Jeffrey D. Palmer, DVM – Practice Co-Owner

A practice co-owner since 1999 and an accomplished triathlete, Dr. Palmer has a special interest in oncology (cancer medicine) and performing ultrasounds.  He’s the first veterinarian in DuPage County to achieve the Fear Free Certified Professional designation and is a Golden Retriever Lifetime Study partnering veterinarian.

Jeffrey Palmer grew up in Ottumwa, Iowa and wanted to be a veterinarian ever since reading his first James Herriott book. He graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and started at Burr Ridge Veterinary Clinic that same year.  A partner in the practice since 1999, Dr. Palmer has developed a special interest in cancer medicine (oncology) and performing ultrasounds.

Dr. Palmer is married to fellow veterinarian Dr. Maxine Franck and they are proud parents to three girls. Their house is home to many furry friends, including two cats, Dumbledore and Chip, a Chinchilla and a corn snake.  Dr. Palmer is also an accomplished triathlete.  He completed his first Iron Man competition in Madison, WI in 2010 and participated again in 2012 and 2017, where he finished in the top 10% of his age group.  During 2010, 2011 and 2012 he was given an honorable mention as an All American Triathlete.  When he’s not competing or working, Dr. Palmer enjoys time with his family, traveling, photography and listening to music.

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