Dr. Illaina received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University in 2008. Upon graduation, she was employed as a mixed animal veterinarian in western Maryland for two years. Her career then led her to Minnesota where she has been a small animal practitioner ever since Dr. Illaina is passionate about the human-animal bond, and helping families and individuals care for their furry loved ones. She is proud to belong to the team at Mission Animal Hospital, which provides quality affordable pet care and resources to help owners. What Dr. Illaina most enjoys about being a veterinarian is the daily variety and tackling challenging problems. On her days off, Dr. Illaina enjoys time with her two cats, outdoor recreation, traveling, and crafting.