Dr. Jennifer Altvater attended Ross School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM in 2017. She dreamed about becoming a veterinarian as a child but didn’t know at the time that she would enjoy helping not just animals, but people, too. Nurturing and supporting the bonds between people and their pets gives Dr. Altvater a sense of fulfillment and happiness. Her husband is also a veterinarian, and together they have a variety of pets in their family: Kissa, an Italian Greyhound; Simon, Colby, and Nermal, the household kitties; 2 horses; a goat named Chelsea; and many chickens. Dr. Altvater has a special place in her heart for Kissa, who has been at her side through thick and thin since she started college, attended veterinary school, got married, and obtained her first job as a veterinarian.
In addition to her work, Dr. Altvater also loves horseback riding, volleyball, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.