Dr. Richard F. Kilburn

Richard F. Kilburn, son of veterinarian Friend L. Kilburn of Sigourney, IA., graduated Iowa State University on May 25th, 1968.  The following day, May 26th he married Mary Helen Osth in LaGrange, IL to start their family and career in the animal medical practice. They have two beautiful grown children, Erin and David.

They originally settled in the Boston area to train. After three years working out east they returned to the western suburbs of Chicago where Mary grew up. Dr. Kilburn established his practice in Naperville, IL. focusing on small  pets.

Professionally he works to master all the disciplines, dermatology, dentistry immunology, ophthalmology, radiology, ultrasonology, echocardiography, soft tissue surgery to name a few. But probably endoscopy and orthopedics, having performed through his career literally hundreds of successful orthopedic procedures and joint repairs, are his greatest loves.

In his personal life he has a large variety of hobbies and interests. He is a private pilot and part owner in three airplanes.  He is an avid woodworker, (bragging that orthopedic work is just fine cabinet making with blood), a metal worker/welder, mechanic and is currently involved in a long term project of restoring an early 1928 Ford Sport Coupe for fine point judging.  His greatest challenge in life is getting the antique car grease from under his finger nails before he goes to work. Recreation loves are skiing, windsurfing and tennis. Community involvement is strong, among other activities has been a Kiwanian for over 32 years. He has held just about every office in the Naperville Evening Club.