Linda J. Ellis, DVM


Dr. Linda Ellis joined the PLIT on July 1, 2005 as a Trust Representative. In her role, Dr. Ellis speaks to AVMA members insured through the PLIT-sponsored programs on a daily basis, answering questions related to malpractice allegations and practice situations. She reviews professional liability claims, assists in the defense by identifying experts and appraisers, and she advises the insurance broker and underwriters about new developments in veterinary medicine. Additionally, Dr. Ellis visits several colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, represents the PLIT at various veterinary conventions and speaking engagements each year, and contributes to PLIT publications.

When asked why she wanted to join the PLIT, Dr. Ellis responded, “The educational aspects of the job appealed to me. I look forward to working with veterinary students and introducing them to the PLIT, and talking to practitioners and helping them with questions and potential claim situations. I will do my best to help the profession maintain its wonderful image. And, it was an added bonus the position brought me to Chicago. This is a great town!”

Dr. Ellis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. For nearly fourteen years, Dr. Ellis practiced small animal medicine in Auburn and Montgomery, Alabama. In addition to private practice, Dr. Ellis was responsible for organizing veterinarians—including herself—to participate in weekly television interviews on pet health. Dr. Ellis and her family now reside in Aurora, Illinois.