Tracee L. Friederich, DVM


Dr. Tracee Friederich has been a veterinarian at Summit Animal Hospital in Summit, IL since graduation from St. George’s University, in Grenada, West Indies in 2007. She grew up in Palos Park, Illinois, a southwestern suburb of Chicago. She attended and graduated from the University of Notre Dame, in Notre Dame, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science and Minor in Asian Studies in 2001. After finishing her clinical year at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, she focused mainly on equine medicine, along with small animal medicine and surgery. In 2008, Dr. Tracee Friederich spent five months working one-on-one with an equine veterinarian gaining further experience in the field of equine medicine. Today, Dr. Tracee Friederich not only specializes in various aspects of equine medicine, such as preventative medicine, emergency colics, and field surgeries, she also focuses her career on practicing progressive small animal medicine, including extensive diagnostics and surgery, both soft-tissue and orthopedic, breeding services, and stem cell therapy. She is known city-wide and through the Midwest for her ear-cropping expertise.


Nathan W. Runke, DVM


Dr. Nathan Runke grew up in the small town of Willmar, Minnesota. He has practiced veterinary medicine at Summit Animal Hospital since April of 2012. He graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota in 2007 with a Bachelor of Animal Science. He then attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Dr. Nathan Runke specializes in progressive diagnostics, such as ultrasonography in veterinary medicine, in both large and small animals. He has focused his career primarily in the area of small animal medicine, but has extensive experience in equine medicine and dairy medicine. His main areas of interest include internal medicine, ultrasonography, and theriogenology.


Trenton J. Friederich


Mr. Trenton Friederich is the business manager of Summit Animal Hospital. He is the son of Dr. Gary R. Friederich and brother of Dr. Tracee L. Friederich. Trent grew up in Palos Park, Illinois, a southwestern suburb of Chicago. He is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Minor in Political Science. Trent spent ten years as a stockbroker before joining the Summit Animal Hospital staff.