Jennifer Rusk, DVM (House Officer)



Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Areas of Interest

Neurology, Oncology

“Growing up I had always wanted to be a veterinarian, I love working with animals and solving problems, so it was a perfect fit for me. I also enjoy helping people develop and grow a bond with their furry companions. As a veterinarian, you have an important role in maintaining the human-animal bond through medical treatment and preventative care.

The specialty I am most interested in is oncology. I found that oncologists have the task of also helping people. Cancer can be a scary topic for most people, and part of an oncologist’s job is to counsel the family members and help them during this difficult time. I got into veterinary medicine to help animals, but during vet school, I learned that I want to be able to help people as well.”


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