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With over 50 years of practicing veterinary experience, clinical and research scientist, Jean Dodds, DVM, is considered one of the foremost veterinary experts on thyroid diseases, vaccinosis, nutrition, blood diseases, and autoimmune diseases in companion animals (dogs, cats and horses). Dr. Dodds is an integrative veterinarian, which means she employs both holistic and conventional diagnostics and therapies to aid companion animals. With her colleagues at Hemopet Holistic Care, she provides comprehensive care for her own patients, and can also work together with your veterinarian and you to help with the diagnosis and management of your pet’s condition.

Consultation Specialties

Bloodwork and Medical Records InterpretationDr. Dodds will thoroughly review any laboratory results and clinical history provided to her, and will recommend further testing if she deems it necessary. In concert with your veterinarian, she can help diagnose and advise on the management of your pet’s condition.In regards to a review of thyroid test results, Dr. Dodds will need complete results that include Total T4, Free T4, Total T3 and Free T3, and TgAA for canines, preferably run by a reference laboratory such as Michigan State University’s Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, or a commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory. [Her interpretation is provided free of charge if Hemopet’s laboratory,Hemolife Diagnostics, runs any of the blood tests.] Examples are:Blood Disorders/Diseases

  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) / Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
  • Other platelet disorders
  • Acquired bleeding or thrombotic disorders (liver disease, anticoagulant poisoning, DIC)

Adverse Vaccine ReactionsNutritional SupportKidney and Liver DiseasesEpilepsy and SeizuresEndocrine (glandular) Disorders

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Gland tumors (pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, pancreas)
  • Cushing’s syndrome (hyperadrenocorticism)
  • Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism)
  • Diabetes Type I and Type II
  • Pituitary dwarfism
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism

Breeding Management 

  • Responsible breeding practices
  • Male and female fertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Whelping
  • Puppy and kitten vaccinations
  • Vaccination protocols