Veterinary medicine has been a life long goal. I have always been fascinated with the challenges of medicine and surgery and I am passionate about the strong relationships formed with pet owners and their fluffy companions. My goal in every appointment is to educate our clients to know what is best for their pet, and to give the animal (and owner) a positive, stress free experience.
My education was divided between Canada and Australia. My Bachelor of Science, double major in Medical Science and Biology was completed at the University of Western Ontario. At which time I considered human medicine as a career path. However, after several volunteer experience within the veterinary field, I knew I had found my passion. I had the benefit of traveling to Australia for my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at University of Melbourne, which allowed me to practice on a number of exotic and wild life patients. This passion for unusual pets has followed me back to Canada where I enjoy working with exotic mammals. After a variety of positions in large animal, specialty and emergency medicine, I am happy in my home at Orillia and District Veterinary Services practicing small animal medicine. An ideal day is focused on fear/stress reduction, exotic mammal medicine and geriatric/palliative care.
My home is shared with my favorite fluffy companion, Mindy Moo, a young spirited springer spaniel x poodle. I believe that if you put your best effort forward and accept that which you cannot change then life always has a way of working out.
-Jenna Hanson, DVM
Dr. Hanson graduated with her veterinary degree in 2014 from University of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Once she returned home from Australia, she started at a mixed animal practice in Midland. After a variety of experiences with farm animals, horses, small animals and exotics, Dr Hanson joined our team at Orillia & District Veterinary Services in January 2017. She continues to enjoy the challenge of working with small animal exotic species such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, rodents and hedgehogs. Dr Hanson also has a special interest in emergency and critical care of small animal patients, spending some weekends working at the Huronia Veterinary Emergency Clinic.