Dr. Jennifer Goetz started working in the veterinary field in high school as a kennel technician and loved every minute of it. She has had a profound love of animals her whole life. Dr. Goetz lives in Pittsboro with her husband, teenage daughter, six dogs, seven indoor cats, two outdoor feral cats, chickens and fish.
Her adopted fur babies include our amazing AHBC mascots: Slick, our beloved 12-year-old clinic cat and regal leader, Rosie the wonderful Pekinese.
Education and Experience
In 1992, Dr. Goetz earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Science with Distinction (a research/thesis degree), with minors in Biology and Chemistry, from the University of Delaware. She graduated from North Carolina State University’s esteemed College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.
Dr. Goetz graduated in the top 5 percent of both her undergraduate and veterinary classes, and proudly served for a year as president of NCSU’s Student Chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Did you know Dr. Goetz is a cat whisperer? Learn all about cat whispering.
In 1998, Dr. Goetz completed a rewarding internship in Small Animal Surgery and Internal Medicine in Irving, Texas. Her work included rigorous training in emergency medicine; complex internal medicine cases (cardiology, nephrology, neurology, gastroenterology); radiology; routine and complex surgical cases; and dermatology and ophthalmology rotations.
After her internship, Dr. Goetz came back to the Raleigh area and worked as a relief veterinarian. She soon came to Bowman Animal Hospital, where she worked full time for eight years.
‘Where Pets Are Family’
Dr. Goetz’s two life ambitions—to have a baby and start her own veterinary practice—came true almost at the same time! In 2005, she had a beautiful daughter, and in 2007 Animal Hospital at Brier Creek was born.
Hobbies and Fun
Dr. Goetz’s hobbies include gardening, sewing, making jewelry, eating chocolate, and decorating her house for every holiday. Her husband, Kevin, is a systems programmer who enjoys gardening, working with computers, community theater, singing and playing the piano and taking care of his fish tanks and fish ponds.
Dr Goetz’s daughter, Celeste, helps take care of the fur babies at home in between her high school honors classes, theater, singing, dancing, Tae Kwon Do, and piano and clarinet playing. Celeste, an honorary AHBC team member, often helps out in our hospital.