Dr. Jennifer Coons earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2012. Prior to veterinary school, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, graduating with honors. Dr. Coons also completed a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health's Section on Neural Gene Expression, where she specifically studied the effects of hormones and genetics on animal behavior. Dr. Coons is a member of both the American and Connecticut Veterinary Medical Associations and is a USDA Accredited veterinarian. She has worked in veterinary practices since 2003, and loves every day spent improving the lives of animals and their human families. In her spare time, Dr. Coons enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, son, Finley, and their 3 dogs (Zoey, Penelope and Marigold) and 2 cats (Cat and Lucy). She also enjoys running, baking, and participating in conformation and performance events with their dogs.