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Updated 7/2018

Thomas Joseph Dunn, Jr.  ( T.J.)


GRADUATE    DVM degree   U.of Illinois, Class of 1970 

Licensed to practice in WISCONSIN…
Licensed to practice in FLORIDA…

MEMBER     American Veterinary Medical Association

2001 - Present:   Self employed small animal relief veterinarian.  Create and manage various e-commerce websites and personal/business websites. Recently completed 4 years writing a monthly column on canine health care topics for Dog World Magazine and continue to provide Feature Articles for the magazine.

2000 - Present:  Staff veterinarian practicing medicine and surgery in several small animal practices in northern Wisconsin and Naples, Florida.

1999 - 2003:  Created, “The Internet Animal Hospital” which was voted the Second Best Dog Internet Website by, an online pet food and supply retail store based in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania purchased content.  Hired by as the Director of Veterinary Services and provided written and photographic content and maintained and updated  This site currently has over 220 pages of pet health care information. I provided input on strategic planning, website content development, website editorial activities, and marketing strategies and managed eight veterinarians in the “Ask The Vet” online pet health question and answer service.

1998 - Present:  Established Soo Lake Enterprises, an Internet website design company.1997 - Present:  Work as a relief veterinarian in various animal hospitals.

1991 - 1997:   Established and directed The Feed Bag, a 2000 square foot pet food and supply retail store adjacent to Dunn Animal Hospital.

1986 - 1997:   Established and directed Dunn Animal Hospital in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

1983 - 1986: Hired by Foster and Smith, Inc., Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  Responsibilities included working as a staff veterinarian at three different animal hospitals and at The Northwoods Wildlife Center, a wildlife rehabilitation center, as a volunteer veterinarian.

1979 - 1982:  Established the Eagle River Animal Hospital with a partner, Dr. Rory Foster, in Eagle River, Wisconsin and worked at Alta View Animal Hospital in Greenfield, Wisconsin until relocating to Aspen, Colorado.

1971 - 1982:  Established and directed Lakeview Animal Hospital in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, the area’s first fully equipped small animal hospital.  Established and operated a 32-foot mobile animal clinic to service outlying communities.

1970 - 1971:  Staff veterinarian at Boone Animal Hospital, Western Springs, Illinois, a multi-practitioner small animal hospital.  Relocated to establish my own practice, Lake View Animal Hospital, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

1963:  Graduated from New Trier High School, Winnetka, Illinois.
1970:  Graduated from University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine.
Degrees:   BS in Veterinary Medicine and DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).

Completed the ASIF Orthopedic seminar on Internal Fixation of Fractures
Completed 2 day seminar on Laser Surgery
Continually stay licensed by completing annual Continuing Education conferences

WRITING EXPERIENCE  Member: Dog Writers Association of America.
The past four years I have written a monthly column on canine health care topics for Dog World Magazine for four years. The column was called “The Doctor Is In.”  I have published articles on subjects such as Blastomycosis for Modern Veterinary Practice, and general interest articles on pet nutrition for Dog World Magazine, Pet Food Industry and Gun Dog Magazine.  Other publications where my articles have appeared are: Natural Pet Magazine, Great Dane Register, Spaniels In The Field, Veterinary Economics, Bird Dog and Retriever News, Mushing Magazine, and The Retriever News.  Additionally, I was chief writer for The Kennel Healthline (formerly The Kennel Doctor), a nationally distributed monthly newsletter for dog owners published by Dog World Magazine. Various articles have appeared in breed newsletters, Internet sites, and in newspapers. One fictional short novel awaits publication.  

PERSONAL NOTES  I am comfortable working with Microsoft WORD, PowerPoint Presentation, EXCEL and various Web Design programs.  I have taken classes in Adobe PhotoShop, Fireworks, and am proficient in the use of Paint Shop Pro graphics design program.  I have created a number of websites and am comfortable working in that venue.

I have a strong personal conviction regarding proper health care practices for pets, especially for dogs and cats.  An outgrowth of this interest resulted in the development and eventual sale of and  I feel it is very important for pet owners to have a reliable source for rational information about pet nutrition and about modern veterinary care for their animals.   I am especially interested in Internet commerce and own top-level domain names including such active domains as, The Many of these are generating revenue as affiliate websites.

Free-time interests include fishing and photography.