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

Name: Dr. Bridget Sheehan


Education: University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

Why she’s special:

  • Member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Fear Free Certified Professional
  • Worked as a general practitioner at a 24/7 hospital. Here, she excelled in surgery and preventative medicine
  • Worked as an overnight emergency veterinarian, treating emergency and critical care cases
  • Passionate about surgery, ophthalmology, and dermatology
  • Published research on biosensors in cancer cells in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Her research Investigated how intracellular environment contributes to cancer in chemotherapeutic treated cells
  • Assisted veterinarians with equine sports medicine, bovine production medicine, and small animal preventative medicine and surgery at a mixed animal practice in rural France
  • Worked at a nonprofit wildlife medical center where she treated injured wild animals and rehabilitating them for return to the wild

What she loves (outside of veterinary medicine):

  • She and her Bernese Mountain Dog, Darby, are very involved in Sit Stay Read, a canine therapy reading program in Chicago Public Schools
  • Restaurants, theatres, and pretty much all activates that Chicago offers
  • Da Cubs
  • Da Blackhawks

Bet you didn’t know this: Dr. Sheehan has an unhealthy obsession with true crime podcasts, and she has a pet snake named Smaug.

“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