Dr. Forti grew up in Crystal Lake, IL. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science: Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of New Hampshire. She then attended veterinary school in Scotland, UK, graduating with Commendation from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Class of 2015).
While in veterinary school, she spent 2 years as the President of the Glasgow University Veterinary Zoological Society, obtained the VBMA Silver Business Certificate, and was captain of the Glasgow Vet Women’s Soccer (“Football”) Team. Upon graduation from vet school, Dr. Forti continued her veterinary education by completing a 1-year rotating small animal internship at Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services in Rochester, New York. There she gained advanced training while rotating through several different specialty services.
Dr. Forti’s professional interests include surgery and pain management.
Dr. Forti has a young Russian tortoise named Boris that she rescued while in vet school. Both Boris and her British husband Mike packed up their bags and made the big move from the UK to Chicago. They most recently rescued a small mixed breed dog named Dennis. In her free time, Dr. Forti enjoys exploring the city on bike, watching and playing soccer, boating, traveling, vegan cooking, and cheering on her Chicago Bears!