Schory: Where did you grow up?
Orals: Arlington Heights
Schory: Do you have any pets?
Orals: A cat named Opie and a bearded dragon named Cocoa
Schory: Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Orals: Tom Cruise
Schory: First job?
Orals: Delivering newspapers
Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Orals: I wanted to be professional baseball player. And No. 2 in line was a veterinarian. I became a veterinarian. I used to own a place on the west side of Chicago, the Forest Glen Animal Hospital. I sold it last year. Now I fill in and help out at various animal hospitals in the area.
Schory: Book or movie you would recommend?
Orals: “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
Schory: Favorite charity?
Orals: Salvation Army
Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor?
Orals: Swiss orange chip by Swenson's. It's got an orange flavor with chocolate chips in it.
Schory: What is an interesting fact about yourself?
Orals: One year we rescued five puppies they got out of a house fire. They brought them all to our clinic in Forest Glen. They were little poodle-mixes. So it was a pleasant ending for something that could have been really sad.