Dr. Jill Narak, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Dr. Jill Narak joined Huntsville Veterinary Specialists & Emergency in September 2019, as the only full-time board-certified veterinary neurologist in the state of Alabama. Dr. Narak received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Biology from Creighton University in 2001. She was awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.

Dr. Narak continued her education with an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery (2006) and a residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery (2009) at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. During her time at Auburn, Dr. Narak also earned a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences.

After completion of her residency, Dr. Narak joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.  In 2012, she moved back to Alabama to begin a family and served as an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Auburn University. She then spent a few years in private practice in the North Atlanta suburbs. She has taught and trained thousands of veterinary students, interns, and residents.

Dr. Narak is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), Southeastern Veterinary Neurology Group, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, Cobb County Veterinary Medical Association, and a founding member of the Veterinary Neurosurgical Society. Additionally, Dr. Narak is a visiting professor at St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies.

In addition to her clinical work and teaching, Dr. Narak has been published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, and Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine. Her clinical interests include neurosurgery, and she has expertise in the management of Chiari-like malformation and neuropathic pain.