Joining our canine nutrition show on Feb. 23rd is Dr T.J. Dunn, DVM, who brings a high level of expertise to the discussion.
Dr. Dunn attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and the University of Illinois in Champaign where he received the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1970. His first employment was with a four-doctor practice in a Chicago suburb. After that he established the first small animal hospital in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He also directed a mobile animal hospital from a 32 ft. Winnebago that serviced outlying towns in northern Wisconsin in the early 1980s. With Rory Foster, DVM, he established another animal hospital in Eagle River, Wisconsin. In 1989 he established a third animal hospital in Rhinelander with a pet food and supply store attached.
In 1997 Dr. Dunn sold that animal hospital and began to focus on the Internet as a means of presenting to pet owners sound advice regarding veterinary medical practices and procedures for dogs and cats. That effort resulted in creating ThePetCenter.com, The Internet Animal Hospital, in 1998. The content of ThePetCenter.com attracted the interest of PetFoodDirect.com, America’s Pet Store on the Web, and was subsequently sold to the Pennsylvania company. Dr. Dunn was appointed the Director Veterinary Services for PetFoodDirect.com where he recruited and directed the nine veterinarian staff for the “Ask The Vet” program for PetFoodDirect.com. He practices small animal medicine and surgery in Naples, Florida, and northern Wisconsin.
Dr. Dunn is a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. He is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Wisconsin and Florida. For several years he wrote a monthly column for Dog World Magazine and continues to write feature articles on pet health care. He has consulted with various companies on veterinary issues. He enjoys internet commerce, website design and content writing, fishing, photography and a variety of outdoor activities.