Dr. Block graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. She has practiced in the Wrigleyville area of Chicago, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and then in Villa Park, IL, before opening Country Court Animal Hospital in 1991. "I enjoy working with a family to help their four-legged (or two-legged for birds!) friend become a loved member of the family. Maintaining good health and acceptable behavior is always my goal." In 1995, Dr. Block decided Country Court should become a certified member of the American Animal Hospital Association, an organization which fosters and requires excellence in patient care. The entire staff works hard to uphold AAHA's high standards. Dr. Block is also a strong believer in keeping abreast of the latest advances in veterinary medicine through frequent Continuing Education meetings and seminars, as well as active membership in online veterinary organizations which allow ready consultations with experts in every field. In her spare time, Dr. Block enjoys hiking with her dog, Annie, canoeing, and nature photography. Dr. Block built the aviary in Country Court's lobby, home to a number of her Lady Gould's Finches.