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

Name: Dr. Julia Georgesen

Veterinarian and Co-Owner

Education: Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2000

Why she’s special:

  • Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Foundation, and Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation
  • Fear Free certified
  • Frequent contributor to various media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, WGN TV, ABC 7 News, and a weekly segment on WBBM News Radio
  • Externships during veterinary school at Los Colinas Equine Practice in Texas, the San Francisco Zoo, and the University of California-Davis, helped her gain experience in equine, zoo, and small animal medicine
  • She began her veterinary career caring for horses, but after a few too many kicks and bites, she decided to change course and has been passionate about companion animals ever since

What she loves (outside of veterinary medicine):

  • Her husband, Matt, and stepchildren, Emily and Henry
  • Her dachshunds, Walter and Kevin
  • Cheese
  • Trying new restaurants
  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Staying active

Bet you didn’t know this: Dr. Georgesen likes to sing and do goofy dances at work to lighten the mood and entertain herself.

“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