All Creatures Animal Hospital

All Creatures Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility conveniently located just one block west of Marianos in Lake Zurich, IL. The professional and courteous staff at All Creatures Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. All Creatures Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Lake Zurich and 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 All Creatures Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

  • 1210 East Main Street
  • Lake Zurich, IL 60047
  • 847-726-0050
  • Fax (847) 726-0075
  • Email Us
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-7:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM-2:00PM
  • Sun: Closed
  • Please call for Appointment
  • Dr. Jay Nordstrom

    Dr. Nordstrom joined All Creatures in 1996 after graduating from Michigan State University. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, including complex medical and surgical cases.

    His fields of interest and expertise include abdominal and cardiac ultrasound, endoscopy, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, pain management and preventative medicine. Dr. Nordstrom takes great satisfaction in helping pets achieve and maintain wellness and enhancing the human/ animal bond.

    At home, Dr. Nordstrom is married with two children. They share their house with a rescued King Charles Spaniel named Dewey.  In addition to being an instrument rated private pilot, Dr. Nordstrom enjoys time with family and friends and struggles mightily with a golf addiction.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
  • Dr. Andy Cox

    Born and raised in nearby Deerfield, Dr. Andrew Cox attended Colgate University before obtaining his D.V.M. degree in 1985 from the University of Illinois.  After completing a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University, Dr. Cox returned to Illinois, and along with his wife, veterinarian Dr. Geri Cox, opened River Trails Animal Hospital in Riverwoods in 1987, All Creatures Animal Hospital in Lake Zurich in 1991, and Green Tree Animal Hospital in Libertyville in 1996.  Despite drastically overextending themselves professionally, the Coxes somehow managed to raise 4 children (or did they raise themselves?), enjoy a variety of treasured furry, feathered, and finned family members, and stay active in the community.

    As a skilled surgeon and practitioner, Dr. Cox is driven by the desire to provide highest quality patient care.  He has devoted his career to creating a hospital environment that is friendly, light-hearted and client-centered, but equipped for and intensely focused on exceptional state-of-the-art medical and surgical service.  He enjoys tackling the tremendous variety of challenges that are presented daily.

    Outside the office Dr. Cox has two great passions - baseball and golf.  He has suffered as a lifetime Cubs fan, but overcomes that frustration with his active involvement in the Lake Zurich Baseball and Softball Association.  A long time LZBSA board member and past president, Dr. Cox recently introduced and now oversees the Challenger Baseball Division, a league that provides mentally and physically challenged children with the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of playing baseball and being part of a team.



    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1985
  • Dr. Erika Dahlgren

    Erika Dahlgren joined All Creatures Animal Hospital in the summer of 2006.  Prior to that, she completed a one year surgery and internal medicine internship after graduating from The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. 

    She continues to enjoy the daily challenges veterinary medicine brings and the uniqueness of every case. Erika is married to a computer genius, Bill, and they have 2 children and 1 four legged kid, Stanley.  Outside of work she enjoys traveling, playing volleyball, skiing and spending time with family and friends. Originally from Wisconsin, Erika is a loyal Green Bay Packer fan, despite much opposition from her fellow Bear fan coworkers.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
  • Dr Stephanie Goff

    Dr. Goff grew up in Vernon Hills, IL and competed in agility as a junior handler growing up. She attended the University of Iowa and received a bachelor's of science in psychology in 2007. A month before graduating from undergrad, she started working as a veterinary assistant at a busy private practice on Saturdays for fun. She loved it and it quickly turned into a full time job and Stephanie was encouraged to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. 

    She moved back to the Chicago suburbs and worked as a veterinary technician at an emergency and specialty clinic while taking a few remaining pre-requisite classes for veterinary school. Dr. Goff graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and completed a one year small animal surgical and medicine rotating internship in the Chicago area.

    Dr. Goff and her husband Steven have a husky mix and two friendly cats that think they are dogs. In her free time, Dr. Goff enjoys playing board games, reading books, watching movies and enjoying the great outdoors - hiking/exploring new areas, camping, biking, kayaking and boating.
  • Dr. Lynda Gustavsen

    Dr. Gustavsen joined All Creatures Animal Hospital in March, 1996.  She grew up in Des Plaines and started working in the veterinary field at the age of 16.  She attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate and veterinary college, graduating with honors in 1991.  In 2012, she completed a two year training course in ultrasound through the University of Illinois.

    Her favorite aspect of practice is the inherent challenge that comes with  diagnosing and treating non-verbal patients, and she places an emphasis on patient comfort and quality of life.  As a fervent learner, the ever-changing field of medicine matches her desire to continuously broaden her knowledge.  The relationships she has forged with her clients over the years are one of the added benefits to being in the same practice for so many years. 

    Dr. Gustavsen has owned a variety of small animals including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, hamsters, and hedgehogs, and enjoys working with these species and more.  Outside of practice she enjoys working in her yard, cooking, and trying new foods and wines, but most of all, spending time with her two children and their Border  Terrier, Al.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1991
  • Dr. Todd Horowitz


    Dr. Horowitz grew up outside of Detroit, Michigan, and did not know he wanted to be a veterinarian until college.  Having grown up without any pets he decided he wanted to work with them as a veterinarian.  He attended Michigan State University for undergraduate studies and then the University of Illinois for veterinary school.  After graduating with honors in 2005 he moved to Los Angeles to begin practicing small animal medicine. 

    Dr. Horowitz completed a one-year rotating internship focused on internal medicine, surgery and critical care at a well-known hospital in Los Angeles.  Upon finishing this internship he stayed on as a senior clinician in the Emergency and Critical Care department taking care of the most critical patients and helping to train future intern classes.After nine years in the emergency field Dr. Horowitz has decided to move back to the general practice setting in order to better develop long-term client and patient relationships.  His professional interests include management of complicated endocrine disorders and pain control.

    Dr. Horowitz is married, has two children (Jacob and Becca), and shares his home with four rescued pets (a 3-legged Boxer and 3 cats).  He and his wife have decided to return to the Midwest to be closer to family.  Outside of work he is an avid sports fan, especially for the Michigan State Spartans and all teams from Detroit!  He also enjoys reading spy novels and outdoors activities such as tennis, softball, biking, hiking, and camping. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
  • Dr. Katie Schreurs

    Dr. Katie Schreurs grew up in Nebraska and attended University of Nebraska for her undergraduate degree.  She went on to veterinary school at Kansas State University, graduating in 2004.  She joined All Creatures Animal Hospital in 2007. 

    She has always loved animals, and dreamed of working with them since she was a little girl.  She currently has two Boston terrier rescues named Clifford and Walter, and one rescue cat named Hank.  Hank was a rescue in the truest sense of the word as he was found freezing in a snowbank eight years ago as a kitten with burns all over his back.  We suspected he got too close to a motor or muffler trying to stay warm during a particularly cold winter. His burns were infected and he needed two surgeries and many bandage changes for his back.  But he made a full recovery and is fat and happy despite his scars.

    Katie and her husband Peter have two little girls, Greta and Libby.  Between work and a young family there's not a lot of time for anything else, but given the chance Katie enjoys reading and getting together with friends and family.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004

    Years in Practice:
    Aug 14, 2018