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Dr. Jackie Chaffer, DVM

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Educational Background

Long Beach High School- Long Beach, Long Island NY Class of 1995

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Class of 1999, Bachelor of Science Major: Bacteriology

St George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s Grenada, West Indies Class of 2008 Clinical Year: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, MN

Number of Family Animal Companions: 4

Names and Breeds

Grayson- lab mix

Harvey- Domestic shorthair

Slade- domestic shorthair

Drake- Pitbull/Rottie mix

Hobbies I Enjoy

Cooking/wine, travel, yoga, watching college/professional football and hockey, gardening (although I’m not very good at it...yet ;)

Special things I have done with animal

I did my externship at the Minnesota Zoo where I got to go behind the scenes during feeding for the Siberian tigers, helped on a dental on one of the tigers as well.

I zoo rotations in my clinical year and helped assist the female orangutan with pregnancy issues as well as the female giraffe.

Survived a Class 5 hurricane on the island of Grenada and relocated to North Carolina State University for a term while rebuilding in Grenada took place and tagged dolphins for research purposes.

“I love to be a part of Otterkill Animal Hospital healthcare team because”  Everyone here genuinely cares for animals and people that love them!

Professional memberships:

American Veterinary Medical Association

New York State Veterinary Medical Society

Hudson Valley Veterinary Medical Association

New York State Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator