Dr. Chaffer

Dr. Jacqueline Chaffer





Position here at Otterkill: Associate Veterinarian

Educational Background: Long Beach High School- Long Beach, Long Island NY Class of 1995
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Class of 1999, Bachelor of Science Major: Bacteriology
St George's University School of Veterinary Medicine- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
St. George's Grenada, West Indies Class of 2008 Clinical Year: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, MN

Number of Family Animal Companions: 2

Name(s) and Breed(s): "Grayson" - 3 year old lab mix, "Harvey" - 2 year old domestic short hair

Hobbies I enjoy: Cooking/wine, travel, yoga, watching college/professional football and hockey, gardening (although Iím not very good at it...yet ;)

Special things I have done with animals: I did my externship at the Minnesota Zoo where I got to go behind the scenes during feeding for the Siberian tigers, helped on a dental on one of the tigers as well.
I did zoo rotations in my clinical year and helped assist the female orangutan with pregnancy issues as well as the female giraffe
Survived a Class 5 hurricane on the island of Grenada and relocated to North Carolina State University for a term while rebuilding in Grenada took place and tagged dolphins for research purposes.

"I love to be a part of the Otterkill Animal Hospital healthcare team because": Everyone here genuinely cares for animals and people that love them!

Professional Memberships:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • New York State Veterinary Medical Society
  • Hudson Valley Veterinary Medical Association
  • Westchester Rockland Veterinary Medical Society (previously)