Dr. Morgan Rothman, DVM


Dr. Rothman grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and went to the University of Wisconsin – Madison for her undergraduate studies and veterinary school. After a fair amount of exploration during school, Dr. Rothman decided that primary care practice is for her because of the variety of cases seen as well as building meaningful relationships you establish with clients. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is a Fear Free Certified veterinary professional. She has two cats: Penny and Charlie (who she spayed in her third year of vet school).

· What is your educational and work background?

I received my Bachelor’s degree in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Neurobiology with certificates in Business and Leadership. I graduated from veterinary school in 2020 (amid the COVID pandemic) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

I started my career at Companion Animal Hospital in Kenosha right after graduation in June of 2020, where I worked for almost 4 years before joining the Companion Animal Hospital – Skokie team.

· What made you decide to become a vet?

In addition to caring for animals, I became a vet because I wanted to be there for the people that come with the animals. From personal experience, I know how unsettling it is to see your pet in an abnormal state, and I want to be there to treat the pet as well as ensure owners that we are doing everything possible while they and their pet are in our care.

· Why did you decide to join the Companion team?

During vet school, I was given the opportunity to extern at two different Companion practices – Vernon Hills and Kenosha. I was very impressed with the high standard of medicine that both practices provided. I joined the Kenosha team right out of school, and when I decided to relocate closer to home, I knew I wanted to stay within the Companion group. Dr. Lin and his team were very welcoming, and I was impressed with their high standard of care as well as the work atmosphere.

· What is the best thing about being a vet?

It makes my day when I can turn a pet’s experience at the vet into a positive one, especially with nervous pets. Working with clients to achieve this positive experience is probably one of the most rewarding experiences for me.

· What is one of the most common problems you’ve encountered in pets you treat?

Dental disease and allergies

· Do you have any special interests in vet medicine?

I truly enjoy the variety of cases we see in general practice, but I truly enjoy soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, and endocrinology. 

· What is the most unusual pet you have helped treat?

I didn’t directly treat her, but during my fourth year of vet school, I scrubbed in on an abdominal surgery on a ferret.

· What are some of your favorite activities outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exploring the city of Chicago, baking, napping, and any type of outdoor activity. 

· What is your biggest pet peeve?

Slow drivers (that’s definitely the Chicagoan in me)

· Favorite place to eat?

I love a good Jewish deli – it’s hard to pick just one!

· Favorite place to visit?

Madison, WI – I lived there for 9 years, and going back is like a homecoming. 

· Favorite food?

Matzo ball soup

· Favorite movie?

Dirty Dancing or The Greatest Showman – I’m a big fan of musicals

· What are your favorite sports teams?

Wisconsin Badgers, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks

· Name 3 things people might be surprised to learn about you

  1. I have a freckle in my right eye.
  2. I worked on a high ropes course during college and veterinary school.
  3. I’m allergic to dogs and cats, but they’re completely worth it!