Dr. Thompson is married with three children and a border collie. In addition to her family life, she is active in sheep herding training clinics, hiking, running, gardening, and following college football.
Dr. Jennifer Thompson was born & raised in Valdosta Georgia. Jennifer knew she wanted to become a veterinarian early in life. Starting at age 15 and continuing through her doctoral studies, she began working in an animal hospital managing kennel activities, serving as a vet tech, taking x-rays, drawing blood samples; learning about animal treatment and how an animal hospital operates. She worked with both large & small animals, including some exotics. She attended Valdosta State University before being accepted to the University of Georgia in 2000 and receiving a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. UGA’s comprehensive curriculum covered medical practices and advanced diagnostic techniques for large, small and exotic animals. Directly after graduation, Dr. Thompson completed her national board examination and is licensed to practice anywhere in the United States.
Dr. Thompson has practiced in rural and urban areas of the state including Valdosta, Cornelia, and West Cobb. Dr. Thompson’s medical experience has included a number of practice methods and treatment activities including:
- General Practice & Diagnosis
- Emergency Medicine
- General & Trauma Surgery
- Orthopedic Procedures
- Bone Setting
- Ambulatory Treatment Services
- Dentistry & Dermatology
- and Internal Medicine
Before opening her own animal hospital, Dr. Thompson spent several years practicing in different areas of the state where she met people who had different needs for their pets ranging from the farmer and his working dog to the family and their only pet. Meeting people and animals with such a wide variety of needs, she found that it is important to practice veterinary medicine to meet both the patient’s and the owner’s needs.
Dr. Thompson continues her education by learning the most up to date practice methods including new orthopedic procedures to repair the knee and hip to the latest reviews of internal medicine. Dr. Thompson is also a member of VIN (Veterinary Information Network) where veterinarians and specialists can share information and contribute articles.
Dr. Thompson moved to Cherokee county Georgia in July 2008 and opened her practice (Persimmon Creek Animal Hospital) in April of 2009 on a 2 acre area of farm land. The property began with a metal building and a gravel parking area. After 6 months of construction, the practice was a beautiful facility ready for patients. Dr. Thompson serves clients primarily in the Cherokee and Fulton county area as well as clients from Cobb, Paulding, and Forsyth.