Meet Our Staff


Dr. Lori Wyatt, DVM

Dr. Lori Wyatt, DVM, CCRP has practiced veterinary medicine for over 26 years after graduating from the Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 as a member of the prestigious Phi Zeta Honor Society for male and female veterinarians. She moved to Illinois in 1991 after her small animal medicine and surgery internship at Purdue University. After 5 combined years of practice at the DuPage Animal Hospital in Villa Park and the Country Court Animal Hospital in Buffalo Grove, she founded The Animal Doctor hospital in Cary in 1996. Seeking to contribute to the career and/or retirement goals of other veterinarians who wished to sell the great practices that they owned, she acquired the Sycamore Animal Hospital in 2013 and the Animal Medical Center of Crystal Lake in 2015.

Dr. Wyatt enjoys soft-tissue surgery, is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon, and has always been delighted to teach while continually expanding her own expertise in veterinary medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys gourmet cooking, interior decorating, painting, music, bible study, singing with her church choir, and walking her dog, Kaleb. She also enjoys spending time with her husband (Karl), her daughter (Karla) and with her extended family in Kentucky, Ohio and Maryland.


Dr. Linda Olson, DVM

Dr. Linda Olson, DVM has worked at the Sycamore Animal Hospital for the last several years and she joined The Animal Doctor Medical Staff in August, 2013. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She has worked at several clinics in the area, and has a special interest in acupuncture. Dr. Olson has a daughter named Alex and her cat, Wynona. When she is not working or spending time with her family, she enjoys horseback riding, reading, and traveling.


Dr. Erin George, DVM

Dr. Erin George, DVM joined the The Animal Doctor Medical Staff in June 2015. She received her B.S. in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois and completed her DVM degree at Purdue University. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, but her special interests include oncology, internal medicine, surgery, abdominal ultrasound, and preventative care. In her free time, Dr. George enjoys spending time with her husband and three dogs, Harley, Nemy and Annie. She also enjoys reading, traveling, and playing tennis & volleyball.


Dr. Lacey Schmidt, DVM

Dr. Lacey Schmidt, DVM received her B.S. in Animal Science in 2003 and DVM degree in 2007 from Iowa State University. She then completed a rotating small animal internship at the New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater, MA. Upon completion of her internship, Dr. Schmidt moved to Illinois and worked as an emergency and critical care veterinarian at a local specialty practice for 5 ½ years before joining The Animal Doctor Medical Staff in December 2013. Dr. Schmidt has special interests in neurology, surgery, abdominal ultrasound, emergency medicine, and hospice care. Outside of work, Dr. Schmidt enjoys spending time with her husband, T.J, and two daughters, Morgan and Rylie. When she's not running after 2 small children, she enjoys biking, cooking, and spending time with friends.



Sam has been at the Sycamore Animal Hospital for over 16 years. She obviously loves her job! She assists the doctors with exams and in surgery. She performs lab tests, takes x-rays and prepares medications. Sam enjoys getting to know all of the patients, along with their owners! When not at work, she spends time with family and friends, as well as with her dog Maizie, cat Chloe, and horse Miri.



Lindsay joined the SAH family in September, 2011. She enjoys spending her days working with animals and assisting the doctors with examinations, surgeries and x-rays. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys baking, teaching Zumba classes and spending time with family/friends along with her two dogs, Josie and Ellie.



Tammy started with the Sycamore Animal Hospital in November of 2013. She worked at a large clinic in Chicago for 14 years prior to moving out to Sycamore and joining our practice. Tammy loves interacting with clients and their pets. She also has special interests in veterinary ultrasound and dentistry. Tammy enjoys cooking, gardening, long walks with her dog Cayla, and spending time with her husband and young son.



Krystan joined the Sycamore Animal Hospital in March of 2016. She has a degree in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and previously worked with cattle before graduating and moving back to her hometown of Sycamore. Krystan has a passion for working with animals and loves to learn new things every day! In her free time, Krystan enjoys fishing, hanging out with her husband, friends, family, and her cat, Luke Catwalker.