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Finding resilience and opportunity when plans go awry with Dr. Hilary Levitin

Tune in as we chat with Dr. Hilary Levitin about her zig zag veterinary career path and passion for helping veterinary colleagues. She shares her approach to turning challenges into opportunities for building resilience, the power of vulnerability, and finding gratitude during unexpected times.

Dr. Levitin was born and raised in the Wrigleyville area of Chicago, IL. She attended the University of Illinois where she received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences with honors (2010) and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (2015). Following graduation, she completed a rotating internship at Veterinary Specialty Center (Buffalo Grove, IL). While Dr. Levitin always had a strong interest in neurology throughout veterinary school, her rotating internship found her interested in caring for more critical patients as well. She subsequently returned to the University of Illinois for a specialty internship in Emergency and Critical Care with an additional emphasis on Neurology. During her specialty internship, she developed a strong interest in cases that combined these two specialties, including management of cluster seizures, implementing treatment for encephalitides, and head trauma. She is currently in her final year of her Neurology and Neurosurgery residency at the University of Illinois.

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