Jennifer Evanow DVM, DACVSMR Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

When she was a child, Dr. Evanow dreamed of attending Cornell University and becoming a veterinarian. She was a patron at their open house every spring from a very young age, having her picture taken in a white coat and surgeon’s cap and bringing a beloved stuffed animal to the teddy bear ER to be “treated” by other veterinary students. Her dedication paid off and when the time came, she earned her DVM from Cornell University. Dr. Evanow also received valuable residency training and became a Diplomate of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (DACVSMR). With a drive to serve her patients to her greatest ability, she is currently training at the Chi Institute for small animal acupuncture.

Dr. Evanow chose to specialize in sports medicine thanks to her dog Lexi Lou, a cardigan Welsh corgi. Lexi Lou has spent her life battling countless orthopedic and neurologic conditions, and her treatment led Dr. Evanow to her chosen career path. There are two incredibly rewarding aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation to Dr. Evanow: First, diagnosing and treating mobility/performance issues that have gone undiagnosed or untreated and helping the patients return to their favorite activities; second, treating the subset of dogs that have not responded to prior therapies and helping them regain their comfort, strength, and place in their household. To Dr. Evanow, there is no such thing as “slowing down due to age.”

Outside of work, Dr. Evanow and her husband Kyle frequently foster dogs, usually 8-12 at any given time. They provide senior pets and hospice patients with a loving family and comfortable home for as long as they need. The Evanows’ current crew includes 7 Pit bull mixes (Ms. Bluberry, Beau, Sig, Noodle, Elmer Fudge, Mr. Wiggles, and Mr. Moodle), a Great Dane named Christie, and a Lab mix named Jolene. They also have a Maine Coon cat named Harley in the middle of all the puppy snuggles. In the future, Dr. Evanow hopes to add horses and mini highland cattle to the family! Outside of spending her time nurturing her foster pups and cat, she enjoys being on the water with fishing pole in hand.