Team Lane Veterinary

Your Pet is in the Best Hands with Our Incredible Team

Lane Veterinary is so much more than a vet. In our hectic world, we want to make veterinary appointments feel less like an obligation and more like a visit with friends of the family. We are committed to giving you and your pet a wonderful experience, with Fear Free care and warm, concierge-style service.

We're the opposite of a corporate veterinary practice. Dr. Baker and her team are here to guide, educate, and support you and your pet through all your years of life together. Get to know them before your first appointment, and contact us at (630) 320-6644 if you have any questions!

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Sarah Baker Veterinarian & Practice Owner

Dr. Baker loves animals, and she loves getting to know people and their families. Naturally, the veterinary profession was a perfect fit, allowing her to combine all her passions into one fulfilling career. She received her BS in zoology, her MPH, and her DVM from Ohio State University, and authored a handful of publications while working her way through vet school.

Since becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Baker has had all kinds of incredible experiences in the field. She enjoys internal medicine and dental workups and getting to be an integral part of the human-animal bond. She loves her team, patients, and clients, and is excited about building her vision from the ground up! Dr. Baker is known for keeping things positive, especially during the toughest moments. Being told “you can do hard things” always gives her a boost when she needs it most, because it’s something she tells her fellow team members, too.

Dr. Baker and her husband Chris have 2 wonderful children and a furry family of rescue pets. There’s a senior cat named Grace, a cat named Greta (her daughter’s best friend), a dog named Bluey (named after the cartoon character), and a Mastiff named Vida (she was rescued from the island of Antigua). A homebody at heart, Dr. Baker loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys taking the kids to their sports practices and games, exercising at Pure Barre, taking Bluey for walks, and having (rare) date nights with her husband.

  • She used to be an Ohio State cheerleader

  • Her children are her biggest accomplishment

  • The elephant is her favorite animal; the females are in charge, and they carry their babies for almost 2 years!

  • She used to be an Ohio State cheerleader

  • Her children are her biggest accomplishment

  • The elephant is her favorite animal; the females are in charge, and they carry their babies for almost 2 years!

Lauren Beaird Part Time DVM

Dr. Lauren’s journey to becoming a veterinarian began when, as a child, she would take walks through nature with her grandfather. During these walks, he would often share meaningful pearls of wisdom and as Dr. Lauren grew up, her love for nature and animals grew, too. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana. Shortly after, her journey pivoted when her dog, Finn, was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma at age 6. This led Dr. Lauren down the road of learning how to integrate Western medicine with more natural treatments like acupuncture, targeted supplementation, and nutrition. In 2019, Dr. Lauren became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the Chi Institute. Exploring integrative medicine has uncovered new types of complementary therapies she’s excited to offer her patients.

Her goal as a veterinarian is to be a part of your pet’s care team, to serve you both, and to truly listen to your questions and concerns. She wants to be approachable, and for you to know she believes wholeheartedly in individualized care that reflects your pet’s unique lifestyle. Dr. Lauren once heard a colleague say, “Health travels up the leash,” and that couldn’t be truer. Creating happier, healthier pets can make their humans happier and healthier as well.

Dr. Lauren and her husband have 2 beautiful children who keep them laughing and learning (and incredibly busy). While becoming a vet is something she has always dreamed about, growing her family and raising children has truly made Dr. Lauren realize how fortunate she is, and how much she loves being a mom! She currently has no pets since losing Finn in 2022 and discovering that her oldest son has severe allergies, which she hopes to address before bringing another companion into the home.

Finn was Dr. Lauren’s best teacher, her most understanding patient, and her best friend. He walked alongside her through her entire veterinary education and during her first steps as a licensed veterinarian. Finn was the reason Dr. Lauren found an interest in integrative medicine, and she will continue learning about adjunctive treatments for pets.

In her free time, Dr. Lauren loves being outside; nature has always been her happy spot (and her sons love it too). She also enjoys crocheting, practicing watercolor, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.

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  • Her favorite food is her mother-in-law's Sourdough

  • She wants to expand her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

  • Being a mom is her biggest accomplishment yet!

  • Her favorite food is her mother-in-law's Sourdough

  • She wants to expand her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

  • Being a mom is her biggest accomplishment yet!

Dr Hudson

Matthew Hudson Veterinarian (Surgery and Dentistry Only)

Dr. Hudson wanted to be a veterinarian since he was little. Pets are family members who can’t speak for themselves when they are sick, and he wanted to be their voice and help them in any way possible. Dr. Hudson achieved his goal of becoming a veterinarian after attending the University of Pretoria where he obtained his BSc in veterinary biology and BSVc. He also earned his AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates Certification.

There are many things Dr. Hudson loves about being a vet and providing expert surgical services at Lane, but he’s especially invested in helping families in the community provide the best care for their beloved pets. He also enjoys getting to work with talented, selfless, and compassionate people each day. Even better, Dr. Hudson has a career doing what he loves and still has plenty of time to share with his family. He and his wife, Chelsea, have two amazing daughters, Paige and Josie, and two cats, Ringo and P(Jade), and a Shih Tzu named Benji. In addition to spending as much time as possible with them, he also enjoys traveling to interesting places and tinkering around in the yard.

  • He is exceptionally proud of his little family

  • He’s a big fan of authentic Neapolitan pizza

  • Gladiator is his favorite film

  • He is exceptionally proud of his little family

  • He’s a big fan of authentic Neapolitan pizza

  • Gladiator is his favorite film

Kali Wegner Office Manager and Dog Trainer

Kali spent some time working in corporate retail before coming to her senses and becoming a certified dog trainer and an amazing member of our team!

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Natalie Garza Veterinary Nurse, Certified Veterinary Technician

Joining the Lane Vet team has made Natalie’s challenging journey to becoming a CVT more than worth it. She's also proudly Fear Free Certified and Recover Certified.

Abigail (Abby) Meyer Veterinary Nurse, Certified Veterinary Technician

Abby loves being a mom to 3 children and a menagerie of animals, which includes a duck named French Fry, 11 chickens, and a Labradoodle named Effie.

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Michelle Bacerott Veterinary Nurse

Michelle used to tag along with her family to the vet and loved watching the veterinarian and nurse in action. Now she gets to live the experience that so fascinated her as a child.

Ashley Knitter Veterinary Nurse

Ashley has 3 dogs and 1 cat, all of which are rescues! She is a passionate advocate for adopting rescue pets.

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Emily Spooner Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Emily has 2 cats from the same litter. Venus plays fetch exclusively with sparkly fuzz balls, and Leo has all white toes except one, which Emily calls his “golden toe.”

Ytzel Pena Concierge

Ytzel loves being out in nature, taking walks and having picnics. She also enjoys going to music festivals and concerts.

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Mia Donnamario Concierge, Veterinary Assistant

Mia wanted to work with animals after seeing her childhood dog have puppies. She still has one of those puppies today (now an old man, of course)!