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Dr. Erika Lilja

Dr. Erika Lilja grew up in Holden, Massachusetts, a suburb of Worcester, and moved to Madison, Wisconsin for her senior year of high school. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She joined Uptown Animal Hospital in 2005. Feline medicine is one of her interests, in particular working with geriatric cats. She lives in Lincoln Square with her partner, two cats: Goose and Maverick, three Black Java hens: Idgy, Ruth, and Sipsey, and two dogs: Clive and Nigel. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, kayaking, genealogy, and bird watching Рincluding watching the chickens chase the squirrels out of the yard!