Dr. Matt Bauer Veterinarian

Dr Matt Bauer


  • May 1999 as a kennel assistant
  • Rejoined in 2009 as a veterinarian


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Illinois 2009 (graduated with high honors)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), in Biology, St. Xavier University (graduated Suma Cum Laude)


  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA)
  • Fear Free Certified Professional


  • Marge 13 y German Shepard mix
  • Lady Bird 6 y Golden Retriever
  • Clark 7 y Domestic short hair
  • Ash the rabbit


LePar was Dr. Bauer’s first job in high school!

Dr Matt Bauer

Dr. Bauer grew up on the South Side in the Mt Greenwood and Beverly area. He developed a passion for Veterinary medicine at an early age after caring for his childhood dog, Samantha. Sam was diagnosed with Blastomycosis and treated by Dr. Whalen and Dr. Bilcer in the mid 1990’s. Dr. Bauer started working at LePar as a Veterinary assistant in July of 1999 at the age of 16, and continued through college and Veterinary school.

Dr. Bauer attended Saint Xavier University where he majored in Biology and Chemistry. He was a member of the SXU honors class and was president of the Biological Honor Society Tri Beta. He Graduated Suma Cum laude in 2005. Dr. Bauer graduated from University of Illinois College of Veterinary medicine in 2009. He was a member of the Veterinary Honor society Phi Zeta, and was fortunate enough to publish a case report during his 4th year of Veterinary school in the Journal of American Veterinary Medicine.

Since graduation Dr. Bauer has worked at LePar as a Veterinarian. His professional interests include Internal medicine, Oncology, wellness care, and Ultrasonography. Dr. Bauer’s favorite part of veterinary medicine is forming long term relationships with pet parents to provide the best possible care for their pets.

When Dr. Bauer is not at LePar he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, reading, biking, home improvement, gardening, and working on his 66’ Mustang.