Our Team

The team at Kragness Animal Hospital has been providing excellent veterinary care for over 110 years.


Meet our amazing team!

Kragness Animal Hospital Team

We look forward to being there for your pet when you need us most.

Dr. Craig Kragness

Dr. Kragness' Bio

Craig Kragness, DVM, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1970 and joined the family practice, following his grandfather, father, and uncle’s footsteps, and now entering his 50th year of practicing medicine. Growing up on 63rd and Emerald in Englewood in Chicago, he worked at the animal hospital on Wentworth, helping his father and uncle until he left for the University. When he graduated in 1970, he worked alongside and was mentored by his uncle, Dr. Theodore Kragness. Craig’s love and compassion for animals and treating all clients like family is why Kragness Animal Hospital has survived 113 years in Chicago. Dr. Kragness is an early riser and gets to the hospital every morning by 6:15 am every day, lets out the boarders, and starts off his day reviewing any pet’s medical history that will be needing his attention. He enjoys going to the family cottage in Michigan with his wife and friends. Loves to fish and golf – neither very successfully.

Dr. Marisa Panozzo

Dr. Panozzo's Bio

Dr. Marisa Panozzo joined our clinic in January 2021. She is a 2005 graduate of Ross University. Before vet school, Dr. Panozzo graduated from Illinois Benedictine College (now Benedictine University) and worked toward a master’s in environmental biology. She started working in the veterinary field in 1989 as a kennel attendant, later working as a technician. Since graduation, Dr. Panozzo has worked in general practice and shelter medicine, including a low-cost spay/neuter clinic. She lives with her dog and five cats.

Nura Soboh

Practice Manager

Nura' Bio
Nura was born and raised in Northwest Indiana and went to school in Chicago, where she graduated as a Veterinary Nurse in 2015.
She moved to Florida to complete an Internship and joined an Animal Hospital in Parkland, Florida, for 2.5 years. Nura ended up moving back to NWI in 2017, and that’s when she joined the Kragness Animal Hospital family. At a young age, Nura knew she wanted to work with animals as she always enjoyed being around and caring for animals. Nura continues to apply her knowledge as a trained Veterinary Nurse but also learns new things as she continues to work with our doctors and staff as our Practice Manager. Nura has one pet, a German Shepherd named Tupac, whom she loves dearly.

Susan Kragness

Assistant Manager

Susan's Bio

Sue joined our practice in 2016 as the Practice Manager to work closely with her husband, Dr. Kragness. After retiring as a court reporter (42 years within this field) from the State of Illinois, she is thrilled to be on the team and help manage the hospital’s affairs.


Veterinary Technician

Alicia Rosas

Veterinary Technician

Natalie Danalos

Assistant Vet Tech

Billy Sullivan

Pet Care Specialist

Rachel Byland

Pet Care Specialist / Kennel

Jessica Wagner

Client Care Specialist

Lindasha Gamble-Strong

Client Care Specialist

Laura Cooper



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