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

Name: Dr. Melissa Cresswell


Education: Murdoch University

Why she’s special:

Member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and American Veterinary Medical Association

Passionate about animal behavior and dermatology

What she loves (outside of veterinary medicine):

Her husband, Michael and their children Sylvie, Benji, and Oscar


Experiencing new restaurants across Chicago

Crocheting and sewing

Good coffee

Bet you didn’t know this:

Dr. Cresswell is originally from Sydney, Australia, where most of the vet hospitals see a lot of wildlife cases. She’s had experience treating a lot of interesting Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, and wombats!

“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