|Thomas Joseph Dunn, Jr. ( T.J.)
DVM degree U.of Illinois, Class of 1970
Licensed to practice in WISCONSIN…
Licensed to practice in FLORIDA…
American Veterinary Medical Association
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
ThePetCenter.com, “The Internet Animal Hospital”
which was voted the Second Best Dog Internet
Website by About.com. PetFoodDirect.com, an online
pet food and supply retail store based in
Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania purchased ThePetCenter.com
content. Hired by PetFoodDirect.com as the
Director of Veterinary Services and provided written and
photographic content and maintained and updated
ThePetCenter.com. 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
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
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
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,
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
EXPERIENCE Member: Dog Writers Association of
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.
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
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
Logo-Gear.com, BadgerGear.com. The AnswerVet.com.and LogoJerseys.com. Many of these are
generating revenue as affiliate websites.
Free-time interests include
fishing and photography.