Meet Natalie Marks, DVM, CVJ

  • Has achieved a green belt in karate
  • Nicknamed “bulldog” by her college intramural football team
  • Only person in America who does not like Tom Hanks

Dr. Natalie Marks is an internationally renowned veterinarian and veterinary educator and the co-founder of Top Vets Talk Pets.  After running the largest small animal practice in Chicago for over 10 years, Dr. Marks is dedicated to helping pet owners and veterinarians work as a team to ensure the health and happiness of our beloved furry family members.

Dr. Natalie Marks obtained her bachelor’s degree with High Honors in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1998, and then proceeded to obtain a Masters in Veterinary Medicine and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree with High Honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Marks received the prestigious Dr. Erwin Small First Decade Award, presented to a veterinarian that has contributed the most to organized veterinary medicine in his or her first decade of practice. In 2012, Dr. Marks was awarded Petplan’s nationally-recognized Veterinarian of the Year. Additionally, she was awarded America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation in 2015.

When Dr. Marks is not working, she treasures her time with her family and her three wonderful children: Sophia, Evan and Madeline.  Dr. Marks loves traveling, scuba diving, cooking and spending time outdoors, especially anywhere there is a beach!