Dr. Ellen Tunnell

CityVet – Oak Lawn

Associate Veterinarian


Texas A&M University

Dr. Tunnell’s passion is improving the quality of life of animals and their people. She strives to build relationships with owners and to provide compassionate medical care to pets of all ages.

Quote: I would hope that the crowning and culminating achievement of my professional career would be a legacy of kindness.

What’s your favorite thing about CityVet? I came to CityVet as a kennel worker in 2009, and I stayed because of the wonderful team of brilliant doctors who encouraged and mentored me through a journey of post-baccalaureate pre-requisites, application to veterinary school, then ultimately graduation. It is a privilege to work alongside colleagues whom I consider personal friends. We continuously learn from one another and support each other through the intellectual, emotional, and physical demands of this unique profession.

Dr. Ellen Tunnell

Fun facts

Pets' names:

Cosmo and Perry


Naperville, Illinois

Bucket List:

I just want to work hard and do work worth doing and enjoy great relationships with family and friends. Everything else is icing on the cake!