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Dr. Laurie Martin

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Laurie Martin is a long time member of our team, having started working for our hospital in 1978 as an animal care attendant. In 2006, she joined our team of veterinarians. She completed her undergraduate education at Illinois Benedictine College, now known as Benedictine University, and veterinary school at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Martin’s areas of special interest are veterinary behavior and nutrition. She participated on the steering committee and review group for the American Humane Association’s Guidelines for Humane Dog Training. She is a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, having served on the executive board from 1996-2001. Dr. Martin also belongs to the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and the AVMA.

When Dr. Martin is at home, she and her husband share their lives with a calico cat named Max; their daughter's two cats, Troy and Dakota; three beta fish named Fish Fish, Fishy Fishy, and Mr. Crown Tail; Brooke, their happy-go-lucky Labrador, and Lil’ Jack, who has taught her so much about working with dogs that have multiple behavior problems. Her hobbies include baking and decorating cookies for both dogs and people; trick training with Brooke, Lil’ Jack, and Mr. Crown Tail; and walking with the dogs.