Meet Our Team

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.)”

Hospital Manager
After initially focusing on a career in business, Melissa changed direction and decided that her calling was to work with animals as well as humans. So she started her adventure in veterinary medicine! She got her feet wet in South Georgia as a veterinary receptionist and then pursued a veterinary technician position as well as working as a kennel attendant. Her drive and success have progressed her into becoming Hillchester’s Practice Manager in 2019!

When she’s not at the clinic representing her fabulous team, Melissa enjoys spending time with her adorable kids, human and fur alike!

Client Care Specialist
After 20+ years in the cosmetology field, Jill changed careers and moved into Veterinary Medicine. Jill started as Customer Care Specialist and wanted to advance her career and learned the ropes at being a technician as well. Jill has owned a variety of pets over the years so she is familiar with different types of animals. Jill joined the Hillchester team over 20 years ago. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and her Cat named “Lucy Liu.”

Veterinary Assistant
After graduating from High School, Imari attended Triton college for 2 years where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Science. She then decided to further her education and enroll in school to become a certified Veterinary Technician. She became part of the Hillchester team in January 2021. In her free time she enjoys reading, and spending time with her bearded dragon “Tony.”


Client Care Specialist
Pursing many career options, Amanda decided to join the Hillchester team to put her foot in the door in Veterinary medicine. From working in a dog daycare facility, her love of animals extends beyond the office as she enjoys spending time with her own pet, Roxy. As a new team member, she is always learning new aspects of the field with the help of her new mentors. When she’s not at work she is always finding new adventures, such as skydiving or volunteering to help find homes for adoptable pets.
Assistant
Bio coming soon!