Meet Our Team

DVM
Dr. Mozdzierz joined Hillchester Animal Hospital in 2014. She is a 2005 graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a small animal internship in surgery and medicine at VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center in Albuquerque, NM. She has practiced in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago before settling in the area with her husband and two children.

Dr. Mozdzierz is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Her passion is preventative medicine, feline medicine and behavior and Internal Medicine.

In July 2020, Dr. Mozdzierz and her family welcomed a rescue kitty into their home. He charmed them with his mischievous ways and his daring acrobatics. He is best known for his incredibly fluffy tail, his belief that nail trims are a threat that must be fought against at all costs and for constantly batting his favorite toy under the basement door and meowing for someone to retrieve it.

In her free time, Dr. Mozdzierz enjoys spending family time together watching movies, hiking, exploring nature trails, and more recently has taken up baking and cake decorating. She loves music, comedies, Disney movies and Harry Potter. Her most recent memorable vacation was climbing mountains in South Dakota at Badlands and Custer Park.

Her favorite line from a poem is Walt Whitman’s, “Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. (I am large, I contain multitudes.)”

Veterinary Assistant
Bio coming soon!



Client Service Representative

Kim has been involved in animal care, rescue, and owner education since 1985. She joined Hillchester in March 2022, bringing her strong Client Services and Office Management skills to the Front Desk.

Kim is a child of the 70’s & 80’s music scene and her eclectic tastes run from Gregorian Chants to Jazz to Early Punk to Industrial. A Chicago native, Kim currently lives in Franklin Park with her husband (Ron) and their family of rescued cats and dogs. Her hobbies include: Beekeeping; Phlebotomy; Playing the Ukulele; Volunteering for non-profit animal rescues; Singing (loudly); Zombie Apocalypse Prepping; and binge-watching the Great British Baking Show. Her current goals are to run in the Chicago Marathon and attend the Eurovision Song Contest. Her ultimate goal is to retire to Italy with Ron and spend their days meeting cats and drinking espresso.