Dr. Jodie is a 1987 UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Charter Class graduate. She was certified in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Insitute in Florida in 2008, under the instruction of the world-renown Dr. Huisheng Xie. She is a certified food therapist and experienced in western and oriental herbology. She participated in the First International Traditional Veterinary Medical Symposium in China. In 2011, she completed the Canine Rehabilitation course at the University of Tennessee. Her lifetime experiences with animals help her to understand pet care from your point of view. Dr. Jodie enjoys caring for her own rescued dogs and cats. She is the owner and full-time veterinarian at the Animal Doctor. She is an accomplished writer and speaker. She has appeared on television and radio to promote the integration of holistic veterinary care into conventional pet care.
Caring and skilled employees mean better patient care and customer service for you! Certified and experienced veterinary technicians perform precise laboratory work, minor procedures, meticulous dental prophylaxis, and assist with the careful administration and monitoring of anesthesia. Qualified assistants to the doctors and technicians are our patient advocates. They provide the follow through on each visit so that your pet is reassured and comforted from the moment he arrives until the moment he leaves. Polite and knowledgeable receptionists and management field your calls, schedule your appointments and guide your check in and check out so that your experience at the Animal Doctor is smooth and meets every expectation! This staff is involved in the production of our all natural treats and natural insect repellant. The Animal Doctor staff has a lot of heart and aims to please. Your pet could not be in better hands!
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Hundreds of pets would have been euthanized if Dr. Jodie had not intervened. Some were strays and brought in to the clinic for help. Others were difficult cases with guardians who felt unable to deal any longer with the situation and relinquished ownership. Many were "fixed up" and placed in new homes. Some were adopted by compassionate employees. Dr. Jodie has kept a "few." Unfortunately, some have been unadoptable due to their chronic disorders, so they live with us permanently. Others are still hoping to go home to a real bed.
Here are some of their stories:
Mork was on “death row” at the old Milwaukee Humane Society when he was rescued. He has had two cancerous tumors removed. He had spondylosis. He ate raw diet and was on a lot of supplements. He was Dr. Jodie's big boy for thirteen years. He was the best ball fetcher ever. He went swimming in an indoor pool and he was the kitty police in Dr. Jodie's house and at the clinic. He died suddenly due to the rupturing of an internal tumor on Feb. 8, 2012. Dr. Jodie misses him terribly.
Snoopy was presented for euthanasia due to serious allergies. He used to scratch his face raw. He wore an e-collar for three years. He eats raw and is on a lot of supplements. Last summer he developed cataracts and had surgery and now he can see again. He has been Dr. Jodie's special boy for over a decade.
Animal Doctor and Dr. Jodie have been affiliated with a variety of reputable organizations. We have provided you with links to some of these associations.
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association