Dr. Cook grew up in the Chicago suburb of Evanston and attended Davidson College where he graduated with Honors in Biology in 2000. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. He is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA), Certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT), and Certified TCVM Palliative and End of Life Practitioner (CTPEP) through the Chi Institute of TCVM in Reddick, FL.
Dr. Cook has experience working in many facets of veterinary medicine, but his passion is helping families care for their older pets and pets with serious illness conditions. Due to his interest in veterinary palliative medicine, he founded A Living Bond, a mobile clinic dedicated to hospice and palliative care in Chicago, IL in 2014, and also worked with Heart’s Ease Veterinary Care in Louisville, KY from 2017-2019, also a clinic dedicated to hospice and palliative care.
Memberships: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (WATCVM), International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC), Veterinary Society for Hospice and Palliative Care (VSHPC), International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM)
A Note from Dr. Cook:
Protecting and supporting the bond we have with our pets is incredibly important. Just as our animal companions rely on us to love them and provide for them, we too revel in the unconditional love and joy that they bring into our lives. With clear communication, an integrative & holistic approach to medical and comfort care, and the knowledge that every animal is an individual, we can provide excellent health care and honor the very special bond we have with our pets.