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Jessica Urban, DVM

Jessica Urban, DVM

What am I passionate about?

Every pet owner lights up with a smile when telling stories about their pets. My love for these human-animal bonds is what drives me to provide compassion, education and good medicine.

Five Things Dr. Urban Would Like You To Know About Her:

1. My spirit animal is the Doberman. Achilles, my current rescue, is my family's 6th Doberman since I was a child. I volunteer at the Doberman Assistance, Rescue, and Education, Inc. (DAR&E), a Doberman rescue that serves Maryland, DC, Virginia, and parts of West Virginia.

2. I grew up in the Midwest (NW Indiana and SW Michigan). I use the word "pop" for soda and eat deep dish pizza.

3. I graduated from Saint George's University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed my clinical training at the University of Illinois. I attended Michigan State University for my undergraduate training and veterinary technology certificate. I bleed green and love Michigan State Football.

4. Pets are a common thread in which everyone has a story to share with a smile on their face. I enjoy being a small part of these stories and am compassionate about client education and preventative care.

5. My favorite thing about Pet Care Veterinary Hospital is that we acknowledge behavior, which is often forgotten in veterinary practice. We never force an animal to do something to "just get it done" and instead, take the time to make previous negative experiences into positive ones. From the beginning, we offer "puppy socialization parties" which allows our youngest family members to become accustomed to our practice. Throughout life, we instill Fear Free techniques and sometimes even behavioral consultation appointments to work with animals that need a little more help. My goal for next year is to become Fear-Free certified which quite a few of our technicians have already accomplished.

Biography

Dr. Jessica Urban grew up in Southwest Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a certificate in veterinary technology (2007) and a BS in Zoology (2008). After receiving her undergraduate degree, she initially worked as a licensed veterinary technician until she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. While attending Saint George's, she was an active member of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA), the Veterinary Business Association (VBMA), and was president of the Grenada Chapter of the International Veterinary Students' Association (IVSA). While at the helm of IVSA, she helped host student exchange groups from multiple countries, attended international meetings representing the club, and began a One Health One Medicine (OHOM) Lecture Series that lasts until this day. She graduated in January 2017 from Saint George's University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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