Rebekah Raetzel (soon to be Hartigan), DVM grew up in Olathe, KS a suburb of Kansas City and attended veterinary school at Kansas State University. Her biggest interests in veterinary medicine include: soft tissue surgery, exotic animal medicine, & rehabilitation. The aspect she most enjoys about veterinary medicine is helping to strengthen the human animal bond. Dr. Raetzel has a very sassy guinea pig named Wilbur and is currently searching for the perfect dog to adopt. When she's not at work she enjoys cooking, hiking, cross stitching, and exploring near and far with her soon to be husband. She is so excited to be living in the Chicago area, and will finally have a hockey team to cheer on.