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

Name: Dr. Natalie Marks

Veterinarian and Medical Director

Education: University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, 2002


Why she’s special:

  • Member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association
  • Fear Free Certified Professional
  • Recipient of the Dr. Erwin Small First Decade Award (presented to the veterinarian who has contributed the most to organized veterinary medicine during his or her first decade of practice)
  • Named Veterinarian of the Year by Petplan in 2012
  • Awarded America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation in 2015
  • Frequent contributor to various media outlets, including Fox News, Good Day Chicago, WGN-Pet Central, NBC Morning News, ABC, CBS, NPR, WBBM, Northwestern University media channel, and many local websites
  • Featured nationally on the Today Show and CBS Nightly News during the canine influenza epidemic of 2015
  • Published in Veterinary Medicine magazine and DVM 360 magazine, and served as a reporter for Veterinary News Network

What she loves (outside of veterinary medicine):

  • Her husband, Tod, and three children, Sophia, Evan, and Madeline
  • Traveling
  • Scuba diving
  • Cooking
  • The outdoors
  • Watching The Bachelor

Bet you didn’t know this: Dr. Marks has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada; her mom was born in Montreal.

“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