T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
Dr. Dunn attended New Trier High School in Winnetka,
Illinois, and the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where he
received the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1970. His first
employment was with a four-doctor practice in a Chicago suburb. After
that he established the first small animal hospital in Rhinelander,
Wisconsin. He also operated a mobile animal hospital from a 32 ft.
Winnebago that serviced outlying towns in northern Wisconsin in the early
1980s. With Rory Foster, DVM, he established another animal hospital in
Eagle River, Wisconsin. In 1989 he established a third animal hospital
with an attached pet food and supply store in Rhinelander.
1997 Dr. Dunn sold that animal hospital and began to focus on the
Internet as a means of presenting sound advice to pet owners regarding
veterinary medical practices and procedures for dogs and cats.
That effort resulted in the creation of "ThePetCenter.com, The Internet
Animal Hospital", in 1998. The content of ThePetCenter.com
attracted the interest of PetFoodDirect.com and was subsequently sold
to the Pennsylvania company. Dr. Dunn was appointed Director of
Veterinary Services for PetFoodDirect.com where he recruited and
directed the nine veterinarian staff for the "Ask The Vet"
Dr. Dunn practices small animal
medicine and surgery in Wisconsin and the Naples, Florida, area and continues to
create content for his most recent Internet pet informational website at
TheAnswerVet.com. He continues to practice small animal medicine and
surgery as a part time relief doctor in several northern Wisconsin and SW
Florida areas. (During his varied career he has worked in over 30 different animal care facilities!)
Dr. Dunn is a member of the
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical
Association, and the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. He is licensed to practice veterinary medicine
in Wisconsin and Florida. For several years he wrote a monthly medical column
for Dog World Magazine and continues to write feature articles on pet health
care. He has consulted with various companies on veterinary issues.
enjoys Internet Commerce, website design and content writing, racquetball,
fishing, photography and a variety of outdoor activities. He
currently lives in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, with several rescue dogs that keep
him smiling every day.