The team at Four Seasons Animal Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.
Dr. Amy Halaburt BS, DVM, MBA
Dr. Amy Halaburt is a proud graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Her Masters is in business from Indiana University. Dr. Halaburt and her husband have a large family of many animals including dogs, cats, birds and horses. They are all very special in their own unique ways.
Through the many years of serving as a veterinarian, Dr. Amy Halaburt has had the privilege of working with a wide variety of different species of animals (small, large, exotic). Dr. Halaburt says that continuing education, informative colleagues and insightful clients all help make her the best veterinarian she can be.
Some of her many interests and hobbies include: showing horses and dogs, hiking, traveling and reading. She says she has been blessed with this career path, not only in meeting all the wonderful animals but meeting their humans that love them so much.
Dr. Emily Hawrysio DVM
Dr. Emily Hawrysio grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. Like many other young girls, she dreamed of becoming an animal doctor from a very young age, but unlike most other girls, she never changed her mind and she spent her life pursuing her dream. Dr. Hawrysio graduated from the University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign with her Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences. She then graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Graduating from a veterinary school that was accredited by both the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and CVMA (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association) allowed Dr. Hawrysio to practice in five different countries- but she ultimately decided to come back home to the Midwest. She has been practicing in northwest Indiana for the last few years.
Dr. Hawrysio enjoys using an integrative approach to veterinary medicine and practices acupuncture. She loves seeing her patients improve and getting to know her clients over time. Like any other veterinarian, she loves seeing the puppies and kittens, but her real soft spot is for the senior pets. She is big proponent of wellness care and trying to fix issues before they become a real problem for the pet.
In her free time, Dr. Hawrysio enjoys spending time with her fiance and two (future) stepdaughters, and their small zoo- consisting of six cats, a box turtle, two beagles- Carlisle and Penny, and a pitbull mix named Pancake. Dr. Hawrysio also enjoys playing ice hockey, volleyball, and kayaking.
Shelly is our Practice Manager and has been with the hospital since August 2016. Shelly brings with her 6 years of veterinary experience, 2 of those in management. Shelly loves to travel and has a black belt in Karate and one in Taekwondo. She is currently working on her CVPM certification. Shelly shares her home with her husband and her cat: Girlfriend.
Veterinary Assistant Staff
Angela is our Senior Veterinary and Surgical Assistant and has been with the practice since May 2002. Angela has taken classes to become a Registered Veterinary Technician through Purdue University Calumet’s distance learning program. In her spare time Angela goes to the gym and loves going on adventures with her son. Angela shares her home with her son, 3 dogs: Brandy, Eve, Lil Bit and 2 cats: Dewey and Lillie
Karley joined Four Seasons Animal Hospital as a Kennel Assistant in February 2015. A self-proclaimed animal-lover, Karley has attended classes at Indiana University Northwest for Business and Accounting. She shares her home with her 2 dogs: Baby and Indy and also her two cats Simba and Scar. Karley has increased her responsibilities and knowledge becoming our lead Veterinary Assistant in April 2018.
Abby joined Four Seasons Animal Hospital as a Kennel Assistant in June 2017. In December of 2017 she began training as a Veterinary Assistant. Her passions are photography, animals and art. She shares her home with her boyfriend and two cats: Morty and Cricket.
Holly joined Four Seasons Animal Hospital as an RVT in June 2018. Not only is she a an RVT, but she also has a degree in Cosmetology. Helping animals and doing hair were Holly’s goals growing up. She resides in Hobart with her dog-Shelby and four cats-Pixie, Samardzija, Benny and Prudence. In her spare time she enjoys crocheting, painting, photography, spending time with her niece and nephew and watching the Chicago Cubs! Holly’s future goal is to someday work in oncology.
Jill is currently working as our Lead Receptionist and has been with the practice since February 2013. Jill has studied at Indiana University Northwest. She shares her home with her husband of 30 years, two daughters, one son, a dog named Baby and two cats Simba and Scar. She enjoys gardening and home decorating projects.
Lisa has been with the practice since Jan 2018 as a receptionist. She attended Indiana University, and has a strong office administration background. She enjoys photography as well as re-purposing projects. Lisa shares her home with her husband and their five children and three kitties: Koi, Katniss and June.
Samantha has been with the practice since October 2015. Previously our kennel manager, Sam has rounded out her veterinary career and is a familiar face up front. You will now hear her answering any questions serving clients to the best of her ability in a full time position as front desk. A graduate of Crown Point High School, Samantha has also taken classes at Indiana University Northwest. She shares her home with her dogs Jake, Denali and Nova.
Sara comes to FSAH with 3 years of veterinary experience. She is close to completion of her Associate degree in Veterinary Nursing and Purdue University. After graduation, Sara plans on becoming and RVT. Sara resides in Demontte with her husband of 26 years and her pets: Border Collie Marley, Cat-Kitty Love and her painted horse named Ike. In Sara’s spare time she loves to be on the beach and boating in Lake Michigan, walks in the woods and tending to her pond and garden. She has been a member of the Illiana Garden and Pond Society for 22 years.
We would like to welcome Ashley to the FSAH team as a Kennel Assistant. Ashley is part of the Crown Point High School Internship program which is one of the capstone experiences for CPHS students allowing the opportunity to enroll work-based learning program. The experience is designed for seniors to assist working professionals in a career field of interest before deciding to spend time and money on a post-secondary program. In her spare time she likes to hang out with her family and friends. Ashley loved taking care of her senior dog and has an interest in reptiles. In her spare time she enjoys running and listening to music.
Sherrene is our Professional Groomer and has been with the practice since August 1997. Sherrene attended Great Lakes Academy in Illinois, receiving her certification for Professional Grooming. Sherrene is also certified as a Pharmacy Technician. Sherrene shares her home with her husband and Newfoundland dogs, Angus and newer addition Autumn.