Animal Hospital at the Shores is located in Lake Barrington, IL. In addition to traditional western veterinary medicine, the Animal Hospital at the Shores also offers integrative care such as acupuncture, laser therapy, food therapy, herbal remedies and nutritional supplements. They treat a wide range of animals including pet chickens and ducks.
Dr. Alyssa Auge graduated in 2014 from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England. She has worked with a wide range of species all over the world. She has been lucky enough to travel to 13 countries. She tracked lions and their prey through the South African bush and helped care for baboons in a rehabilitation centre. She spent two years in Emergency Medicine saving lives, including many exotic species. Dr. Auge has a special interest in surgery and exotic medicine and is always willing to discuss either subject. She has her own little zoo at home including five dogs, a house rabbit and 2 parrots. Dr. Auge grew up in the Palatine area with her large family who she still spends much of her time with. In her free time, she loves to play sports, go running with her more athletic dogs, and listen to or play music.
Melissa Behrens, DVM CVA
Dr. Behrens has had a special bond with animals since she was very young. She grew up with cats, dogs, birds, and bunnies as constant members of her household. She loved caring for and training all of her and her family’s pets, including the stuffed variety! As a veterinarian, she feels extremely privileged to be able to work every day doing something she truly loves and to help others who share her passion for these wonderful creatures we call our pets. Dr. Behrens is happily married and has three awesome boys who keep her very busy. Her full house includes two rescued dogs Mia and MaMa, as well as two cats, the wise Spanky McGee and a deaf kitty named Cooper. She enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, horses, gardening, cooking, and crafting.