Meet Our Team
Roger Schrock, DVM
Dr. Roger Schrock became owner and director of Portage Park Animal Hospital in January 1985. He graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981.
After becoming an associate Veterinarian at Bone Animal Hospital in Chicago for one year, he managed an Animal Emergency Clinic in Indianapolis Indiana for 2 1/2 years before joining Portage Park Animal Hospital. Dr. Schrock’s special interests include pediatrics, geriatrics, dentistry and surgery.
He lives on a farm with his wife and three children. His hobbies include farming, bee keeping, hiking, and European culture.
Lenette L. Renier DiCiaula, MS, DVM
Dr. Lenette L. Renier DiCiaula, DVM has been a part of the Portage Park Animal Hospital family since 1995. She is a 1994 graduate of the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. DiCiaula’s special interests include dentistry, laser surgery and internal medicine.
Prior to becoming a Veterinarian, Dr. DiCiaula was a high school Biology teacher at Good Counsel High School. Dr. DiCiaula also has her Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees from Loyola University in Chicago.
Dr. DiCiaula’s hobbies include hauling hockey/gymanastic bags, reading, photography and the theatre.
Katerina Tremlova, DVM
Dr. Tremlova joined our family in September 2005. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kate completed her undergraduate studies at Loyola University Chicago and has close ties to the city along with an appreciation for its architecture. She is an avid Illini fan, but cheers for the Chicago White Sox and Bears as well.
Dr. Tremlova was born in the Czech Republic, where her father is a practicing Veterinarian. She came to the United States as a little girl over 20 years ago with 2 suitcases, 4 boxes of toys, and boundless optimism. She is proud to be following in her father’s footsteps.
Dr. Tremlova’s interests include internal medicine and surgery. Outside of work she enjoys traveling with her family. She shares her home with her cats Henry, Anais, and Guiness.
Pablo Garcia, DVM
Dr. Pablo Garcia joined our family in January of 2008. He was born in Spain and then moved to Puerto Rico before relocating to Virginia, where he started his Veterinary career. Dr. Garcia moved to Chicago after his wife, a Medical Doctor, accepted a residency in anesthesiology at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago.
Besides his life-long love for all creatures great and small, Dr. Garcia’s professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, pediatric and geriatric medicine. When Dr. Garcia is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family. And, yes Dr. Garcia speaks fluent Spanish.
Melissa Tobin, DVM
Dr. Melissa Tobin joined our practice in June of 2014. She graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine with honors. Dr. Tobin completed her undergraduate degree at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts prior to relocating to Chicago.
Dr. Tobin’s professional interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology and dermatology. She is a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
She is an avid sports fan, enjoys running throughout the city, and playing with her Boxer, Chase.
Caroline Wilde, DVM
Dr. Caroline Wilde joined the Portage Park team in July 2014. She is a North Carolina native, who transplanted to Chicago in 2009. She completed her undergraduate studies at UNC Chapel Hill, and then graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. In addition, after practicing for three years, she decided to pursue additional training and completed a rotating internship focusing on Internal and Emergency Medicine at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT in 2007.
Dr. Wilde’s professional interests include internal and emergency medicine, as well as routine wellness care. Her time away from the clinic is spent with her friends, her two dogs, JWoww and Rizzo and her orange tabby cat, Harry Fancypants.
Vivek Beri, DVM
Dr. Vivek Beri joined our practice in December 2016. He grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois where he received his bachelor’s in Animal Sciences. He attended St. Matthews University in Grand Cayman where he earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine and completed his clinical rotations at Purdue University.
Dr. Beri enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine from managing complicated medical cases to small animal soft tissue surgery. He has a 2 year old adorable tabby cat named Scarlett, who truly runs the house. Otherwise he enjoys sports, travelling, and his favorite teams include all of the Chicago sports teams (especially the World Champion Chicago Cubs) and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini.
Ken Schwartz, VMD
Dr. Ken Schwartz joined our practice in September 2012. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, after having completed his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia. He grew up in New Jersey and lived up and down the east coast before settling in Chicago in 2011.
He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, from soft tissue surgery and complicated medical cases to healthy puppy and kitten exams. Outside of work, he loves cooking, eating out, traveling and going to the gym. He has a 4 year old Schnauzer-Chihuahua mix named Joey.