Conner McGriff, DVM (House Officer)



Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine


Fear Free: Veterinary Professional (Level 3)
Fear Free: Emergency & Critical Care
Partners for Healthy Pets: Small Animal Preventative Care

Positive Reinforcement Training
Police & Military Service Dogs (K9s): Narcotics/Explosive Detection & Patrol (Dual purpose) Training

Area of Interest

Surgery and Oncology (Surgical & Medical)

“I was drawn to veterinary medicine, as it combines my love for animals and practicing medicine. I appreciate the wide breadth of the veterinary field and its unique challenges. I find it intellectually stimulating, from the underlying bio-physiology to the hands-on clinical practice. I enjoy being involved in all aspects of patient care; including diagnoses, planning, treatment, and beyond. Helping animals and their families provides me with great satisfaction. It is never boring, always busy, and provides endless opportunities to grow and improve. I am specifically passionate about the emergency and specialty setting. I enjoy tackling the most difficult and exciting cases alongside other experts. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve my community and represent my family with pride as a veterinarian.

I am interested in small animal surgery and oncology (medical and surgical) because I enjoy the complexity, intensity, and hands-on nature of these specialties. I also find the underlying pathophysiology and treatment principles intellectually stimulating. These specialties provide the opportunity to tackle the most unique and challenging cases, using industry-leading technology and collaboration with other experts. I like to be highly involved in all aspects of my patients’ care, and to help families through the most stressful and troubling situations regarding their pets.”


Starting Monday, April 8th through the end of September, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will begin their road resurfacing project along Waukegan Road from Lake Cook Road to Half Day Road (IL 22). Please allow additional travel time to our hospital during the construction. Learn More: Waukegan Road Resurfacing Project