Dr. Amanda Ennis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received her undergraduate honorary degree with a major in biology and a minor in Spanish from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA in 2002. Upon graduation, Dr. Ennis pursued her goal of veterinary medicine by attending the ivy league University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2006 with her Veterinary Medical Doctorate (VMD) degree and a business certification from Wharton Business School.
Dr. Ennis began her medical career as an associate veterinarian at a busy 5 doctor general practice in the Philadelphia area, and eventually transitioned into general practice and emergency position at a division of Red Bank Veterinary Hospital Emergency and Critical Care Center in New Jersey. She fell in love with the great city of Chicago during a veterinary continuing education trip in 2012 and decided to move from Philadelphia to Chicago in 2013. Since moving to Chicago Dr. Ennis has worked both in general practice and emergency hospitals before joining the Metropolitan Veterinary Center team in 2017.
Dr. Amanda has felt a passionate interest in animals big and small since she was a young child. She vividly remembers reading National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia books and loved to pretend she was a jungle cat in the wild. Dr. Ennis has a wide variety of experience in small animal practice, but she has a special interest in complex cases, cutting edge diagnostics and treatments, feline specific treatment and care, and innovative pain management.
Dr. Ennis feels that the best way to practice veterinarian medicine is by taking a comprehensive and collaborative approach with the patient and client. She is motivated to achieve a standard of care and the highest quality of medicine in a practical manner. With over 10 years of clinical veterinary experience, Dr. Ennis looks forward to getting to know you and caring for your special little creatures.
Dr. Ennis lives in the South Loop and has a mischievous hairless Sphynx cat named Wonton who loves to figure out new ways to try to extract food from any possible source, including the kitchen cabinets. Dr. Ennis considers herself to be “food motivated” just like her cat, and she enjoys exploring Chicago’s fabulous culinary scene from the new and trendy to her old favorites. Amanda’s other hobbies include scuba diving, running, reading historical biographies and learning new languages.