Dr. Jennifer West

Dr. Jennifer West

Medical Director

Dr. Jennifer West completed undergraduate school at the University of Delaware, where she was the president of Animal Science Club and teaching assistant for Anatomy. She attended the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School, where she was a student nurse, Pet Grief Support Helpline counselor, and led trips to the Ronal McDonald House with therapy dogs. Dr. West pursued a rotating internship in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Surgery at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, where she volunteered in a low cost spay and neuter clinic and performed the research for her first author publication in a peer reviewed medical journal.

Prior to joining WAAH, Dr. West practiced emergency medicine for 4 years within the Greater Philadelphia area. Dr. West is enthusiastic about teaching and enjoys speaking at conferences, mentoring veterinary students, and educating fur-baby parents on animal wellness and healthcare. Dr. West is also a yoga instructor and mom to a rescue dog, snake, and gecko. Her favorite hobbies include travel, scuba diving, hiking, and snowboarding.


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