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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 Interpretation

Dr. 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 Reactions

Nutritional Support

Kidney and Liver Diseases

Epilepsy and Seizures

Endocrine (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