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Jeanne Friedman
Staff Veterinarian DVM

I was born in Cleveland and grew up in Shaker Heights.  When in high school I volunteered at the Natural History Museum helping care for their exotic animals. I went to Iowa State University and have a degree in Zoology and Psychology.  I also went to Veterinary school at ISU. I moved to California south of  Los Angeles after graduation.  I worked at a small animal hospital in Torrance, CA for 3 years, and then opened my own Small and Exotic Animal Hospital in Lomita, CA. I sold my practice after 16 years,  and moved to a small animal practice in Willoughby Hills.  I worked there for 16 years, and have been with VCA for 1 year.

I have 2 adult children.  My son lives in Southern California near his father.  My daughter lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband and 2 kitty's.

I currently have only one dog, a golden retriever, as I recently lost my pointer mix to cancer.  My Golden is handicapped, having only 3 legs, and is a loving senior.  I have 3 cats, two Tortie's and a Siamese mix.  They tolerate the dog, but are great friends to each other. 

I love to read, walk in the woods, and to travel. I write poetry.   I most enjoy spending time with my family (two legged and four legged) and friends.


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