaxing with her family.

  • Brittani Gimenez,DVM

    Born and raised in Nebraska with a life long dream of becoming a veterinarian. She graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2014 and from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She spent two years practicing in the Champaign/Urbana area before moving to Lake County with her husband and two dogs Jazmine and Shadow. With her free time, she loves to keep her hands busy reading, writing, and cross stitching. And her absolute favorite thing is enjoying the outdoors with her favorite running buddy Jazmine.