After getting a Bachelor of Science in both Animal and Veterinary Science at the University of Illinois, Dr Lancaster earned his DVM at the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.
After veterinary school, he moved to New Jersey with his wife, also a veterinarian, so she could pursue a surgical internship. Together they returned to the Western Chicagoland suburbs in
2000 where they continue to practice small animal medicine.
Dr Lancaster writes: "I have always loved animals and knew early on that I wanted to be a veterinarian. The most rewarding part of my job is getting to know my patients and their familites,
and seeing them grow from puppyhood into adulthood and beyond. I enjoy promoting preventative medicine and helping to keep important family members healthy."
In addition to veterinary medicine, Dr Lancaster enjoys running, fishing and boating, but most of all, spending time with his family. In addition to two daughters, their family
includes Lucas, a German Shorthair Pointer, Polly, a Golden Retriever mix, Lovergirl, a 3-legged cat, and 2 Guinea Pigs.