Jess Franklin, DVM – Medical Director

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Jess Franklin

Jess Franklin

Dr. Franklin graduated with her DVM from Cornell University in 1978. She then completed an internship in food animal medicine at MSU and in 2000 started acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Dr. Franklin started at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital in 1986 and feels her strength is in managing complex or complicated medical problems. She says, “At Ann Arbor Animal Hospital we put the patient and family first. Vaccine and preventative protocols are tailored to the individual.”

She was focused on becoming a veterinarian from an early age. When speaking of her inspiration she says, “As one of the lucky few who guessed right the first time, I did not ever consider another career choice… I knew I would be a veterinarian at age 14.”

Dr. Franklin has three daughters who have now “moved out into the world”. Her current household includes her partner Karl, her mother Lois, a Belgian Tervuren named Maddie, and several goldfish. Her advice for pet owners is to remind us, “Cats live 15-20 years, and most dogs live 8-13 years. This means we are facing age-related health issues and life quality issues every day. I have a golden rule for cats…each cat has the right to accept or refuse therapy. The cat should get to decide. It’s a balance between treating the physical ailment and allowing the cat to enjoy her life.”