Rachel Courville, DVM

Servicing Locations

MedVet Chicago

Rachel Courville, DVM is an Emergency Medicine Veterinarian who joined the MedVet Chicago team in June 2020. Dr. Courville attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, MO.

In addition to having special interests in emergency medicine, Dr. Courville enjoys teaching and guiding pre-vet and veterinary students. She has a blog/YouTube channel called BellaVet (named after her pup Isabella) through which she provides advice to pre-vet and veterinary students about how to get into and get through vet school. Her favorite mentor moments have been when she is teaching a younger student something new and the light bulb turns on for them or when a pre-vet student who follows her blog messages her online to tell me they have been accepted into vet school! She feels lucky to be a part of their vetmed journeys!

When she isn’t in the hospital, Dr. Courville loves to go hiking and kayaking with her pup Isabella. She also has a passion for photography, videography, and pottery.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • Emergency Medicine
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)