Joshua Locher, DVM at North Center Animal Hospital

Dr. Joshua Locher grew up in Amesbury, Massachusetts, a small seacoast town north of Boston. After living out west, he and his wife have been slowly making their way to the Midwest, and are thrilled to be close to family in Glenview where his wife, Rita, spent her childhood.

Dr. Locher finds that veterinary medicine provides a perfect blend of his interest in science with his desire to help animals and serve people. Although Dr. Locher finds many aspects of veterinary medicine rewarding, he has a special interest in internal medicine, oncology, and preventative medicine.

Dr. Locher did his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina Asheville, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology.

Dr. Locher attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, where he was active in the Wildlife Medical Clinic. When not practicing veterinary medicine he enjoys cycling, snowboarding, fishing, and gardening, but is generally most happy doing almost anything outdoors, especially chasing his daughters Maeve, and Georgia. Dr. Locher has a mixed breed dog, named Baska, a gray tabby named Chicken, and a hamster named Gus.