Scott M. Rovner, DVM
Dr. Rovner founded Roscoe Village Animal Hospital in 2005, achieving a lifetime goal of creating a place where he and his staff could provide the kind of medical care consistent with his passion for animal well-being. He spent many long hours conceiving the hospital’s design and planning for the kind of facility that would provide the best available care to patients and clients. He continues to find ways of improving Roscoe Village Animal Hospital and prides himself on staying abreast of cutting-edge medical ideas and technologies. One of his more recent acquisitions is an in-hospital stem cell laboratory that is providing therapies for previously untreatable medical conditions. Dr. Rovner graduated from The University of Iowa with a B.A. in Biology. He received his degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. He has been practicing in the Roscoe Village – Lakeview area since graduating from veterinary school. Dr. Rovner is a medical consultant for Medivet Biological stem cell company. He has developed groundbreaking treatments using stem cells and platelet-rich plasma for various diseases in dogs and cats. He is involved in the local community through speaking at schools, community programs, and sponsoring various animal fundraisers. Dr. Rovner is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the Humane Society American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Feline Practitioner Association. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, exercising, reading veterinary journals, and playing tennis.
Phil Garrison, DVM
Dr. Phil Garrison grew up in Arkansas and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hendrix College with a bachelor’s degree in English. He was a latecomer to the veterinary world as he discovered that he enjoyed working with animals while doing medical research with pigs at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital after college. He worked as a veterinary technician in Chicago for six years, during which time he met his future wife, Melissa. He finally made the leap to become a veterinarian by moving to Massachusetts to attend Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. After graduation, he returned to Chicago to work at Roscoe Village Animal Hospital. Dr. Garrison’s professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine, and client education.
Dr. Garrison and his wife have a son named Max, a dog named Steve, and a cat named Jenna. When he finds the time, Phil likes to write and record music with his friends, cook for the family, read voraciously, bicycle around the city, attend concerts, and travel with his family.
Juliet Turkel, DVM
Dr. Juliet Turkel is excited to join the Roscoe Village Animal Hospital team. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. While trekking through the northern hillsides of Thailand, she realized that Veterinary Medicine was her true calling. She soon graduated from the University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine program with honors. She is proud to be a member of the AVMA and CVMA. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, neurology, and orthopedics. When she is not taking care of patients, she is busy raising her three amazing kids and playing with her dog, River. When she has free time she enjoys writing, snowboarding, traveling, and listening to live music
Dr. Cristina Mursuli
Dr. Cristina Mursuli grew up in Inverness, a northwest suburb of Chicago. She moved to Macon, Georgia on a Division 1 soccer scholarship to play goalkeeper at Mercer University, and completed a bachelor’s degree in both Biology and Spanish. Before pursuing her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. She moved to a rural village in the northeast region of Thailand to teach English to secondary school children. Aside from teaching, she helped vaccinate stray dogs in her community and realized how imperative it is for veterinarians to help their local communities improve animal welfare. After a year abroad, she completed her veterinary degree at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She is eager to continue utilizing her teaching skills through client education to encourage pet owners to provide the best care for their furry family members. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, ultrasonography, alternative therapies, and surgery. In her downtime, she loves to play soccer and explore new locations around the globe for travel and outdoor activities. She is a pet parent to two litter-mate cats, Astro and Comet, and a new puppy, Sully.