About Central Bark Carol Stream

Dr. Mondrian Contreras graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He completed his internship at VCA Aurora / Berwyn Animal Hospital in 2011, after which he accepted an associate veterinarian position at Carol Stream Animal Hospital and became a practice owner in 2015. Dr. Contreras is passionate about teaching and is a member of Junior Achievement and the CVMA. He regularly gives lectures about his profession across Illinois and writes articles covering various animal health-related topics for Batavia Living Magazine. He writes children’s books and has created a video series to teach people how to care for their pets best.

Dr. Contreras is an extremely involved member of his community and hosts an annual Charity Dog Show event which helps raise money for people undergoing various hardships by providing some financial assistance for their pets’ medical needs. Dr. Contreras is the founder of VetBros Pet Education Charitable Fund, a 501c3 organization that helps people and their pets through education and financial assistance for medical care. Having been a collegiate athlete at the University of Illinois for four years (Football), Dr. Contreras is a very active alumnus and loves taking his wife, Bridget, and their four children, Matisse, Thomas, Khalil, and Aurelia, to Fighting Illini sporting events whenever possible.

“We welcome you to join our Central Bark family.”

Mondrian Contreras
Central Bark Carol Stream Franchise Owners

Our Team

Lorrainne Schild

General Manager

Lorrainne Schild, General Manager of Central Bark Carol Stream. Married high school sweetheart and have three children. Have two dogs, Bear and Quail, a cat, Rascal, and a mini horse, Dancer. Have had dogs all my life and always will. Have a huge love of animals and a passion of taking care of them. Worked in the veterinary field as a CVT for over 15 years.Had my own pet care business for over 6-1/2 years. Enjoy working with dogs and getting to know their individual personalities

Bruce Kerill

Business Partner

Bruce Kerill recently retired after 25 years of working in the wastewater treatment industry. At the beginning of his career, he worked with his uncle for their family business. Then, Mr. Kerill worked in the distribution industry for eight years at 7 Up and over ten years at PepsiCo. His experience in multiple sectors inspired his entrepreneurial spirit. He successfully created and secured two design patents for spouts and established Time4pets LLC. Additionally, he is a board member of the TOY N GREEN company and recently founded another family business, KIDS PETS N MORE, where he met Dr. Contreras.

Awards & Achievements

Our Family Photo Album

Frequently Asked Questions

What is dog boarding?

Dog boarding gives your dog a safe and comfortable place to spend the night when they can’t be home overnight. It can last for just one night or for a week or more at a time.

At Central Bark®, we offer Sleepovers to dogs enrolled in our Enrichment Day Care Program. Sleepovers at Central Bark® provide your dog a calm, relaxing sleepover in a place they can feel comfortable and loved. Because they’re in a familiar place, they can feel less stressed about being away from home (and so will you). A full day of Doggy Day Care is included with your sleepover stay.

Our Stay-n-Play program (available at participating locations) offers boarding for dogs that have not enrolled in our day care program. Each overnight guest gets a restful night’s sleep, followed by a day of play, exercise, and plenty of TLC from our staff. Stay-n-Play guests sleep and play in their own designated areas. 

Learn more about sleepovers at Central Bark.

What’s a Behavior Assessment and why is it important?

As part of joining the Central Bark® family, our expert staff conducts a thorough behavior assessment at your local Central Bark store. These assessments help ensure that your dog is placed with a playgroup they’re comfortable with so they can play safely every day they’re with us.

This four-day evaluation, while your dog participates in our Enrichment Day Care, assesses your dog’s:

  • Comfort and social skills with people 
  • Social skills and playstyle with other dogs to help determine the playgroup and play schedule they can benefit from the most
  • Comfort in both indoor and outdoor play spaces
  • Comfort in rest areas and a crate 
  • Ability to share resources like water and toys in social settings
  • Level of comfort taking treats in social settings

This process gives us a chance to get to know you and your dog while your dog gets acquainted with their new favorite place away from home. Through the entire four days, your dog’s comfort and safety is our top priority.

Once your pup passes all the behavior assessment elements, you are welcome to sign up for any of our daycare services or a sleepover!

To schedule a Behavior Assessment for your dog, please contact your local store.

NOTEPlease bring all required signed forms, vaccination proof, and a collar and leash for your behavior assessment.

How much does it cost to get a dog groomed?

All dogs are different, and like humans, your dog deserves grooming customized to their size, breed, and level of attention. For this reason, prices may vary by service and location.

Learn more about our Dog Salon & Spa.

Are the facilities well equipped with toys, bedding, and supplies?

Central Bark® has plenty of Kongs®, tennis balls and other toys for everyone. The dogs could ask for nothing more!

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Central Bark Whole Dog Care

Our whole dog care approach in Carol Stream offers a full range of fun and personalized products and services. To promote your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional health and happiness throughout their entire life.

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