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. Chris Brahos Dr. Brahos is a homegrown veterinarian that began working with us when he was a prevet student. He completed his schooling at Purdue Veterinary School in West Lafayette, IN. Upon graduating from vet school, Dr. Brahos moved to Southern Oregon where he worked at a small animal clinic and exotic veterinary clinic alongside the scenic Rogue River. He has been practicing in Indianapolis and is excited to be moving back to Northwest Indiana. He brings with him a love for exotics and surgery. Dr. Brahos is passionate about providing community based medicine utilizing compassionate, high quality, and affordable care for your furry, feathery, and scaly family members! He enjoys the great outdoors during his time away from the clinic and the National Lakeshore is a great place to do that! He will joining our team full time in August 2020 and will be a wonderful addition to the future of Westchester Animal Clinic.