Graduated from the University of Wisconsin – School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004
Dr. Jackie grew up in a small town in Wisconsin called North Cape, located in Racine County. Her family lived next to a horse farm which helped to spark an obsession with horses in Dr. Jackie as a young girl. She eventually took lessons and even showed horses.
Living the rural life, there was never a shortage of barn cats. One kitty that stands out in her memory was a spirited Torti, Funny Face. She lived to be over twenty years old, but due to her repeated forays up onto the garage roof, she definitely used up every one of her nine lives!
Dr. Jackie also spent much of her free time rescuing injured animals and nursing them back to health. She remembers bottle feeding the baby bunnies and mice that the barn cats brought in. Unfortunately, a few of her patients got loose in the house, but at least they were healed!