Meet the veterinarians & team at Colonial Manor Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Meet Our Homer Glen Veterinary Team
Get to know our team
We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.
Dr. David Irhke
Dr. Dave, as we call him here, is our Medical Director and hospital owner. He has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 25years. He took over the operation of Colonial Manor Animal Hospital in 2007 from our founder, his father, Dr. George Ihrke. Dr. Dave attended Carleton College and received a BA in 1991 and University of Missouri Columbia, where he obtained his DVM in 1995. His special interests include Orthopedics, Ultrasound, and Endoscopy. Dr. Ihrke prides himself on being continually up to date with the latest advances in veterinary medicine and equipping our hospital with the best technology available to care for our patients.
Dr. Marcus Taylor
Dr. Marcus has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2014. A graduate of Kansas State University, he has a special interest in Feline Medicine. He is excited to work in a Cat-Friendly Practice and enjoys keeping up-to-date on the latest and greatest technology for our feline patients. Dr. Marcus is truly part of the Colonial Manor Animal Hospital family; he worked as a veterinary assistant prior to vet school and was happy to return as an Associate DVM in 2017. Outside of work, he enjoys reading Sci-Fi and Fantasy books as well as watching movies. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, their son, and his feline “kids.”
Dr. Alex Weber
Dr. Alex Weber is a 2015 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She attended Truman State University, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelors’s Degree in Biology. Dr. Alex is also an alum of the Colonial Manor family, working here as an assistant during her undergrad years. We are excited to welcome her back in July 2021 as our second Associate. Dr. Alex enjoys spending time with her family and friends, skiing, and camping. She currently has two dogs and a cat.
Tina joined our practice in April of 2021. She has 16+ years of experience in veterinary practice management and is currently pursuing her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) certification through the Veterinary Hospital Manager Association (VHMA). Tina is also a Chicagoland Veterinary Managers Group member and feels one of the best parts of this profession is working closely with pets and the people who love them.
Outside of work, Tina enjoys reading, paper crafting, and traveling with her husband and dogs. She also co-owns/breeds and trains her three generations of Golden Retrievers for both obedience and conformation. She currently has three dogs, Winnie, Banner, and Faith, and a cat, Albert. She is very proud to be working with a dedicated team of professionals that are like a second family… and glad to call Colonial Manor Animal Hospital her new home!
Adena joined our practice in 1999. She has a Bachelor’s in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois and attended the Chicago School of Canine Massage. Outside of work, Adena enjoys playing sports and traveling with her family. Other special interests include Canine Massage and Animal Behavior. Adena currently has three dogs and three cats.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Taylor joined our practice in 2015. She attended the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College and obtained an Associate in Applied Science Veterinary Technology. In April of 2021, she became a certified veterinary technician with the state of Illinois. Her interests outside of work include spending time with family and friends. Taylor currently has three dogs Trixie, Pookie, and Charlotte.
Ashley joined our practice in 2019 as a veterinary technician intern. She attended the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College and obtained an Associate’s in Applied Science Veterinary Technology. She obtained her CVT license in 2019 and became a permanent Vet Tech at Colonial Manor Animal Hospital. Away from work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, a new baby girl and her four dogs.
Lillie joined our practice as a veterinary technician extern in July of 2021, where she was fulfilling requirements from Fox College before her graduation this Fall. She was such a welcome addition to our team, that we offered her a permanent full-time position. Outside of school and work, Lillie enjoys archery and video games. She currently has one dog, one rabbit and a hamster. She has a strong interest in marine biology and exotic animals; her favorite animal is an owl.
Kristen has been with Colonial Manor Animal Hospital since 2020. She has a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Diagnostics from Arizona State University and a Biology undergraduate degree from Lewis University. Kristen also works as a sterilization engineer in the medical devices and pharmaceuticals industry. Additionally, she has always been passionate about veterinary medicine and caring for animals. She has owned a wide variety of pets including goats, pigs, and chickens. She currently has two Pomeranians, one Redbone Coonhound, one Great Pyrenees, and four horses. Her favorite animals are pigs and chickens.
Jenna joined our practice in 2021. She is the proud owner of three dogs, two mixed breeds, and one cockapoo named Winston, Olivia, and Elliot. In her free time, she enjoys reading. She has said one of the things she enjoys most about working at Colonial Manor Animal Hospital is getting the chance to learn and help our vets help animals. Although she doesn’t have one, Jenna’s favorite animal is a donkey. But if she did have one, Dr. Dave would probably take care of it for her!
Samantha joined our practice in 2021. She is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Science at Moraine Valley Community College and plans to attend Vet Tech school to further her education and skills. She has a strong interest in Veterinary orthopedic medicine and physical rehabilitation. Samantha has had a love for animals her whole life, and now her passion is to work with them! Outside of work, she enjoys running and spending time with friends. She currently has a dog and two cats.
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Michelle joined our veterinary practice in August of 2021. She plans to enroll at the Veterinary Technician Institute at Fox College in 2022 with the goal of obtaining her CVT. She would like to specialize in small animal care. Michelle currently has a bunny named Kuskus and a dog named Benny. She has said she is excited to be part of such a friendly and welcoming team!
Client Service Representative
Jill joined our practice in 2012. Outside of work, she enjoys golf and traveling to Michigan, going to the beach, and taking long walks. Jill is a wealth of knowledge for the Client Service Team. She enjoys meeting new clients and pets and building relationships with them. Currently, Jill has one dog named Rufus.
Lynn is our newest and welcome addition to the Colonial Manor Client Service team. She joined our practice in 2021 but has many years of veterinary experience. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her twins, going hiking, biking, and going and listening to cover bands. One of the things she enjoys most so far about working at Colonial Manor Animal Hospital is building relationships with clients and their pets. Lynn currently has two dogs, Blaze and Aspen.
Tinamarie joined the Colonial Manor team in August of 2021. She had previously been one of our clients. As an avid reader outside of work, Tinamarie is the steward of the first two residential Little Free Libraries in Lockport, IL. There are over 100,000 L.F.L.’s worldwide, building communities and inspiring readers. Besides reading about adventures, Tinamarie does enjoy traveling to new destinations with her husband of 30 years and her daughters. Tinamarie also has a four-legged friend named Kuro, an 11-year-old Flat-Coated Retriever.
Seasonal Veterinary Assistant
Meadow joined our practice in 2020. She will be attending Southern Illinois University in the Fall of 2021, on a pre-vet track. Meadow wants to be a Wildlife Conservation Veterinarian and will be studying Zoology Wildlife Biology for her Bachelor’s in Science Degree. In her free time, Meadow plays Tuba in a marching band and has been studying Chinese for the past four years, and hopes to minor in Chinese in college.
Seasonal Veterinary Assistant
Leah joined our practice in 2021 as a part-time Summer intern. She is currently attending the University of Illinois in a pre-vet program and plans to attend Vet School after completing her Bachelor’s Degree. Leah has always enjoyed and loves being around animals. At home, she has a poodle named Max, and her father has a Belgian Shepherd, Beagle, Labrador Retriever, and a Sharpei-Pug mix, and two cats named Hunter and Dora. Leah is a member of the U of I Marching Illini.