Jodi Lovejoy, DVM

Jodi Lovejoy, DVM graduated Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and practiced mixed-animal veterinary medicine until 1995 when she joined the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) as a field veterinarian. She continues to work for BOAH as the District 8 Field Veterinarian, Animal Welfare Specialist, and Director of the Commercial Dog Breeder and Broker Program. Daily work includes animal welfare, emergency preparedness, and tasks involving a variety of animal disease and public health issues. She introduced the use of standardized body condition scoring systems for evaluating animal(s) welfare to BOAH and subsequently to law enforcement via investigations. She has been directly involved in over 150 animal welfare investigations with law enforcement and/or animal control and has indirectly assisted with multiple investigations for other BOAH field veterinarians. She has testified in multiple court cases. She provides training on animal welfare topics to law enforcement, animal control, humane societies, first responders, other BOAH field staff, and at various veterinary association meetings. She received the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association’s “One Welfare” Veterinary Service Award in 2018. Dr. Lovejoy lives on a hobby farm with her husband and a menagerie of animals.

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