Practice Owner

  • James R. Miles, DVM

    Practice Owner, Veterinarian

    Dr. Miles is a 1980 graduate of Michigan State University. He has worked at SCVC since…


  • Laura Bercasio, CVT

    Practice Manager

    Laura left the mortgage banking field to pursue a lifelong dream of working with animals.…


  • Gail A. Novak, DVM


    Dr. Gail Novak is a 1988 graduate of University of Illinois, and has been with our clinic…
  • Jennifer J. Martens, DVM


    Dr. Jennifer Martens has been with our clinic since 2003. She is a 2002 graduate of Iowa…
  • M. Todd Faraone, DVM


    Dr. Todd is a 1982 graduate of Iowa State University. After 33 years of practicing…
  • Ryan C. Downs, DVM


    Dr. Ryan Downs earned her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois, College…
  • Valerie J. Vogel, DVM


    Dr. Valerie Vogel joined our clinic immediately after graduating from University of…


  • Dr. John Gmitro

    In order to honor his memory we have a page on this site dedicated to our dear "Dr.…

    Client Care Representatives

  • Cathy

    Client Care Representative

    Cathy joined the clinic in 2015. She is newly married and shares two cats, Cortez and…
  • Diane

    Client Care Representative

    Diane joined the clinic back in 1988 with Dr. Mallo, who gave her the nickname "Clara."…
  • Donna

    Client Care Representative

    Donna joined the clinic in 2013 after retiring from teaching. She looks for a way to find…
  • Jodi

    Client Care Representative

    Jodi joined the clinic in 1998. Her daughters, Abby and Caroline, are now both in college.…
  • Kayla

    Client Care Representative

    Kayla joined the clinic team in 2018. She has five Chihuahuas at home; Rio, Kurtis, Kami,…
  • Rachel

    Client Care Representative

    Rachel joined the clinic in 2012. She enjoys reading and the great outdoors, including…
  • Sally

    Client Care Representative

    Sally joined the clinic in 2001. She loves to travel (to the beach), drive around in her…
  • Shelly

    Client Care Representative

    Shelly joined the clinic in 2013. She enjoys baking and cake decorating, walking, and…

    Certified Veterinary Technicians

  • Becky

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Becky joined the clinic in 1997 and received her Veterinary Technician Certification after…
  • Kristen

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kristen joined the clinic team in 2016 after graduating from Joliet Junior College with an…

    Veterinary Technicians

  • Alexis

    Veterinary Technician

    Alexis joined the clinic in 2019. She has two cats named Tucker and Tito, and 3 dogs;…
  • Heather

    Veterinary Technician Supervisor

    Heather joined the clinic in 2008 after graduating from Northern Illinois University with…
  • Jan

    Veterinary Technician - Surgery

    Jan joined the clinic in 1985 and is certified in Laboratory Animal Sciences. …
  • Lacey

    Veterinary Technician/Assistant Supervisor

    Lacey joined the clinic in 2006. She enjoys movies and music with her son Julian A.K.A.…
  • Matt

    Veterinary Technician

    Matt joined the clinic in 2013 with a degree in psychology from Northern Illinois…

    Patient Care

  • Andrew

    Veterinary Assistant

    Andrew joined the clinic in 2012, and hopes to get a degree in Zoology.…