Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Laura Ward, D.V.M joined the hospital in February 2016 and quickly took on our toughest cases. She also manages regular standard of care meetings and helped to implement technical training sessions to advance our support staff. We are ever grateful she’s a part of our team.
Her family’s experience with rescuing animals created an interest in the profession at a young age. During her time as an undergrad she studied abroad in Central America where she worked with sloths and provided free spay/neuter services to various communities . Closer to home she worked in her universities entomology lab and as a veterinary assistant in a local Chicago clinic.
Dr. Ward graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 after obtaining her Bachelors in Agriculture and Animal Sciences at the University of Georgia, her home state. Prior to working as a general practitioner on the UWS, an internship lead her to Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners where emergency and specialty cases allowed her deliver high quality care in a wide spectrum of illnesses.
Dr. Ward resides in Clinton Hill with her husband and 2 cats, Olivia and Miko. Her professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, critical care, clinical pathology and cytology, while weekends may find her out to dinner and karaoke with friends, biking around the neighborhood or practicing yoga.