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22 March 2018
Jean Dodds, DVM, graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 1964. In 1965 she began working as a research scientist with the New York State Health Department on comparative studies of animals with inherited and acquired bleeding disease. By 1980 she was Executive Director of the New York State Council on Human Blood and Transfusion Services.
In 1986 she moved to Southern California and established Hemopet, the first non-profit national bloodbank for animals. Hemopet supplies canine blood products throughout the USA and Hong Kong.
Dr Dodds has a particular interest in canine thyroid disease and is well known for her minimum vaccine protocols. She is Co-Trustee of the Rabies Challenge Fund to assess safety and duration of immunity from rabies vaccines. She is the author of The Canine Thyroid Epidemic: The Answers You Need for Your Dog, and Nutrigenomics: Foods that Heal Your Dog. She holds 25 patents.