We're passionate about keeping our neighborhood's pets healthy.
Boulevard Veterinary was founded in 2014 by Dr. Dylan Frederickson and opened its doors to the public in January, 2015. We believe that truly listening to a pet owner’s concerns is the foundation of providing intuitive care. We provide 30 minute appointments to ensure that no question goes unanswered. We also try to get to know you as an individual, because we feel this helps us understand yours and your pet’s lifestyle and needs. We’re also Midwesterners and just like being neighborly.
Meet the Team
Dr. Dylan Frederickson
Dr. Frederickson (aka Dr. Dylan) found his calling to be a veterinarian while growing up on his family's small dairy farm in central Wisconsin. From the time he was 8 years old until he graduated high school, he got up every morning at 5:30 am to help with feeding of the animals and milking of the cows before school. After school he and his siblings would repeat the process for evening chores. In summertime the days and work expanded to include planting and harvesting crops and of course more animal care. The menagerie included dogs, cats, chickens and horses but most of the daily work revolved around feeding and milking the cows. The Frederickson Family Farm has been in the family for over 100 years and continues to operate today.
In the course of his daily animal duties Dr. Dylan often had to assist the large animal veterinarians that served the family farm. Watching and assisting them perform surgery on a standing cow was true thrill (though not so for his dad, footing the bill). He was so intrigued with the work that he decided to spend all of his free time riding with his farms large animal vets on their other farm calls.
Dr. Dylan went to college in the Twin Cities and completed his Pre-Veterinary undergraduate studies with Honors in Biology and Agricultural Science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He was then accepted into the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison and graduated in 2006.
Following two years of highly adventurous large and small animal practice in Wisconsin, Dr. Dylan moved to Chicago and worked as a clinician in a busy Emergency and Specialty Center for six years, gaining valuable clinical experience and professional relationships in the process.
Having lived for some time in Logan Square, Dr. Dylan decided it was the perfect place to put down some roots and found his own veterinary practice. He did so in 2014 naming it "Boulevard Veterinary" as a nod to the historic Boulevard system that passes through Logan Square as it rings Chicago. He married his wife Kelly the same year.
Following strong growth of the practice in Logan Square, Dr. Dylan decided to expand Boulevard Veterinary's reach by opening a second location for the practice downtown in River North--another pet-friendly Chicago neighborhood rich in history.
When not working on BLVD Vet, Dr. Dylan likes running on the 606, reading, spending time with his wife Kelly, their pets Woody (a Cavalier King Charles) and Smokey-Panther (a former barn-kitten plucked from a pile of straw on the family farm). He and Kelly like supporting their neighborhood restaurants, traveling when they can, and of course going up North to the family farm back where it all began. Dr. Dylan is a devoted Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers fan and hopes native Chicagoans won't hold that against him.
Dr. Julie Geisler
Dr. Julie Geisler is a fun-loving Philadelphia native who has brought her passion and expertise in veterinarian medicine to the Windy City. A heavy dose of science class combined with her love of animals drove her to pursue a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Dr. Geisler graduated summa cum laude from Saint Mary's College with a B.S. in Biology in 2010. Four years later, she earned her DVM at Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
After veterinary school, Dr. Geisler got married and moved to Chicago to start work at a busy clinic in the suburbs. During her tenure she learned from great mentors and saw a diverse caseload. She also became certified in animal chiropractic which furthered her interests in chronic pain management.
Since accepting the position at Boulevard, Dr. Geisler has moved to Logan Square with her husband and yellow Labrador, Thumper, and is enjoying the neighborhood to its fullest. In her free time she enjoys visiting family on the East Coast and cheering on her Fighting Irish at football games.
Dr. Tyler Williams
Hailing from Chicagoland clinics, Dr. Tyler Williams joined Boulevard Vet in 2017 with roughly ten years of general veterinary experience. His focus on preventative welfare and evidenced-based treatment are witnessed by his high standard for care of every patient.
