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Dr. Laurence Reed- Dr. Reed grew up on the south side of Chicago as a young child. He enjoyed many outdoor activities and never missed an opportunity for adventure. His love of animals and academics landed him at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. He then moved to the University of Illinois in Champagne, IL where he graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1969. He interned briefly for Dr. Lawrence in Homewood, IL before purchasing his own practice in 1974 in Porter, IN from Dr. Quick. Dr. Reed not only brought his zeal for helping dogs and cats, but also the exotics and wildlife. Today Dr. Reed is one of the most high energy veterinarians in Northwest Indiana. He enjoys helping all pets and making sure even the tiniest of pets are living healthy happy lives. In his very limited spare time, Dr. Reed enjoys gardening, fishing, and of course traveling. He has visited 6 of the 7 continents and seeing as his most memorable trip was the safari in Africa he doesn't have much desire to travel to the Antarctic. He along with his wife, Gloria, also travel twice a year to volunteer at the TCSPCA in the Turks and Caicos Islands. While there they usually work on native pets but somehow often bring back a very unique breed of dog, the Potcake. To learn more about the breed and the rescue stories please visit www.tcspca.tc. Dr. Reed's love for animals doesn't go out just to those with warm beds to sleep in and full tummies. He has rescued, cared for and released thousands of injured or orphaned wildlife. His most memorable rescues were a bald eagle, "Babes" the deer, and "Blu" the Great Horned Owl and "Gates" an adult Caymen Alligator. He also gives back to the animal community and works with so many Non for Profit Organizations offering services and surgeries at a great reduced price to help those animals who just need a second chance. Although Dr. Reed is a seasoned veterinarian he still enjoys all the daily aspects of running Westchester Animal Clinic and fortunately for the staff, clients, and pets, he has no desire to head for the sunny beaches of retirement just yet.
Dr. Tracy Hubbard. In just her first year out of vet school, Dr. Tracy has jumped with both feet into the world of small animal care. She graduated with honors from Cayman University in 2014. She completed her intern work at Purdue University where she was able to get some great hands on experience at one of Indiana's leading Veterinarian Teaching Hospitals. She came back to the area where she grew up and has come along side Dr. Reed to learn and grow. Dr. Tracy offers a fresh look at pet health. Her compassion and care run deep. Although Dr. Tracy is hard to pull away from the office, when she does get some free time she enjoys spending it with her four children.