Our Veterinarians

Veterinarian Staff


Dr. Susan Sherman graduated from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She spent a year abroad in Kenya on a wildlife game ranch. She serves on the Board of the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund. Susie is a member of the AVMA, Chicago VMA, and the ISVMA. She lives in Glencoe with her husband, David, five children, two Abyssinian cats, and three dogs (an English Setter, a Flat-coated Retriever, and a Border Terrier). Susie enjoys running, golf, traveling, and sampling local restaurant fare.

Dr. Aurea Lucas


Dr. Aurea Lucas is originally from a small town just east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Her childhood home was surrounded by the Laurel Highlands and naturally spent most of her time playing outdoors. Favoring stuffed animals over baby dolls, she and her parents quickly knew her life would be focused on the care of animals.

Dr. Lucas graduated from Seton Hill University with a B.S. in Biology before moving to the Midwest to receive her DVM from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Ever since, she has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Chicagoland area. Her particular interests are in preventive medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology. Her favorite part of the day is meeting proud new pet-parents!

Dr. Lucas’ best friend is a German Shepherd Dog with a big heart named Archibald. They are always out and about either hiking, catching frisbees, or enjoying dog friendly-patios. She also has two cats: Halsted and Baby Cat (one named after a surgeon, the other his favorite food). In her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling.

Dr. Bruce Kramer


Dr. Bruce Kramer previously had been at Wright Animal Hospital for over 30 years. He grew up in Chicago and currently calls Highland Park, Illinois home. Dr. Kramer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, in 1969 and continued on there to earn his DVM degree in 1973. After graduating from vet school, Dr. Kramer practiced at Barnes-Bone Animal Hospital in Chicago before purchasing Wright Animal Hospital with Dr. Frederick Drazner in 1981. Within veterinary medicine, Dr. Kramer is interested in all aspects of general medicine and helping clients with behavioral issues with their pets. He was also actively involved in the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association serving on committees and as past president. Additionally, he serves as a consultant to a local animal shelter, The Buddy Foundation, where he donates his time and services monthly. Outside of work, Dr. Kramer enjoys playing golf and attending movies and theater plays.

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