VCA Lake Shore Animal Hospital

Jessica Torok, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, 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 / oral surgery and internal medicine.

Prior to joining us at VCA Lake Shore, Dr. Torok worked as an associate in an AAHA accredited small animal practice in Lafayette, Indiana.  In addition to her primary clinical duties, which included extensive experience in Orthopedic and Soft Tissue surgery, she also served as Medical Director.  She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.


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.