Emergency & Critical Care

Dr. Jessica Martin

Jessica Martin, DVM, MPH

When I was a kid I envisioned myself in a hazmat suit investigating disease outbreaks.

My decision to become a veterinarian initially started with an interest in epidemiology, and a curiosity for diseases that jumped species from animals to humans.

I received a Master of Public Health degree focused on infectious and zoonotic diseases before graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Originally from south Florida, I returned to the area to be closer to family and friends. I worked in small animal general practice for several years before deciding to pursue my interest in emergency medicine.

My free time is usually spent playing billiards, cycling, kayaking, traveling, or exploring nature. My home is governed by two large dogs, Radar and Bailey, that are always seeking attention and treats.

I love this career because it’s so diverse. The people you meet, the animals you care for, and the things you learn are exponential.

As a veterinarian, there are so many opportunities to utilize your knowledge and skills for other things.
If I wasn’t working in a hospital setting, I’d probably be investigating disease outbreaks or I’d try out for the FBI (bioterrorism or forensics division).

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