Heather Towle Millard, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Specialist, Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal — Co-Medical Director
On The Job
Dr. Heather Millard’s first job was as a veterinary assistant at a surgical specialty hospital while in high school. She knew immediately that she wanted to become a veterinary surgeon. Prior to joining the BluePearl team, Dr. Millard worked at a private surgical center in California and spent six years as a surgery instructor and clinical assistant professor of small animal surgery at Kansas State University and Purdue University. She loves the details and finesse of performing surgery and the required collaboration with other specialties. Her interests include any soft tissue surgery, particularly reconstruction and oncologic, minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopy, ureter stent placement and SUB placement re-routing from kidney to urinary bladder and general orthopedic procedures.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Residency, Surgery, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of IL, Urbana
Master of Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Dr. Millard’s husband is also a veterinary surgeon at BluePearl and together they keep busy with their twin boys; golden retriever, Gracie Lyn; and cat, Snickers. Her favorite outdoor activities include walking Gracie Lyn, hiking, fishing and biking. She’s also an avid traveler and enjoys scrapbooking.