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

Name: Dr. Josie Arbogast


Education: The Ohio State University (go Bucks!)

Why she’s special:

  • Member of the Chicago Veterinary Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Began working in the veterinary field at the age of 15 as a kennel assistant
  • Graduated Cum Laude from OSU
  • Received multiple academic scholarships for her research of Cervical Spondylomyelopathy (Wobbler’s disease) in giant breed dogs
  • Passionate about neurology, internal medicine, ultrasound, and endoscopy

What she loves (outside of veterinary medicine):

  • Dr. Arbogast enjoys exploring different parks and preserves around Chicago with her Great Dane, Lucca
  • Enjoying a good glass of wine with great friends
  • Standup Comedy shows
  • Traveling
  • Scuba diving
  • Chicago street fairs
  • Trying new restaurants

Bet you didn’t know this: Dr. Arbogast has traveled to five of the seven continents. You won’t ever see her traveling the globe in small airplanes though, because those terrify her.

“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