Dr. Richard Rossman is the medical director and founder of Glen Oak Dog and Cat Hospital in Glenview, Illinois. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1965 and his doctorate in Veterinary medicine in 1969.
As a veterinarian, Dr. Richard has a special interest in animal allergy and skin disease. He has been treating the area’s most difficult skin cases for almost three decades.
Proud Military Service
He proudly served his country as a captain in the U.S. Army. During his military career, Dr. Richard served as the preventative medicine officer for troops stationed at Camps Henry and Walker in Taegu, South Korea, from 1970-1971.
Dr. Richard also served as the commanding officer of his detachment. The military awarded an Army Commendation Medal for his epidemiological expertise. He discovered the cause of a gastrointestinal infection (shigella) which affected 600 troops.
Dr. Richard also cared for the sentry dogs and managed an outpatient pet clinic for military personnel.
Service to the Glenview Community
Dr. Richard is also the president and past treasurer of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, which supports veterinarians in the Chicago area. The non-profit organization also helps owners cover medical expenses for their pets, encourages veterinary students, and educates the public on pet care through the Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation, a 501c3 charity.
Dr. Richard lives with his wife in Northbrook and shares his home with Chase and Shana, his German shepherds. He is an avid golfer, ice dancer and he serves on the board of the Skokie Valley Skating Club. He also enjoys flying his airplane, amateur radio, and photography.