VCA Lake Shore Animal Hospital

Serving Chicago, the Veterinarians of VCA Lake Shore Animal Hospital stand ready to meet your pet's health needs. Call 312-738-3322 to schedule an appointment.

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Jessica Torok

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Purdue University

    Dr. Jessica Torok is a 2008 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and has additional postgraduate training in small animal surgery, emergency / critical care, dentistry ...
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  • Brian Brumfield

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Purdue University

    Dr. Brumfield was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, and now resides in Chicago with his English Setter, Gracie and cat Jeter. He earned his bachelors degree in Biology from Ball State University ...
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  • David M. Diaz

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Purdue University
    Graduate School: Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. David M. Diaz has been part of VCA Lake Shore since 1997 after finishing his education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Originally from Puerto Rico, he is bilingual in Spanish and English. ...
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  • Marcy Milkowski

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Milkowski was very excited to join VCA Lake Shore Animal Hospital in 2008. A graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, she pursued her interests in small animal, zoo and aquatic animal ...
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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 during our normal business hours.  If it is after hours, please contact Chicago Veterinary Emergency Services at 773.281.7110.  They are located at 3123 N. Clybourn in Chicago.

For PAWS new clients with an emergency, please contact VCA Berwyn at 708.749.4200.  They are located at 2845 S. Harlem in Berwyn.

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