Gina Tierney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Gina Tierney, DVM, has always been fascinated by animals and is amazed by the human-animal bond. As a child she spent hours reading stories about farms, horses, dogs and wildlife, as well as caring for her own pets. Formerly in equine practice, Dr. Tierney continues to advance her skills in the ever-changing field of veterinary medicine to ensure she is providing the most up-to-date services.

One of Dr. Tierney's goals is to ensure a low-stress environment for each patient, while carefully addressing the issues that brought them to her. Whether the situation is routine or complex, she focuses on helping owners understand what is happening, how they can help their pet feel better and how to best avoid future problems.

In addition to understanding how pets communicate, Dr. Tierney speaks Spanish and some Italian. Her rescue dog, Miss Indy, has been by her side for many years—through thick and thin, as her co-pilot. From cross-country moves to blizzards, tornadoes, floods and hurricanes, Miss Indy has been there with her tail wagging.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science (BS),Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA)

Joined West Loop

October 10, 2016

Family Pets

  • Miss Indy, a rescue mutt

Fun Staff Facts

“I love to sing and am a huge musical theater fan…my favorite role was one of the ‘Doo-Wop Girls’ in Little Shop of Horrors! I’m also obsessed with all things Harry Potter and Hamilton.”