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T. J. Dunn, DVM

T. J. Dunn, DVM

Dr. Dunn graduated from the University of Illinois with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1970. After working in a Chicago suburb he established the first small animal hospital in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He also directed a mobile animal hospital that serviced outlying towns in northern Wisconsin in the early 1980s. He established another animal hospital in Eagle River, Wisconsin, and a third hospital in Rhinelander with a pet food and supply store attached.

In 1997 Dr. Dunn focused on the Internet to provide pet owners with sound advice about pet health care. That effort resulted in creation of ThePetCenter.com, The Internet Animal Hospital, in 1998, which he sold to PetFoodDirect.com. Dr. Dunn was appointed Director of Veterinary Services for PetFoodDirect.com, where he recruited and directed a nine veterinarian staff for the "Ask The Vet" program. He practices small animal medicine and surgery in Naples, Florida, and northern Wisconsin.

He wrote a monthly column for Dog World Magazine and continues to write feature articles on pet health care for various pet publications. Dr. Dunn is a member of several professional associations and is licensed to practice in Wisconsin and Florida. He enjoys internet commerce, veterinary medical photography, website design and content writing, fishing, and a variety of outdoor activities.

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Articles by This Author

Pet Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

Most pet owners have questions that need frank answers in order to reach a comfortable conviction that the time selected for euthanasia is the right time. The questions and answers below will assist you in determining “the right time.”

Intestinal Problems in Dogs and Cats: A Comprehensive Guide to Colitis

The majority of dogs at some time in their lives will need veterinary help due to large bowel disease (colitis). Learn about what this intestinal disease is and how to deal with it.

FAQs about Being a Veterinarian

Want to help animals stay healthy? Wondering what it takes to become a veterinarian? Dr. T. J. Dunn, DVM, answers frequently asked questions about what it's like to be a vet.

Euthanasia: How to Make the Decision for Your Pet

by T. J. Dunn, DVM Pets are such a dear part of our families. It is nearly impossible to imagine our days without them! One of the great joys of life is bringing home a new puppy,...