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Dr. Jennifer Lavender

Dr Jennifer Lavender of Metro Paws Animal Hospital

Dr. Lavender grew up in Dallas – attending Lakewood, Armstrong, and University Park elementry schools. She continued at McCullough Middle School and finally graduated from Highland Park High School in 3 years in 1991. After high school, she completed a degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Lavender took two years off between her undergraduate and professional studies. During that time, she worked in veterinary medicine in London before returning to Dallas. Once home, she worked at Southwestern Medical Center in the Animal Diagnostic Lab. This experience helped foster an interest in laboratory techniques and diagnostics.

Dr. Lavender graduated from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. After graduation, she worked in a busy general practice in Houston before starting an internship at the Veterinary Emergency Referral Group, Inc. This year long internship focused on internal medicine and critical care.

Finally back to Dallas in 2003 after completing her internship, Dr. Lavender worked in several of the metroplex’s general practices and emergency facilities. She also operates a mobile surgery business which provides primarily orthopedic services for local practices that do not perform such procedures.

Dr. Lavender is proud to perform surgeries for

Dr. Lavender has been involved with SNN since it’s inception

See Dr. Lavender in surgery

Her family consists of the following:

Eight legged
Daisy – Rose Haired Tarantula

Four legged
Tiger – cat

Three legged
Mitzu – cat
Tres – dog

Two legged
Wilson – son, born 2004
Allie – daughter, born 2006

No legged
Goldie – ball python

Dr. Lavender is on the board of directors for the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group (FWADG), and Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project (KCAAP).

Dr. Lavender supports Camp Grady Spruce. She hopes that every young person that desires to go to camp can find the means to do so. If you would like to support the Partners Campaign to give the gift of camp to all children, please click the link to find further information on Camp Grady Spruce, and details on fundraising efforts.

Get a copy of “Saying Goodbye to Buddy” – a book intended to help children process and grieve the loss of pet. Written by Jennifer Walz and Jinna Russel. Featuring Jennifer Lavender, DVM

— SNN (Spay Neuter Network) – Board of Directors – 2010 to present
— Boy Scout Pack 862 Advancement Chair – 2011 to 2014
— Hexter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Magnet Advisory Committee – 2011 to 2012
— Hexter Howl Book Drive Chair – 2009 to 2014
— supporter of YMCA Camp Grady Spruce (camper, staff, alumni) (1985 – present)

Dr. Lavender is also a proud member of the Dallas Derby Devils team, The High Seas Hotties. Click to follow the team.


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