Crown Point Animal Hospital

Crown Point Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Crown Point, IN. Our professional, courteous staff at Crown Point Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, and dental care for our highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities to our clients. Crown Point Animal Hospital's staff strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Crown Point, IN and its surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Crown Point Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
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  • Mon: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue, Wed: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thur, Fri: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Cynthia Kelly, DVM

    Dr. Kelly Graduated from Purdue University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988.  She has worked at Crown Point Animal Hospital since 1990, and in 2000, she purchased this practice.

    Dr. Kelly has several cats and 2 dogs; Kotr and Catalina "Lina".
    She is kept busy by her children and their activities such as wrestling, football and orchestra.

    Dr. Kelly also enjoys  Crown Point High School football and wrestling, Purdue football and basketball, swimming, horseback riding, vintage vehicles, and John Deere tractors  (again-could the family be influencing any of this?)
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1988
    Veterinary Medicine
  • Jennifer Barenie, DVM


        Dr. Barenie graduated from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.  She has worked in various small animal practices in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.  She joined our staff  in 2013 and is very excited about providing high quality medicine to her patients.  Special Interests include soft tissue surgery, dermatology and dentistry.

    A "region rat" at heart, she and her husband Paul moved back to the area in 1998 to remain close to family.  They have one daughter, Jessica.

    Their animal family includes 3 cats--"Abby", "Roxy", and "Kit Kat", various fish, and an ancient cockatiel named "Muczka". 

    In her spare time, Dr. Barenie enjoys camping, cross-stitch, jogging, playing piano, guitar and trombone, riding her motorcycle, lectoring at church, and visiting family.

    We are very blessed  to have Dr. Barenie join our practice family!  She provides some of our surgical and dental care as well as seeing patients for medical cases. Come say Hi to her Thursdays, Fridays and 1 Saturday a month!!


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1995
    Veterinary Medicine
  • Pam Ziolkowski, DVM

    Dr. Ziolkowski, (or Dr. Z for short), graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She is excited to be a part of the Crown Point Animal Hospital family.
    Her special interests include: Ophthalmology, Exotics (mammals), and Soft Tissue Surgery.
    Dr. Z was married in September of 2014 and her lucky husband tolerates their growing pet population at home; Yufina, Odin, Nugget, and Spike are the cats;  Swanee and Tali are her dogs, along with rabbits, fish, and a rat.
    In her free time, Dr. Z enjoys crafting, reading and watching movies with her family.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 12, 2014
    Veterinary Medicine
  • Samantha Wright

    Office Manager
    Sam joined our staff Sept of 2012. She graduated from Purdue with a BS in Business. She brings with her a love for animals, and you can see this in her wide range of dogs she calls her own, Bandit, Buster, Bentley, and Badger.  She is an avid upbeat worker who enjoys working with people.  She also has her Cosmetology license which she obtained in 2007.

    Sam is a fun addition to our staff who is known for her goofy accents and light hearted sense of humor!!!!
    BS in Business
  • Heather

    Heather joined our team in July 2013. She graduated from Lowell High School in 2011 and has always loved being around animals. She hopes someday to be able to work with big cats at a sanctuary. 
    She owns 4 cats, 1 Bearded Dragon and 3 turtles.
  • Marjorie

    Assistant Manager/Receptionist
    Marjorie graduated from Crown Point High School in 2015 and plans on attending IUN to study History and hopes to become a teacher.
    She grew up with many animals and that's why she loves her job here very much. She currently has 1 horse named Loki, 1 dog named Koda, and 3 cats named Arthur, Moses, and Dani California. 
  • Laurie Brands

    Laurie came to us from the Humane Society back in April of 2010.  She is currently part of Midwest Boston Rescue and works hard at finding wayward Bostons AND Boxers forever homes!!!   Laurie started as an assistant and is now currently part of our management team.  She enjoys playing with the puppies and LOVES taking rooms with Boxers and Bostons which are her passion.

    She currently owns 3 Bostons, 1 of which is rescue and 2 Boxers, 1 of which is rescue.  Laurie enjoys doing agility with her Boston Lola, who is the LOVE of her life, and recently discovered "nose work" & "barn hunt" and is looking forward to starting a training career for her dogs in this scent area. 

       Laurie also owns her own business, when she is not here, you can find her at Warped Sportz mingling with sports fanatics!!!

  • Barb K

    Barb is our ordering manager and basic jack of all trades.  She is pretty good at fixing anything that is broke in the hospital and helping the basic workings of things.

