Dr. Jamie Rothenburger is originally from Radisson, Saskatchewan and attended the University of Alberta prior to enrolling in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Following graduation in 2010, Dr. Rothenburger worked as a small animal veterinarian in rural Alberta. The following year, she began training in anatomic pathology and obtained a MVetSc degree in 2012 and completed the Senior Residency in 2013 at the WCVM.
Dr. Rothenburger is a PhD student at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario and a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. In addition to researching wild rats, conducting autopsies and reading biopsies, she is an active science communicator to the general public with regular contributions to the Western Producer, Canadian Dog Fancier, and Twitter.
Ever since she was shown the declaw procedure during a surgical lab in veterinary school, she has been adamantly opposed to declawing cats. “I was shocked to learn a declaw was actually an amputation and I’m sure many cat owners would feel the same if they knew.” Dr. Rothenburger has never declawed a cat and never will.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, crocheting and learning about animal behaviour and training. This includes clicker training her two cats, Sencha and Cleo, her dog Marty and her horse, Tesoro.