Dr. Williams takes particular interest in surgery and promoting longevity through proper nutrition. Dr. Williams’ grandparents were Wisconsinite farmers, allowing for regular interaction with animals of all sizes while growing up. This prefaced Dr. Williams’ grade school involvement in groups like 4H and FFA, where he took part in animal husbandry. In earnest, Dr. Williams confirmed his life’s calling in 6th grade, when he rescued a baby bunny from becoming the neighborhood cat’s lunch. Much to his dismay, he didn’t get to keep the bunny as his pet, but the gratification he felt in caring for animals served as the basis for a future career in veterinary science. After a pre-collegiate job at the vet clinic in town, Dr. Williams went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences (2004) and DVM (2008) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In his free time, Dr. Williams and his wife, Sara, are typically busy keeping up with their four-year-old daughter, Mila, who recently requested her first pet fish. He also takes particular interest in sports and can often be found on a field -- or watching a field -- when not at work. An avid Badgers, Packers, and Cubs fan, Dr. Williams also enjoys playing soccer, weight training, obstacle courses, and the occasional triathlon.
Dr. Patricia Ho
Veterinarian (Relief Basis)
Dr. Patricia Ho is a native Chicagoan who grew up working in her family’s Chinese -American Restaurant in the Hermosa community, west of Logan Square. From an early age, she had an affinity for taking care of people and pets and feels very fortunate she gets to do both for a living.
Dr. Ho graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Neuroscience and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 2004. She then earned her D.V.M. at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and completed Masters in Public Health (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) coursework at the Chicago campus.
After completing a rigorous emergency/critical care and specialty medicine internship in Hollywood, Florida she began working in several emergency/referral and private practices in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Ho is excited to integrate additional therapeutic techniques as she completes her acupuncture certification though the Chi Institute at the University of Florida.
Outside of work, Dr. Ho is a hot yoga enthusiast who enjoys food-related activities with her husband and indulging their 3 cats Bobby, Jeffrey, and Milo.
Dr. Ed Holub
Veterinarian (Relief Basis)
An Illinois native, Dr. Ed Holub moved to Logan Square after graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. After working at both private and corporate practices, he began offering relief services to general practice and emergency clinics in 2014.
Despite often facing a lengthy commute, Dr. Ed appreciates the ability to practice veterinary medicine in different communities. This offers him a diverse, often challenging, caseload that allows him to hone his skills as a practitioner. Additionally, he feels that each clinic has a unique personality and strives to emulate its style during each client interaction.
When not providing relief coverage, Dr. Ed can be found patronizing several of the eclectic locales in both Logan Square and Wicker Park. Otherwise, he likes to wind down by watching a good movie with his cats, Dharma and Ushna.
Audrey Laroche, CVT
Audrey has been Boulevard Vet’s Practice Manager since May, 2015. She’s been working in the veterinary field since 2006. Her interest began while completing her bachelors in biology at James Madison University. She became a licensed veterinary technician in 2010 and has explored various opportunities such as working in a state lab identifying signs of disease in cattle and poultry, vaccinating big cats in Belize, and working as an overnight emergency/critical care technician and supervisor. Audrey is striving to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager but still enjoys helping out with appointments and monitoring anesthesia. At home, her other interests include painting, drawing and going to the occasional metal show. Audrey has had dogs, snakes, birds, and betas in the past but now dotes on two felines, Guinness and Zoey.
Client Care Manager
Marina comes from the Chicagoland suburbs, and displayed a love of animals from a young age. Prior to working at Boulevard Veterinary, she has held a variety of animal care-taking positions at a local pet store and kennel where she was responsible for knowing husbandry requirements for several species of pets. She is now working to expand her knowledge of veterinary medicine for cats and dogs at Boulevard Veterinary. In the past Marina has had parakeets, crested geckos, mice, a king snake, and a bunny. She now shares her home with her fiancee and their kitten, Blue, their box turtle, tarantula, and several fish. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and working on various art projects such as pottery, scrap-booking, and sketching.
Ashli Bennett CVT, RVT
Certified Veterinary Technician
Ashli's passion for our furry friends started in 2009 when she was working as a kennel assistant in Indiana. Her experience prompted her to make the decision to advance her education in veterinary medicine at Purdue University. She graduated their four year program in 2014 with a Bachelors in Science and Veterinary Technology and promptly began her career as a veterinary technologist working with companion animals. Since deciding to move to Chicago, she has joined the Boulevard family and will be a staple at our second location in River North. In her spare time, she loves to hangout with her own four legged family that includes her two pomeranians, Snuggles and Sophie, and her hedgehog Olive!
