Spotlight Series: Dr. Jill Copenhagen

Over the first 18 weeks of the new year, we will be conducting one on one interviews with each of our veterinarians in an effort to help you get to know all of them better! In addition to the interview, they will be posting pictures on our facebook account during their week to share some behind the scenes images of their day to day. We hope you enjoy following along!

Up this week is Jill Copenhagen, DVM. Dr. Copenhagen is part of our Peak Performance team and currently in Ocala, FL for the season, where she has been since the end of December. Traditionally she splits her time between Ocala and Middleburg, VA.

Q: What colleges/universities did you attend? When someone asks “where did you go to school?” what do you tell them?
A: I did my undergrad at UC San Diego and vet school at UC Davis. I loved both experiences so I’d cheat and tell someone both schools 🙂

Q: Tell me about the animals you own now.
A: With as much as I travel, I have stuck to having cats. I adopted Grace, a 15 yr old DSH, when I was in vet school. My husband and adopted a second cat, Daisy, a 6 yr old calico, about a year and half ago.

Q: What do you do for fun, outside of work and spend time with your animals?
A: I love being outside. I started playing beach volleyball a few years ago and absolutely love it. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and exploring the area around where I live.  

Q: Favorite place you’ve ever traveled to?
A: It is very hard to pick just one. I think its a tie between Copenhagen, Denmark, and Florence, Italy. Copenhagen is a very friendly, welcoming city. I spent almost a month there during vet school. Florence is an amazing combination of art, history, culture, and amazing wine.  

Q: Dream vacation?
A: My dream vacation is to go to Australia and New Zealand. It is a goal to go scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef as well as explore the many activities that New Zealand has to offer.  

Q: What are you currently watching on Netflix?
A: I have recently become hooked on “The Crown.” I often find myself with a British accent after watching an episode or two.

Q: Something most people don’t know about me…
A: I spent one summer during college working as a cold caller for an ad agency. It was terrible!

Q: What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?
A: I have developed a few bad habits being on the road. One of my guilty pleasures is an addiction to sour patch kids.  

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