OCSA Champion: Dr. Kristin Junkas

Meet OCSA Board Secretary Dr. Kristin Junkas
Kris JunkasDr. Kristin Junkas, Chief of Staff of Wright Animal Hospital in Des Plaines, Illinois, grew up in Minnesota and now resides in Saint Charles, Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree at Luther College in 1992 and then attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, earning a DVM degree in 1996. After completing a small animal rotating medicine and surgery internship at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Junkas performed 18 months of oncology residency training at Illinois as well. As part of her educational requirement, she published the article “Treatment of Canine Lymphoma with COPLA/LVP” in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.

In November of 2013, representing OCSA, she discussed our support of the “One Health Concept” in a presentation to Veterinary Students at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine.  She will conduct a one-hour lunch and learn presentation on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the ISVMA Convention at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL. She will reveal how she practices the One Health concept on a daily basis at Wright Animal Hospital. The lecture will be part of the Continuing Education (CE) that is routinely offered at the convention.

 Wright Animal Hospital, 265 S. River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois was recently renovated and will host an Open House on May 16, 2015 from 110:00am to 3:00pm.  They’ll have food, fun, giveaways, a raffle, tours, a pet photo booth, adoptions, and more! See all of the new improvements they’ve made to the hospital. And you will be able to meet the staff and doctors.

 Kris will officiate at the St. Charles location of the OCSA 5K Dog Walk & Fun Run on September 13, 2015.

OCSA Board President, Marcy Twardak, will officiate at the Edison Park location. See details below.

 OCSA 5K Dog Walk & Fun Run on September 13, 2015
Join OCSA at one of two locations for its annual 5K Dog Walk and Fun Run! Registration begins at 8:30AM with Opening Ceremonies at 9:30AM. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for students, $20 for children. $10 for scouts, dogs and include an OCSA t-shirt for the walkers and Teal bandana for the participating pooches.

Bunker Hill Forest Preserve: Touhy and Harts Road, Niles, IL 60714
Register today HERE
Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve: 37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles, IL 60175
Register today HERE!

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