Grace Tran, DVM (Surgical Internship)



Royal Veterinary College

Rotating Internship

Veterinary Referral Associates (MD)

“My enthusiasm for veterinary medicine started when I worked with an amazing team of veterinarians at the National Institute of Health (NIH). I realized then, how passionate I was about animal welfare, and how much I loved working with animals on a daily basis. This kick-started my life-long passion for veterinary medicine.

My passion for surgery started during my clinical year in veterinary school. I enjoy the collaborative efforts of surgery, where the surgery team, the client, and other departments/veterinarians can play a role in the success and outcome of the patient. Surgery is also one of those specialties that can achieve immediate resolution of clinical signs in patients. As I started practicing in other specialty clinics, I fell in love with the creative yet challenging aspects of surgery and could not see myself doing anything else.”


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