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Dr. Jennifer Goetz
Dr. Goetz has lived in the Raleigh area since graduating undergraduate school from the University of Delaware, College of Agriculture (degree in Animal Science with Distinction (an undergraduate research/thesis degree) and minors in Biology and Chemistry) in 1992. She graduated in the top five percent of both her undergraduate and veterinary classes. She was the president of the Student Chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners for a year during veterinary school. After her internship, she came back to Raleigh and did some relief work before coming to Bowman Animal Hospital and working there for seven years. Finally, she decided, “Why not have a baby and start my own veterinary practice?” So, she did and Animal Hospital at Brier Creek was born. Her vision is to create a place where staff and clients can be treated like family and can receive all the education, help and patience that they need and deserve. Of course, she also wanted somewhere the pets could receive extra love and attention (sometimes, she admits, too much). Also, being able to practice state of the art veterinary medicine with the best equipment and medications and techniques is part of that vision as well.
Family & Hobbies
Jennifer Goetz’s family includes: her husband Kevin, her ten year old daughter Celeste, and her adopted fur children including Typhoon our 16 year old clinic cat, and the beautiful office manager Rosie (the newest member of the family). Of course, her family at Animal Hospital at Brier Creek is very important to her- her staff, clients, and patients!!
Her hobbies include gardening, jewelry making, occasional sewing, and taking care of her 8 cats and 4 dogs. She also assists her daughter’s troop leader with girl scouts meetings. Her husband, Kevin Smith, works for Schneider Electric and he enjoys computers, gardening, and taking care of his 2 fish tanks and 2 fish ponds.