Meet Our Staff

At Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois, you’ll find a special skilled veterinary staff. Our team is made up of knowledgeable veterinary technicians and seasoned veterinarians who are also affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Behavior at Illinois. Here, you’ll find people who love their pets and are dedicated to providing the same compassionate care for your animals that they would expect for their own. Our staff specializes in the veterinary services your pet needs to stay healthy. We offer convenient hours at our West Loop location in downtown Chicago for your convenience.

Drew Sullivan, DVM (Medical Director, Veterinarian)

Dr. Drew SullivanDr. Drew Sullivan graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. He began his career as an associate veterinarian at Northgate Pet Clinic in Decatur, Illinois. In 2012, he completed a special certification in small animal ultrasound.

Dr. Sullivan’s Illini spirit runs deep. In addition to completing a double major in animal sciences and chemistry as an undergraduate at Illinois, he was also a cheerleader. During his veterinary studies, he found time to be the assistant varsity cheerleading coach. He says one of his most exciting moments was being right on the court when Illinois beat Arizona on the way to the 2005 Final Four & National Championship Game.

Dr. Sullivan and his wife, who is also an Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine grad, share their home with two dogs, Oskee and Haley.

When he’s not working, Dr. Sullivan enjoys working out and doing Crossfit. And, of course, he loves Illinois athletics.

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Pictured with Gus, a patient

Brett Grossman, DVM (Veterinarian)

Dr. Brett GrossmanDr. Brett Grossman joined the Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois after several years providing emergency veterinary care in the Chicago area. He earned his veterinary degree from Western University of Health Sciences in California and completed a small animal internship in medicine and surgery at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in North Carolina. His pre-veterinary career involved earning dual degrees in Analytical Philosophy and Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago and playing music and running record stores in the Chicago area.

He and his wife have one human and three animal dependents. In order from youngest to oldest, these include: August, who enjoys pointing and screaming at birds; Emerson, who was adopted from a Flagstaff, Ariz., convent and who keeps all the imaginary pirates at bay by barking 24 hours a day; Crocodile, found on the streets of Greensboro, N.C., who loves to urinate in the toilet; and hyperthyroid Bell, adopted off the streets of Chicago’s South Side.

Dr. Grossman enjoys taking roads trips, playing and listening to music, reading, and experiencing all aspects of outdoor Chicago.

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Pictured with his patient, Oscar Biscuit Wilde

Amber Slaughter, DVM (Veterinarian)

Dr. Amber SlaughterDr. Amber Slaughter graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Upon graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Aurora Specialty Hospital. At the completion of her internship, she relocated to Seattle where she practiced small animal emergency medicine. A true Midwesterner at heart, she has recently returned to Chicago and she is very excited to join the team at Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois!

Dr. Slaughter is a lifelong athlete, and her favorite sport to play and watch is basketball. She also enjoys outdoor activities, baking, movies, theater, and listening to music. She shares her home with her Maltese Yorkshire terrier named Sadie.

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Pictured with her Maltese Yorkshire terriers

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