Dr. Natalie Kocek graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2017. Prior to veterinary school, she received her bachelor’s degree in animal science with a minor in chemistry from the University of Illinois. Natalie enjoys working up the variety of cases seen in mixed animal practice and especially enjoys working with cattle, dogs, and cats. Dr. Natalie grew up in Vernon Hills, IL where her family has a produce farm. She also raised 4-H show pigs as a kid. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, trail riding, and spending time with family and friends. Her and her husband also love to spoil their two dogs and two cats. She also has a son named, Reece, that keeps her on her toes.