Charlene Russ, CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician
Charlene came from the food and beverage world and dove into the veterinary world in 2012 when she realized her childhood passion for animals had never diminished. She honed her technical skills at a general practice in the West Loop for four years, graduated with honors from San Juan College's Veterinary Technology program and passed the Veterinary Technology National Exam with flying colors! In her spare time, she likes to explore the city, travel, and spend time with her husband and her menagerie of 5 - Charlene has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a turtle.
Colleen Trinidad, CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician
Colleen is a recent graduate from the Vet Tech Institute of Fox College. After a two month externship at Boulevard, she accepted a full time position as a veterinary technician. Prior to being a part of the Boulevard team, she has had varied experience working with animals including dog walking and has also spent time volunteering at animal shelters. Colleen has lived in the Humboldt Park and Logan Square neighborhoods for the past 5 years and is very happy to be working so close with clients from the surrounding areas. During her spare time, she enjoys eating her way though the city and playing quirky tunes on her ukulele. At home, Colleen has a senior rat terrier named Samuel L Jaxon and a shih tzu mix named Fred.
Client Care Specialist
Ann is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, but has lived in Chicago since August 2016. With the move to Chicago came the decision to finally pursue a career working with animals, something she has wanted to do since she was a child. Through the course of her life she has had several family pets ranging from dogs and cats to bearded dragons and ball pythons, but she is currently the proud “mom” of two cats, Shinx and Dr. Zoidberg. Ann is also a student at University of Illinois at Chicago where she is majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. She has always had a passion for wildlife, science, and nature, so you can find her enjoying her time in Chicago at the many wonderful museums and green spaces around the city.
Client Care Specialist
Meghan grew up in Michigan, and moved to Chicago 8 years ago. She has always had a deep love for animals since she was little, and knew she wanted to work with them someday. She decided to switch to the animal care field two years ago. Her interest caused her to venture to California to do an internship at a sanctuary, after which she returned to Chicago and gained experience by working at a shelter. Meghan has enjoyed continuing to learn more about veterinary medicine while working at Boulevard. In her free time Meghan enjoys running, reading and playing with her cat, Baran.
Jeremy is Boulevard's first Full Time Veterinary Assistant. He has spent over 7 years working in the pet industry working for upscale pet stores, day cares, and grooming boutiques - as well as hosting many charitable events to benefit local rescues. While cities and roles have changed over the years, what hasn’t is Jeremy’s passion and dedication to the world's four legged companions. He is looking forward to this new step in his journey to expand his knowledge in animal veterinary health and returning to school to become a Veterinary Technician. In his free time he enjoys taking his own rescue pet, a Chihuahua mix named Nova, to parks and dog friendly bars and restaurants here in Chicago.
Assistant Veterinary Technician (Relief)
Anney got her start in the veterinary field in 2009 at a small general practice in the northwest suburbs. She learned the tools of the trade there while completing her degree in Sociology from Roosevelt University, then spent the next several years working overnights as an emergency / critical care veterinary technician at MedVet Chicago. She joined the Boulevard team as a in 2015, and also participates in fundraising and fostering for Tree House cat shelter. For the past four years, the majority of Anney's free time has been dedicated to playing roller derby for the internationally ranked DuPage Derby Dames. She travels regularly both for roller derby tournaments and just to see the world. Anney lives in a Humboldt Park greystone with her cats Stork and Goose.
Assistant Veterinary Technician (Relief)
Alyssa has been with Boulevard Veterinary since August, 2015. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology in 2012 at Millikin University, where her research focused on learning behaviors in animals. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2009 and, in addition to working at multiple busy animal hospitals, also previously worked at a veterinary diagnostics laboratory. She moved to the city in 2015 to join the BLVD Team and lives in the Ravenswood neighborhood. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the restaurant and music scenes of Chicago, horseback riding, and creating music. She has two tabby cats, Gilbert and Martin, who she spends most of her time spoiling and photographing.