VCA Aroma Park Animal Hospital

Traci Gilbert, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Traci Gilbert grew up along the East coast, while her father served in the Coast Guard. After completing her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology at the University of South Florida, Dr. Gilbert moved to central Illinois to complete her Veterinary degree at the University of Illinois. Her veterinary medical interests are primarily in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. In addition, Dr. Gilbert has worked and volunteered in a variety of capacities with rescue and rehabilitation organizations for wildlife and marine life. She has a keen interest in utilizing her veterinary degree to promote an awareness of animal and environmental conservation through education.

When Dr. Gilbert isn’t serving the small animal community as an associate veterinarian at VCA Aroma Park Animal Hospital, she is usually found herding around her two little boys (Kyle and Colin), as well as a dog, cat, and bunny, along with her husband, Jared. In her spare time, Dr. Gilbert enjoys reading, swimming, gardening, and yoga.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.

After hours, please contact one of the following locations:

University of Illinois - 1-217-333-5300, 1008 W. Hazelwood Dr, Urbana

VCA Aurora - 1-630-896-8541, 2600 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora

Mokena - 1-708-326-4800, 19110 S. 88th Ave, Mokena

Crestwood - 1-708-338-3771, 13715 S. Cicero Ave, Crestwood