Meet the Admin Team
That Makes It Happen

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Behind Coyne Veterinary Services is a passionate group of dynamic individuals with a mutual goal: to deliver stellar customer service and veterinary care to the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana regions. “Good enough” isn’t a part of our agenda—we take our best and propel it further because it’s what you, our clients, and our communities deserve most.

In addition to being the driving force behind Coyne Veterinary Services, our team members are also dedicated animal lovers with strong ties to their own communities. Dr. Coyne established Coyne Veterinary Services because he wanted the very best possible pet care for local families. His vision has since grown, and we’re excited to see our team grow along with it.

Jamie grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. In 2013 she became one of the few to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM). When not working, she enjoys watching college basketball (Go Wildcats!), reading, and spending time with her dog, “W.”

Jamie Josephson

CVPM, SHRM-SCP, Regional Director

Jamie Jamnik

CVT, Field Director

What has been the most rewarding thing about working with animals?
It would have to be when you get an animal who you are sure won't make it and because of your hard work and dedication, they turn around and pull through.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?
My greatest accomplishment is my kids. They are growing up to be great and have accomplished many things.

What is your favorite comfort food?
I love any kind of Mexican food

What is your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is people who hurt other people.

If you could give one piece of advice to pet owners, what would it be?
Remember that your pet has feelings too. The bond they share with us is indescribable.

Name 3 things people might be surprised to know about you.
1. I hate being near water
2. I grew up in Suburbia
3. Up until I graduated high school I was terrified of bugs

What is your favorite quote about animals?
"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."

What is your biggest fear?
Water--deep water

What is the last book you read?
Humane Handling of Livestock by Temple Grandin

What is the most unusual pet you have ever owned?
A peacock

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?
Becoming a mom to my son, Forrest

What is your favorite comfort food?
Fried chicken

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Loud chewing

If you could give one piece of advice to pet owners, what would it be?
Listen to your veterinarian instead of Google

Name 3 things people might be surprised to know about you.
I am addicted to the news; I collect copies of On The Origin of Species, and I love anthropology

What is your favorite quote about animals?
"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man." - Charles Darwin

What is your biggest fear?
Global warming

What is the last book you read?
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

What is the most unusual pet you have ever owned?
A crested Gecko named Gex

Natalie Valdez

Human Resources Director

Danielle Higgenbotham

Marketing Coordinator

What is your favorite quote about animals?
"Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong." W.R. Purche

Name 3 things people might be surprised to know about you.
1. I have 2 children less than 12 months apart, making them Irish twins
2. I married my high school sweetheart
3. I am undoubtedly in love with my Great Dane. I truly believe that she is my (dog) soulmate.

What is one of your pet peeves?
People who discuss being on a diet while you're in the middle of eating something unhealthy.

If you could give one piece of advice to pet owners, what would it be?
Your pets rely on you to give them the best care and preventative care is the best care. Be proactive about your pet's good health.

How do you like to spend your free time?
In her free time, she enjoys watching football (Go Pack!) and spending time with her husband Joe and their children, Madison and Henry.

What has been most rewarding for you about working with animals?
Fostering with local rescues and helping to find forever homes for deserving animals.

What is your favorite comfort food?
Mac & cheese

If you could give one piece of advice to pet owners, what would it be?
Spay/neuter and microchip your pets!

What is your favorite quote about animals?
"Keep rescuing animals. You may lose your mind, but you will surely find your soul."

What is the most unusual pet you have ever owned?
A lizard named Brad Paisley

Samantha Owcarz

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Danielle Knight

Wellness Package Coordinator

Danielle grew up in South Haven, MI. She studied Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. When not working, she enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, and watching movies. Danielle has a Schipperke mix named Banjo and a Domestic Long Hair named Smokey.

Our Therapy Dogs in Training

We are honored to be responsible for the care of two future therapy dogs. Two of our team members are in charge of managing all their needs and making sure that they receive the highest quality training. Therapy dogs play a critical part in the lives of countless people who live with debilitating conditions. We hope to continue and expand our involvement in this arena to provide even greater value to our communities.

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Gideon

Therapy Dog In Training,
Handled by Jamie Jamnik

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Moose

Therapy Dog In Training,
Handled by Natalie Valdez

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