Dr Tess Jordan

Meet the friendly staff at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt!

Tess Jordan
Associate Veterinarian
Upon entering college, Dr. Tess Jordan knew she wanted to get into the medical field and help patients, but she struggled to find her exact calling. It wasn’t until she started working at a local no-kill shelter that the pieces fell into place—Dr. Jordan realized veterinary medicine was where she was meant to be!

Dr. Jordan grew up in Sanford, North Carolina. She attended Wake Forest University for her undergraduate studies, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a double minor in environmental science and sociology. After two years spent working part-time at a shelter and part-time at a small-animal vet’s office, Dr. Jordan entered veterinary school at North Carolina State University. Upon earning her DVM degree, she completed a one-year internship at a Mesa, Arizona emergency clinic before arriving at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in the summer of 2012. Dermatology is of particular interest to Dr. Jordan because of the complex and often multifaceted approach that it requires. She’s also passionate about continual education, building lasting relationships with pets and their owners, and helping set new puppies and kittens on the path to a lifetime of great health. Dr. Jordan is married to her college sweetheart, Tyler, who works with human electronic medical records. They share their home with three dogs, Percy, Deacon, and Gabe, as well as an elderly shorthair cat named Booger. In her free time, Dr. Jordan enjoys practicing yoga, reading, cooking, spending time with her husband, and traveling when she gets the chance.


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Feedback from our clients

  • "I have been taking my 16 year old lab, Oscar, to this vet since he came to me in 2004, and I wouldn't take any of my dogs anywhere else! They are so wonderful with both pets and people. I would recommend any of the doctors and staff to anyone."
    Erin H
  • "We have been going to another vet for years. We wanted to have our year old Wheaten Terrier, Rylee spayed by laparoscopy so she would have less pain and be back to her usual activity in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days. Our vet does the traditional spay. We had a consult meet and greet with Dr. Courtney Pierce. She answered all our questions and so friendly and professional. They have a state of the art OR suite. Rylee did great. On post op day three she spotted a squirrel and did an all out chase with no ill effects! All the staff were great."
    Linda A
  • "I love Dr. Jernigan at AHLB and would never take my dog anywhere else! The staff is excellent with animals and always professional, courteous and respectful to owners. I have trusted this animal hospital for all of my dog's care, including check ups, surgeries (she's had three!) and for boarding when we have to go out of town. Every experience I have had here has been wonderful and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a veterinary office for their furry children!."
    Avery C