Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM

Dr. Jennifer Coates is an accomplished writer, editor, and consultant with years of experience in the fields of veterinary medicine, science, animal welfare, conservation, and communications.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in biology with a major in ecology, evolution, and behavior and a minor in environmental sciences from McGill University. She was valedictorian of her graduating class at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and has been a practicing veterinarian, writer, editor, and veterinary consultant in the years since.

For over 15 years, Dr. Jennifer has been writing and editing content related to veterinary medicine, pets, and the human-animal bond as well as providing consulting services to businesses in the pet care industry.

Her clients have included petMD, Chewy, Colorado State University, PennFoster College, Pet360 Media, Pet Life Today, The Spruce Pets, PetCoach, VetDepot, Veterinary Team Brief, Kroger Pet Insurance, veterinary practitioners, independent writers, and many more.

Books authored by Dr. Jen:

Dictionary of Veterinary Terms: Vet Speak Deciphered for the Non Veterinarian by Dr. Jennifer Coates
Dictionary of Veterinary Terms: Vet Speak Deciphered for the Non-Veterinarian

Written in a dictionary reference style format, just about every term the vet will ever use is thoroughly explained and easy to understand. This book is a must-have in the home of every pet owner and breeder!

Prior to graduating from veterinary school, Jennifer worked as a veterinary receptionist, assistant, and technician. It was then that she became aware of the frustration caused by veterinary jargon.

The skill and knowledge gained through years spent immersed in all aspects of veterinary care gave Jennifer an exceptional perspective from which to write the Dictionary of Veterinary Terms.

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