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

Lead Veterinary Laboratory Technician, CPhT
Jennifer grew up on a small farm in Ruffin, North Carolina. There, she was surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, and cows, which sparked her interest in veterinary medicine. By the time she was in high school, Jennifer was working on a horse farm. There was no question about what she wanted to do after graduation: a career in the animal care world was the only choice that made sense!

After high school, Jennifer worked for an animal hospital for three years before transferring to the large-animal department of the practice. She stayed there for the next 12 years before moving back into small-animal medicine. In the summer of 2012, she joined the team here at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt. Surgery is Jennifer’s favorite aspect of her job. The constant vigilance required to make sure a pet stays healthy is invigorating for her! She also enjoys blood draws and lab work. Jennifer lives with her husband Stacy, her step-daughter Shelby, and her young son Colby. They share their property with a multitude of pets, including seven dogs, a Quarter Horse/Arabian cross, and a pet cow that Jennifer has had since she was a calf. Outside of work, Jennifer loves horseback riding and competing in local horse shows. She also enjoys attending muscle car shows, truck and tractor pulls, and drag races. Along with her husband and son, Jennifer travels all over the country to see drag races!


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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