Meet Jeff Kordell, DVM

Dr. Jeff Kordell has had a passion for animals since he was a child. In first grade, he told his teacher that one day he would become a Veterinarian. His passion for animals and interest in veterinary medicine grew, and he began working with amazing mentor veterinarians at the early age of 10 years old, which inspired his ambition to one day start his own practice. 

He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989 with a  Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree.  He began practicing companion animal medicine around the north shore and in 1997 opened Kordell Animal Medical Services, PC, a housecall practice.  He realized another dream in 2005 when he designed, built and opened the doors of Animal Medical Center at Fort Sheridan while continuing his housecall practice to serve his loyal and wonderful pet-owning clients. He values all of the years meeting wonderful pet owners and their commitment to top notch veterinary care at Animal Medical Center at Fort Sheridan.  

Dr. Kordell’s professional interests lie in general surgery, geriatric medicine, associated age related orthopedic challenges, and working as a team with new pet owners to provide the best educational tools and customized care to raise healthy, happy pet-family members. 

While being a student at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine , he was fortunate to be a part of an extensive study of hip-dysplasia leading to important and applicable revelations to nutrition and genetics. He met, and graduated with, Dr. King.

Dr. Kordell is honored and privileged to work alongside a great friend, classmate and hip-dysplasia teammate, Dr. Patrick King as well as a young enthusiastic and passionate, Dr. Hanna Matsehe, to whom he had the privilege of mentoring since she was a little girl. He is extremely thankful to have a supportive and dedicated family-oriented staff who make it enjoyable to come to work every day. 

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Kordell enjoys boating, fishing, gourmet cooking with friends and most of all spending time with his family including 18 year old Jack-Russell Terrier, Paisley, 15 year old Morkie rescue, Peaches and 7 year old Shichon rescue, Rufus. 

Jonathan M
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These professionals have been like Angels to our family. They have taken care of our sweet old boy Karma. They have given tirelessly of themselves during the pandemic and I am so happy we found a Vet that I truly trust and appreciate. 10/10 would reccomend!
Charles N
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The doctor was very helpful and friendly. He was able to provide me with education about my dog in a very easy to understand manner. The price was great and the location is amazing. I will definitely be taking my dog here while we are stationed in Illinois.
Sarah S
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Dr Kordell is a wonderful vet as are the supporting vets, in fact the whole team at this practice are fabulous. I would n’t take my dogs anywhere else.
Stephanie F
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Jeff Kordell is the best vet! I have been a pet owner for about two years now. When I first got my dog I went to 7 different vets before a friend told me about AMC. This office is an hour away from my house and is SO worth the drive! The office is very clean and the staff is wonderful. If you are looking for a vet that truly loves animals, look no further!
Kamy D.
Kamy D.
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The practice is animal centered with incredible Dr.’s and support staff. I’ve raised animals all my life and the attention and care is top notch! One of the newer vets, Dr. King, is the cat whisperer. Wickedly smart and always willing to address your questions with patience and spot on guidance. I highly recommend this “family” of exceptional veterinary staff and crew!