Dr. Jennifer Kelly Veterinarian
Fear Free Certified
Since she was a young child, Dr. Jennifer has always had a passion for working with animals. Growing up, you would have found her at the library reading books about animals, secretly feeding strays, or caring for a new pet she acquired. She discovered an interest in veterinary medicine after working as a kennel technician and later a vet assistant in high school and college. Dr. Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Averett University and graduated from the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. After graduation, she completed an internship at the University of Georgia. Dr. Jennifer worked at several small animal practices in the Triangle region before finding her home at Companion Animal Hospital of Wakefield in 2016.
Dr. Jennifer’s focus is personalized medicine and formulating individual diagnostic and treatment plans. She enjoys developing relationships with clients and finds that education and communication are essential for the best patient care. Dr. Jennifer has special interests in dermatology and geriatric pet care. She has a passion for dental care and improving a patient’s quality of life by giving them a mouth free of pain and infection. Dr. Jennifer has received advanced training in veterinary oral care and surgery.
Dr. Jennifer is a Fear Free Certified veterinarian and utilizes low-stress handling techniques to help make each pet’s visit a better experience. She believes that helping nervous pets have a more positive vet visit is a part of complete patient care and better medicine.
Dr. Jennifer met her husband, Dr. Chris, on the first day of vet school orientation. They share their home with 5 cats. When she’s not helping pets, you’ll find Dr. Jennifer gardening, feeding her backyard birds and enjoying the outdoors. Her favorite outdoor activities are hiking and mountain biking.