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Dr. Willard grew up in Chicago Heights and attended Marian Catholic High School. She got an early start in the veterinary field by working with her father at Oak Forest Animal Hospital before joining the team at Flossmoor Animal Hospital in 1989. She earned her BS in Biology from the University of Iowa in 1992 and earned her degree in veterinary medicine from Purdue University in 1996 before joining us as a veterinarian in 1998. Dr. Willard loves building relationships with both clients and their pets and has a professional interest in general surgery and internal medicine. She is a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Dr. Willard has an adopted Springer Spaniel named Sophie and a cat named Keanu. She and her husband, Chris have two boys (Christopher and Henry) and a daughter (Matilda). In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, golfing, and playing with her children.