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

Name: Dr. Robert Dann

Veterinarian

Education: University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, 1979

Why he’s special:

  • Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association
  • Fear Free certified
  • Served as owner/director of Blum Animal Hospital from 1984 until 2014, when he relinquished these roles so he could spend more time with his family
  • Named one of the city’s Top Veterinarians by Chicago Magazine
  • Voted one of the Best Vets in Chicago by the readers of Chicagoland Tails magazine
  • Sits on the boards of two charitable foundations

What he loves (outside of veterinary medicine):

  • His wife, Erica, and his four grown children and two grandsons
  • Being outside—rollerblading, biking, hiking, and gardening
  • Dark chocolate
  • Chicago sports teams, especially the Bears

Bet you didn’t know this: Dr. Dann once sank 10 free throws in a row with his eyes closed.

“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