Jennifer Kerlin, DVM

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Growing up in Georgia, Dr. Kerlin always had animals and enjoyed spending time outdoors, observing the native wildlife. She graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biology while working full time at a small animal clinic. The clinic did a lot of shelter work that inspired her to be an advocate for animals without an owner to speak up for them. She also volunteered at a small private zoo in north Georgia that made her want to do more work with exotics and wildlife.

All these influences motivated her to earn her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. She enjoys educating her clients about caring for their pets, particularly exotic species. And she’s enthusiastic about wildlife medicine, especially raptor medicine, and helping release animals back into the wild where they belong.

When not at work, Dr. Kerlin enjoys hanging out with her husband Austin and their “herd” of animals, baking, reading, and going to estate sales.