Blum's Team: A Closer Look at One of the Best Vets in Chicago

Name: Dr. Amanda Evans


Education: University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, 2007

Why she’s special:

  • Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
  • Fear Free certified
  • Has a particular interest in veterinary surgery
  • Growing up, her family had a dog, three horses, rabbits, cats, a ferret, and a hedgehog

What she loves (outside of veterinary medicine):

  • Her two Siamese cats, Simon and Spencer
  • Tacos
  • Playing softball and flag football as a member of the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association
  • Red wine
  • Boating, canoeing, and riding ATV trails near her family cabin in Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Bet you didn’t know this: Dr. Evans is terrified of llamas. “They are surprisingly mean,” she says.

“The best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. He can’t ask his patients what’s the matter—he’s got to just know.” – Will Rogers