Eileen has a dual role at the hospital, serving as both a receptionist and a veterinary assistant. She has been employed at Niles Hospital since 1990. She has worked in all areas of the hospital from receptionist, veterinary assistant, assisting in bird surgeries, treatments of hospitalized birds and other animals. Eileen has also volunteered for over twenty five years at the Lincoln Park Zoo, with the traveling zoo to school and doing behavioral studies at the zoo.
Eileen graduated from North Park University with a BS degree in Biology and an Associate’s Degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. She shares her home with two parakeets, Spunky and Frisky, which she raised from chicks. Her special interests are traveling and cheering on her niece of track and cross country meets. Eileen has traveled around the world and has been to every state except Hawaii.