Kalil Jana-Pitre (Surgical Intern)



Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Rotating Internship

Blue Pearl (TX)

“Ever since meeting my first pup “Linda” (Golden Retriever) and first kitten “Pinty” (Tortie) when I was 5 years old, I distinctly remember creating a unique bond with them and thinking to myself “They are my best friends”. From that moment forward, I unconsciously knew I would do anything and everything to protect their innocence and well-being. Nothing made me happier than to be able to protect animals for others…the relationship I have been privileged to have with my own pets. 

Every time I stepped into an OR, I would find myself more and more intrigued. It wasn’t until my 1st year of vet school that I did my first externship with board-certified surgeons. I was instantly hooked. From the excitement of having to think on your toes in the middle of complicated surgeries to witnessing the 180-degree change those surgeries cause in so many lives, made it a “no-brainer” to pursue this path.”


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