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

Name: Dr. Emily O'Reilly


Education: University of Illinois

fear free certified professional

Why she’s special:

  • Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
  • Provided medical care for dogs, cats, and farm animals on a veterinary service trip in Nicaragua.
  • Has special interest in dermatology and nutrition.

What she loves (outside of veterinary medicine):

  • Her husband, Drew
  • Her miniature dachshund, Tulip
  • Her calico cat, Basil
  • Running on the 606 or lake front trails
  • Trying new restaurants
  • Watching Friends or The Office

Bet you didn’t know this: Dr. O’Reilly lived in Ghana, West Africa for a summer in college.

“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