The team at County Line Pet 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.


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Karen M. Askounis, DVM

Dr. Askounis graduated in 1986, with honors, from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, she has practiced small animal medicine and surgery in the South suburbs. She started County Line Pet Hospital, in 1991. Dr. Askounis has pursued additional training in trauma medicine, behavioral counseling, and Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation. She has a special interest in internal medicine and behavioral problems in companion animals. Dr. Askounis enjoys the companionship of her pets – three Pitbulls, and four cats. She also raises rare breed sheep for conservation and wool.


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Emily, Client Care Representative

Emily has worked here since 2011. When she is not busy here greeting you & your pet with her cheerful personality, she spends time with her boyfriend, Chris, and her own interesting menagerie of pets. These include 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rats, & 5 rabbits.  She also takes the pleasure in rehabbing strays that have had a rough history so that they can have an opportunity at a new, loving life.  She is currently a student at Prairie State (Goal –> RN). In her free time, she enjoys painting.


Makaela, Pet Care Specialist

Makaela became a member of our team in 2016.  She makes sure that all of our boarders & patients are happy with their stay with feeding, cleaning, playtime, and bathing. Since working with us, she has started her journey through school on becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. And with her busy schedule, she still finds time to spend with her family & 3 dogs AND play her beloved sport, softball.


Danielle, Client Care Representative

Danielle has been with us since 2016. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 dogs and 4 cats.