Dr. Sophia Gill
Dr. Sophia Gill first informed her mother that she would be a veterinarian at the age of 5 when a baby squirrel fell out of the tree in her backyard. As an eighth grader, she and a friend designed her first veterinary clinic. However, life took her on a different track when she discovered a true artistic talent and decided to study at The School if the Art Institute (Chicago). Despite her talent, her heart was in medicine and to this end she enlisted in the US Army to pursue a career as a Medical Specialist.
Once discharged, she acquired a position as a phlebotomist at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. Here she worked while acquiring her degree in Radiological Technology at UDC. Upon graduation, she moved on to Head OR Radiographer at Northwestern Medical Center, while being a docent at Lincoln Park Zoo Hospital. In veterinary school at University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, she externed at the National Zoo (Washington DC), Brookfield Zoo, Shedd Aquarium (Chicago), and an aquatic rotation with manatees and sea turtles at Sea World (Florida).
Dr. Gill has practiced veterinary medicine for more than 20 years in the Chicagoland area as both a staff physician and relief doctor. She served as Medical Director at VCA Misener Holley Animal Hospital. Over the years, you may have met her at one of these facilities.
In 2011, Dr. Gill opened the Bronzeville Animal Clinic, in a quest to bring affordable, high quality medicine to all species, recognizing the large population of birds, reptiles, rabbits, and other exotic small pets in the inner city. Her desire to care for these animals and their canine and feline family members is fulfilled in an attractive, clean, modern, state-of-the-art facility in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood.
Dr. Gill is an avid reader, married with a daughter who attends De La Salle Institute. In spare time on warm summer days she can be found in her garden. Her family shares their home with 2 dogs, 3 cats, a turtle, and a Galah cockatoo aptly named Rosie.