River Trails Animal Hospital

The veterinarians and staff at River Trails Animal Hospital strive to provide you and your pet with excellent service and quality medicine to nourish the bond between you.


We pride ourselves in getting to know you and your pet, and we are excited to foster a relationship with you both. River Trails voluntarily reaches for and repeatedly achieves accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association, a standard which can assure you that your pet is receiving the best care possible.


Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how River Trails Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.


238 N. Saunders Road

Riverwoods,IL 60015

Phone: (847) 945-9591

Fax: (847) 945-9616

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Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Sat: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sun: Closed

River Trails Animal Hospital

River Trails Animal Hospital

Dr Joe Lim

Dr. Lim grew up in Glenview, IL and went to Glenbrook South High School. He had his humble start as a kennel worker at River Trails Animal Hospital. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2012 he was hired as a technician with Dr. Nordstrom and the rest of the crew at All Creatures Animal Hospital. Here he was able to develop not only professional interest and a passion for veterinary medicine but meaningful mentors and friends.


After Dr. Lim’s first year in veterinary school he was accepted into a veterinary masters program in Grange, Ireland. Here he worked on a genetic study looking at the biomechanics of disease in Holstein cows. But in his free time he was sure to check out the local pub for a pint of Guinness. After completing his pre-clinical studies at Ross University School of Veterinary medicine, he was accepted into Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine for his clinical year.


Dr. Lim currently lives in Glenview with his recently adopted amputee dog from Colorado named Jesse James. In his free time, Dr. Lim likes to backpack in the back-country, snowshoe, bike and travel.


Years in Practice: 2

Education: Illinois Wesleyan University

Dr Joe Lim

Dr Joe Lim

Dr. Elizabeth De Los Monteros

Dr. Elizabeth De Los Monteros

Elizabeth was born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. She received her B.S. in Animal Sciences in 2001 and then her DVM in 2006, both from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 


She has been practicing small animal medicine in the North Shore area and joined the team at River Trails as an associate veterinarian in 2011. Her special interests include dermatology, behavior, and geriatric medicine. She is a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. 


In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys all things sports with her husband (Go Hawks!). Other interests include attending music events, reading paperbacks, traveling, and gardening. When not taking care of the patients at River Trails, she and her husband are busy tending to their three rescue chinchillas Leroy, Rerun, and Casey.  


Years in Practice: 13

Dr. Nicole K. Overbey

Dr. Overbey was born into a family devoted to animal rescue work, and she was destined to become a veterinarian from a young age. Her childhood playmates included not only cats and dogs but horses, parrots, an iguana, a squirrel, and even a tarantula.


Dr. Overbey attended Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts for undergraduate studies and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles and worked at a busy small animal hospital where she remained for the next decade. Her professional interests include care of rescue and shelter pets, dentistry and geriatric medicine. She especially enjoys forming a bond with owners and working with them through the lifetime of their pet.


In 2009 she and her husband welcomed their son, Jacob, and in 2013 their daughter, Becca, was born. Other children in her home include a 3-legged Boxer and three cats (all rescued). After ten years in Los Angeles she and her husband decided to move to the Chicago area to be closer to family. Dr. Overbey enjoys reading, cooking, and spending as much time with her family as possible.


Years in Practice: 14

Dr. Nicole K. Overbey

Dr. Nicole K. Overbey

Dr. Jay Nordstrom

Dr. Jay Nordstrom

Dr. Nordstrom joined River Trail's sister hospital All Creatures in 1996 after graduating from Michigan State University. He now works part time at River Trails sharing his expertise in orthopedic and ultrasound treatment and diagnostics.


His fields of interest and expertise include abdominal and cardiac ultrasound, endoscopy, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, pain management and preventative medicine. Dr. Nordstrom takes great satisfaction in helping pets achieve and maintain wellness and enhancing the human/ animal bond.


At home, Dr. Nordstrom is married with two children. They share their house with a rescued King Charles Spaniel named Dewey. In addition to being an instrument rated private pilot, Dr. Nordstrom enjoys time with family and friends and struggles mightily with a golf addiction.


Years in Practice: 23

Education: Michigan State University