Mary Irion, Receptionist


Mary has helped clients and pets at West Suburban Veterinary Associates since 2005. She enjoys working with the friendly clients and wonderful pets that come into the hospital and is glad to be part of the caring staff. Her four-legged family members include three Wire Fox Terriers, Jane, Kate and Whippersnapper. In her spare time, she enjoys running and working out and spending time with her three children.

Barbara Blackburn, Receptionist


A receptionist at West Suburban since 2006, Barbara grew up in La Grange Park. Barbara worked as a teacher for a number of years and, after retiring, decided to pursue a career in the animal care field. She loves working with pets and enjoys being part of the family-like atmosphere at the hospital. At home, she enjoys the companionship of her dog, Bailey, an English Pointer-Lab mix. Traveling, golfing, and trying new restaurants are just a few of her many hobbies.

Tina Grotzke, Receptionist


A receptionist and client specialist at West Suburban since 2005, Tina grew up in LaGrange and has worked in the animal care field for more than a decade. She loves working at the hospital and is proud of the high quality care provided to pets. Her animal companions include two cats, Tough Guy and Midnight, and two dogs, Vince and Mia. Tina's children and her pets keep her busy in her spare time.

Lynn Pierce, Receptionist

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A receptionist at West Suburban since 2008, Lynn is originally from Westchester. She loves working with animals and is proud to be part of the caring, dedicated staff. Lynn is a member of the ASPCA, the Anti-Cruelty Society and the Humane Society of the United States. Her animal companions include two cats, Versailles and Ella, and a dog named Cody. Decorating, gardening, dancing and antique shopping.

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