14 East 31st Street
La Grange Park, IL 60526


Mon-Thurs: 8am-6pm
Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: 8am-1pm


Fax: 708.352.1444

Dr. Susan Dowd grew up in Oak Park and earned her doctorate with high honors in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Working at humane societies inspired her to become a veterinarian, and she continues to have a strong interest in treating adopted and stray animals.

She was associated with practices in Oak Park and Brookfield for six years prior to opening Arbor Animal Hospital. Before that she worked at both a 24-hour emergency clinic and a humane society clinic that served low-income clients and their pets. Dr. Dowd has volunteered with The Anti-Cruelty Society, P.A.C.T. Humane Society, and R.A.V.S. (Remote Area Veterinary Services).

Dr. Dowd lives in Riverside with her family – 2 kids, 2 dogs & 2 frogs.




Dr. Dowd is thoughtful, thorough, responsive, and her love for animals shows when you watch her with them. She keeps up with new treatment options and is willing to try things to solve a problem and/or help keep my dog comfortable as he ages. Best of all, she treats me like a competent partner in Leo’s care and really listens to my observations, concerns, and ideas. I am delighted that she’s now in her own place where her caring philosophy will rule. All of the staff at Arbor are great to work with! Jeanne B.

Oak Park, IL