    She has been here for quite a while and is more of a permanent fixture in our clinic. She has 2 Goldens named Reiko and Emma Claire.
  • Monika Hernandez

    Surgery Assistant
    Monika who is originally from Germany, is our Surgery Technician, she monitors your beloved pets under anesthesia and does post operative care while they are waking up.  She currently has been with us for 10 years and breeds German Shepherds.
  • Kayla S

    Receptionist/ Assistant

    Kayla has been with us for 5 years. She started as a receptionist, but is well versed as an assistant and kennel person as well. She has a few cats of her own as well as guinea pigs.  She is a great asset to our practice and while she is in reception, she always remembers clientele names and greets them with a hello and a warm smile. She also has a now 18 year old sister who is a big part of her life.

  • Taylor S.

    Taylor has been with us since 2014. She graduated from Crown Point High School in 2011. She has always been surrounded by animals since she was young, that is where her love of animals stems from. She currently has one orange eyed Persian named Beau.
  • Janine M.

    Receptionist/ Kennel Assistant
    Janine graduated from Lowell High School in 2015. She is now enrolled at Ivy Tech and working towards becoming a Psychologist. Janine has 3 pets of her own, a ball python named Panama; and 2 kitties named Harley and Ivy.   
  • Marybeth K.

    Receptionist/ Assistant

    Marybeth, also know as MB started with us in 2006. She currently has 4 cats; Stash, Peanut, Sox, and Pickles ( named by her 4 year old). She also has 2 dogs a golden retriever named Major and a beagle named Jethro. MB loves working with animals and getting to know the different personalities. She also loves working with our clients. She has a 4 year old daughter that also loves animals and a husband that tolerates them, haha. 
  • Shianna C.

    Shianna has been working with us since April 2016. She is currently enrolled in high school. She has 2 dachshunds, Deuce and Baby. She has always had a passion for helping and taking care of animals. She hopes to one day further her education in the veterinary field.
  • Holly S.

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Holly joined our team in 2014, she began as an extern with us for The Vet Tech Institute at International Business College. She has always had a love for animals. She has 1 dog, Shelby; and 4 cats, Bentley, Samardzija, Pixie, and Prudence. She has a true passion for assisting in surgeries and taking x-rays.
  • Emily K

    Emily joined our team April 2015 and is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program with Purdue University. She has a true love for the hunting breeds particularly the pointers.
    She has been a volunteer at Calumet Humane Society since fall 2012 and has 3 dogs, 2 cats and 4 lizards. 
  • Cassy K.


    Cassy has been with us since September 2014. Cassy has 4 dachshunds, Bubba, Meatball, Champ, and Ellie. Cassy is always willing to lend a helping hand when it comes to caring for your pets. Cassy is going to school at Purdue University Northwest for Biology. 
  • Tori E.

    Tori started with us as a veterinary assistant. She is currently attending Indiana University Bloomington. She is in her senior year studying exercise science in Kinesiology. She has a Westie named Dolce. Her hobbies include eating spicy food, working out, and spoiling her dog.
  • Jen C.


    Jen joined our team in February 2016. She started off in the kennel and quickly began assisting the doctors with patients. She has 1 dog of her own, Delilah and a kitten named Peaches. She plans to soon pursue her education through Purdue to aspire to be a veterinary technician. She has always loved animals and it shows with her rescued babies.
  • Rashele L.


    Rashele has always had animals since she was 9 years old. The day she received her first dog she knew she wanted to work in the animal filed. She and her family currently own 4 horses; Flex, Baby Girl, Annie, and Mocha. They also own a pony named Stormy, a yellow lab named Yeller, and their cat named Reece. She enjoys reading, horseback riding, writing, and four wheeling in her spare time. 
  • Jill M

    Kennel Assistant
    Jill has been working here since early 05.  She is a kennel technician.  She enjoys taking special care of our clients pets when they are out of town on vacation.  Her philosophy when the animals are here is that it is very important that they get the best care and attention as possible to keep their stress levels as low as possible, so that they may enjoy their stay here in our boarding facility

    Jill enjoys spending her spare time with her fiancee.  Jill has 2 grown boys and 2 grandchildren.   She also has a dog that she rescued as a 7 month old and is lovingly called Butthead. She also rescued a dog from us named Wiley.
  • Emily H

    Kennel Assistant
    Emily joined our team July 2014 as a kennel assistant and is graduated from Crown Point High School in 2015. She enjoys taking care of all the animals and has 2 cats of her own.
    She now attends IU Bloomington and continues to work on her visits home.
  • Lexi S.

    Kennel Assistant

    Lexi started working with us in June 2016. She currently attends Hebron High School and will graduate in 2018. She has always loved animals and has 4 dogs; Bailey, Laney, Gypsy, and Mikah. She also has 2 cats named Tank and Lily. She is always smiling while taking the best care of your beloved pets.

  • Kim K.

    Grooming Staff
    Kim is our groomer, she has been doing this for over 25 years, more recently with our hospital for the past 3.  She is OUTSTANDING at what she does and LOVES doing it...With a flair for style, she makes everyone's critters BEAUTIFUL!!