Jonathan Grindley, DVM
Undergrad: Baruch College (Manhattan, NY)
Vet School: Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (North Grafton, MA)
Why Emergency Medicine:
Emergency medicine is among the most exciting and fascinating branches of veterinary medicine. On any given day, we are challenged to investigate a multitude of diseases involving any and every body system. Also, being in a position to support people and their pets through some of their darkest moments is extremely rewarding. Seeing an animal walk away happy is the culmination of a job well done.
Get to know me
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
My superpower would be the ability to extract and expel disease (reference the character John Coffey from Stephen King’s “The Green Mile”). To merely touch something/someone and make them healthy again is the most valuable gift someone could give.
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working:
Spending time with family, friends, and my dog, Nutmeg. Photography and seeking out new experiences is cool too.
What has been the most rewarding part of your career/position?
My most recent chapter since joining VEG has been the most fulfilling for me. I don’t mean to discount the amazing experiences I’ve had in the profession thus far, but having the responsibility of taking care of a hospital (and everyone within) is a real privilege.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is:
“Pay yourself first – financially, emotionally, and spiritually. Prioritize the things that make you complete and whole”.