Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Blum Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference.

Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Jared Cohen
Medical Director
Dr. Jared Cohen grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana 2004, followed by Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Illinois 2009. Following graduation, Dr. Cohen completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. 

After spending a year in the Pacific Northwest for internship and three years in Rhode Island in a general practice, Dr. Cohen moved back to the Chicago suburbs with his wife (also a native of the Chicago area) and started working at Blum Animal Hospital in 2013. Dr. Cohen is a member of AVMA, ISVMA, and CVMA and a Fear Free certified veterinarian.

Dr. Cohen's veterinary passions include surgery, ophthalmology, oncology, dentistry

Dr. Cohen and his wife, Anne, have a daughter, son, two dogs, two cats, and a rabbit. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially taking an active interest in his children's' extracurricular activities (which currently include ice skating, swimming, soccer). Dr. Cohen would like to take more time biking, cooking, playing tennis and basketball, and reading.
 

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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