Romie Lane warmly welcomes “Dr. Jen”. Dr. Wernsing hails from the Midwest and grew up on the East Coast, blossoming into a Georgia peach during her education. She graduated B.S. in biology & psychology from Emory University and DVM cum laude from University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Jen further trained at California Animal Hospital Department of Surgery completing her internship in 2000. After “following her nose” up the coast road and seeing the redwoods for the first time, she fell in love with the Monterey Bay area and community and has been here ever since. Dr. Jen has worked in many local veterinary hospitals as well as her own house call and full-service practices, and she created and founded Cottage Veterinary Care in Pacific Grove.
Dr. Jen has been working part-time and emergency care for the past several years to create a balanced family life while her children are growing. Dr. Jen adores spending time with her loving husband Frank and two amazing boys, Francesco and Marcello. When not in the office, catch her on the top of a mountain, as she loves outdoor adventures and hiking. At home, she enjoys gardening and baking and volunteering at school and with MEarth.
Dr. Jen’s favorite veterinary memories are bottle feeding “Martina” a baby gorilla while working at Yerkes Primate Center and intubating a tiger while in her internship. She is looking forward to meeting you and caring for your furry family members as well!