Dr. Jenny Elwell-Gerken first joined THRIVE Affordable Vet Care as a relief vet in 2019 and now serves as the Area Medical Director for Nebraska, Iowa and Utah. Dr. Jenny brings her love of working with both people and pets to the THRIVE team.
“…when we start with focusing on the PEOPLE, we can create an amazing environment with happy veterinary professionals. This has a ripple effect not just on our clients and their pets and families, but also on our own families and more. It’s so powerful.”
Name: Jenny Elwell-Gerken
Title: Area Medical Director
Region: Nebraska, Iowa and Utah
Start Date: October 2019
Veterinary School: Washington State University, 2009
- I started as a cow vet and since then, have worked everywhere from large animal to small animal emergency, to holistic, and also relief.
- I wanted to be an author before I wanted to be a vet and to date, I am a prolific writer.
- I have practiced in 3 different states, lived in 4 different states, and have lived in 23 houses!
- My partner and I love to travel! We lived in our RV for 2 years so we could travel every single weekend!
- I love working with people and helping them live better lives. This started with helping people with their pets but now I love being a medical director. It gives me the opportunity to both work with and help people in my field, which I also do in my coaching business outside of THRIVE.
The veterinary field is an amazing place. And when we start with focusing on the PEOPLE, we can create an amazing environment with happy veterinary professionals. This has a ripple effect not just on our clients and their pets and families, but also on our own families and more. It’s so powerful.
When did you know you wanted to become a veterinarian?
I decided I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was 8, and I always wanted to work specifically with cows. My family always thought this was so odd, considering I grew up in a small town but we weren’t exactly rural surrounded by farmland. I don’t work with cows anymore, but they’re still my favorites!
Come grow with us and join Jenny’s team today! Explore new opportunities at THRIVE.