Meet The Team

We stand by our original creed of honoring each patient as if they were our own and take this role in your pets' life very seriously. We want you and your pet companion to feel welcome and offer a calm and supportive environment. Our doctors are well-informed and advanced in their knowledge of ever-changing and evolving veterinary practices.

We would be privileged to partner in advocating for your pet's health and will be honest and forthcoming in our assessment of his or her condition and needs. Together we can make informed and healthy decisions leading to a long and happy life between you and your pet.

Dr. Michael G. Boin

Practice Owner and Veterinarian​
Graduated 1984
University of Illinois
College of Veterinary Medicine


​Dr. Boin is a lifelong Chicago resident who has worked at Near North Animal Hospital since 1990 and owned the practice since 1996. He believes that a strong veterinarian, client and patient relationship is the best way to guarantee a happy and healthy pet throughout all life stages. He is known for his thorough client education especially in puppy, kitten and dental care. He has the patience to ensure clients understand their pet's diagnosis and the solutions available. He is a true partner in their care.

Dr. Jennifer Henderson

Veterinarian
Graduated 2008
Colorado State University
College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Henderson is a kind and considerate human being. Her enthusiasm for your pet is genuine and she goes above and beyond to ensure a positive experience. She is lauded for her accessibility and commitment in making "well-being" follow-up calls. She cares deeply and has amassed quite a following. Testament to her level of compassion, Dr. Henderson is now certified to perform acupuncture on qualified pets offering them a calming approach to healing.

Amy Alexander

Office Manager | Client Services Manager


​Amy has been working with Dr. Boin now for fourteen years and can be counted on to keep the front-office operations running smoothly. She is the mainstay of NNAH and is often called upon for her organizational expertise. Amy has established some great relationships over the years with our long-standing clients and knows all their pets by name. Her commitment to efficiency is priceless.

Bobby Morales

Veterinary Technician Manager | Boarding Manager


​Bobby leads the charge in ensuring each pet in our clinic is properly cared for and goes to great lengths to provide comfort while here. He serves as the doctor's right hand man during exams and surgical procedures and is often credited with calming down an otherwise tense pet. His demeanor is professional and work ethic impeccable. Bobby takes his role as Boarding Manager very seriously and runs an efficient, well-organized operation where pet's needs are at the forefront.

Alyssa Marquez

Veterinary Technician | Surgical Assistant | Client Services Coordinator


​Alyssa's personality shines through in her daily interaction with clients and she works the front desk like a pro. She is our "Go To" girl and helps out in various practice areas. Alyssa works closely with the doctors and assists with exams and surgical procedures. She also runs the entire boarding area during her shifts! She is one busy lady but finds time to play with the dogs in our waiting area and our visiting patients love her.

Lisa Isabella Benson

Client Services Coordinator


​Lisa Isabella has a warm and welcoming personality and engages each client as they enter the clinic. She diligently addresses any question, concern or request and strives to make sure each is answered immediately or if need be followed-up in a timely manner. Lisa Isabella goes above and beyond for both client and patient as she has SEVEN cats and knows the importance of this bond!

Justin Sharp

Veterinary Technician | Surgical Assistant


​Justin works part-time as he spends most of his week caring for wildlife at a suburban wildlife rehabilitation center. His days are both full and interesting working with all types of exotic species. In his spare time he runs a hot sauce business that raises funds for youth arts programs in Chicago. Justin has a calming presence and treats our patients with the utmost care. We are happy he is still at NNAH.

Trisha Tarsa

Veterinary Technician | Surgical Assistant


​Trisha brings to NNAH over four years of experience as an animal-care giver at PAWS where she still works part-time feeding and walking the animals, as well as giving medications and vaccinations. She has a few PAWS "alumni" pets including a rescued rabbit and a pitti. Trisha enjoys learning all she can from the doctors @ NNAH and assists them in many different arenas including surgical procedures. Her goal one day is to become a veterinarian. In the meantime, she loves caring for all of our daily visitors.