Jennifer Shepherd, DVM

Cloquet, Minnesota Cloquet Animal Hospital


  • Completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Ontario Veterinary College, have been practicing veterinary medicine since 2000, owner of Cloquet Animal Hospital since 2007


BS in biology from University of North Dakota, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University


I graduated from Colorado State University with a doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2000. After graduating, I completed a one year small animal internship at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in Guelph, ON. I then worked in small animal practices from 2001-2007 when I purchased Cloquet Animal Hospital. I have been working as head veterinarian and managing Cloquet Animal Hospital since 2007.


My husband Paul and I have three very active children that keep us busy. We also have two dogs, Rey and Apollo, Dottie the cat, and Pluto the goldfish. When I am not working or spending time with my family, I enjoy writing, photography, and running through the woods with my dog Apollo.


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