meet our team

MEET OUR TEAM

Katlynn Weedman – Partner & sonographer

 She has been dedicated to providing the best care possible since entering veterinary medicine in 2010. Katlynn chose the veterinary field as a career because she wanted to be an advocate for animals.

She is an experienced veterinary technician that found her passion in ultrasound a few years ago and decided to pursue further education as a sonographer. She received her certification from Sound Academy of Veterinary Imaging in February 2018. Since her certification she has become a proud partner of 4 Paws Imaging.

When she isn’t working, she spends time with her husband and 2 dogs, hiking and taking them kayaking.

She looks forward to meeting you and your staff and creating opportunity for your practice to offer full service ultrasound on site where your clients and patients are comfortable and happy.  

Katlynn Weedman – Partner & sonographer

 She has been dedicated to providing the best care possible since entering veterinary medicine in 2010. Katlynn chose the veterinary field as a career because she wanted to be an advocate for animals.

She is an experienced veterinary technician that found her passion in ultrasound a few years ago and decided to pursue further education as a sonographer. She received her certification from Sound Academy of Veterinary Imaging in February 2018. Since her certification she has become a proud partner of 4 Paws Imaging.

When she isn’t working, she spends time with her husband and 2 dogs, hiking and taking them kayaking.

She looks forward to meeting you and your staff and creating opportunity for your practice to offer full service ultrasound on site where your clients and patients are comfortable and happy.  

Erin Brauer – Sonographer

Erin has always had a love for animals and their care. As a sonographer, she did not think that she was able to round off her career with her love for animals. 7 years into her career, an opportunity arose for her to combine her talents with her passion for animals. 

Erin attended Triton College and earned her degree in sonography in 2013. She holds ARDMS credentials in vascular, OB/Gyn, and abdomen. She started working with 4 Paws Imaging in August of 2019 performing abdominal ultrasounds.

When Erin is not working, she loves to spend time with her family and friends. She loves travel, hiking, running and spending time outdoors. Her family includes her husband of 22 years, 4 children, 3 dogs, and 5 cats.

Erin Brauer – Sonographer

Erin has always had a love for animals and their care. As a sonographer, she did not think that she was able to round off her career with her love for animals. 7 years into her career, an opportunity arose for her to combine her talents with her passion for animals. 

Erin attended Triton College and earned her degree in sonography in 2013. She holds ARDMS credentials in vascular, OB/Gyn, and abdomen. She started working with 4 Paws Imaging in August of 2019 performing abdominal ultrasounds.

When Erin is not working, she loves to spend time with her family and friends. She loves travel, hiking, running and spending time outdoors. Her family includes her husband of 22 years, 4 children, 3 dogs, and 5 cats.

Brianne Groble – Sonographer

Bri realized her passion for helping animals at a young age and began her career in veterinary medicine as a Certified Veterinary Technician, graduating from the Veterinary Technology Program at Parkland College in 2013.

Since graduating, she has continued to work in small animal practice. In the beginning of 2019 she decided to further her education to be able to help her patients in a different way, through ultrasound. She became a certified echocardiogram sonographer in October 2019 from the Sound Academy of Verterinary Imaging. She begins her journey to become certified in abdominal scanning March of 2020.  Bri loves how ultrasound has become a non-invasive, innovative, and helpful diagnostic tool to help her patients.

In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, fishing, and cuddling with her dog, Bonnie.

Brianne Groble – Sonographer

Bri realized her passion for helping animals at a young age and began her career in veterinary medicine as a Certified Veterinary Technician, graduating from the Veterinary Technology Program at Parkland College in 2013.

Since graduating, she has continued to work in small animal practice. In the beginning of 2019 she decided to further her education to be able to help her patients in a different way, through ultrasound. She became a certified echocardiogram sonographer in October 2019 from the Sound Academy of Verterinary Imaging. She begins her journey to become certified in abdominal scanning March of 2020.  Bri loves how ultrasound has become a non-invasive, innovative, and helpful diagnostic tool to help her patients.

In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, fishing, and cuddling with her dog, Bonnie.

Lisa Beach – Sonographer

Lisa has always loved animals. She always wanted to work with them in some way. Her career is in sonography and she is thrilled to be able to combine her love for sonography,  animals,  medicine, and people. 

Lisa attended college in Ohio and earned her degree in Sonography in 1997. She holds ARDMS credentials in Abdomen, OB/GYN, and Vascular. 

When Lisa is not working, she loves to spend time with her family.  She loves being outdoors, traveling, and spoiling her dog and cat.

Lisa Beach – Sonographer

Lisa has always loved animals. She always wanted to work with them in some way. Her career is in sonography and she is thrilled to be able to combine her love for sonography,  animals,  medicine, and people. 

Lisa attended college in Ohio and earned her degree in Sonography in 1997. She holds ARDMS credentials in Abdomen, OB/GYN, and Vascular. 

When Lisa is not working, she loves to spend time with her family.  She loves being outdoors, traveling, and spoiling her dog and cat.

Natalia Olek – Sonographer

Natalia loved taking care of small pets in her early childhood. In adulthood, she wanted to get involved in caring for animals professionally.

Natalia graduated from Triton College in 2018 with her certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She holds ARDMS credentials in Abdomen and OB/Gyn. In her career, she was able to apply her passion for science and photography to ultrasound. Shortly after working with humans, she cross-trained into scanning animals in August of 2020.

Outside of work, Natalia loves spending time with her family and friends. She loves trying new foods and exploring new places.

Natalia Olek – Sonographer

Natalia loved taking care of small pets in her early childhood. In adulthood, she wanted to get involved in caring for animals professionally.

Natalia graduated from Triton College in 2018 with her certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She holds ARDMS credentials in Abdomen and OB/Gyn. In her career, she was able to apply her passion for science and photography to ultrasound. Shortly after working with humans, she cross-trained into scanning animals in August of 2020.

Outside of work, Natalia loves spending time with her family and friends. She loves trying new foods and exploring new places.

Julie Crippen– Sonographer

Julie has loved animals her whole life.During her college years at Purdue University, she worked as a veterinary assistant at a local vet hospital.After earning her degree in Biology, Julie worked as a research assistant in Purdue’s Veterinary Pathobiology Department.She moved to the Chicago area and as her family grew, she found herself working the convenient hours an emergency veterinary hospital offers.

Julie loves to learn and decided to pursue a degree in cardiac sonography, graduating as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer in 2015.Realizing she missed her furry patients, Julie began her veterinary ultrasound career with 4Paws Imaging in the Fall of 2021.Coming full circle and combining her two passions has been an amazing experience for Julie!

When her 2 dogs, 4 cats and chickens aren’t making her laugh, Julie enjoys biking, kayaking, reading and traveling.

Cori Rinehart – Sonographer

Cori always knew she had the compassion to help others. She found her calling in the veterinary field as a veterinary technician in 2013. Her favorite parts of her job were assistingthe doctors with critical cases and training other technicians that were new to the field.

Cori decided she wanted to learn a new way to help care for animals. She will receive her certification as an echocardiogram sonographer from WAVE veterinary education in December 2021. Continuing her training, she will soon go on to be certified in abdominal ultrasound in Spring of 2022.

Cori loves how ultrasound can be used in a wide variety of cases and is pain free and safe for patients. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending quality time with loved ones.