Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Jennifer (Jenni) Doll graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 and worked as an associate in private small animal practice near Seattle until 1999. After moving to Iowa, Dr. Doll worked with a number of animal welfare organizations and has testified in several neglect cases. She has also worked with law enforcement in cases involving cougars, emus, a black bear and other wildlife.
In 2010, Dr. Doll was awarded the first-ever Direct Care Practitioner of the Year by the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association presented – by HSVMA Leadership Council member and Paw Project team member Dr. Nicholas Dodman – for her work in helping prosecute animal cruelty cases and as a founder of the non-profit, Witty Kitties Inc., that cares for special needs cats and provides medical care for rescued wildlife. Jenni has helped sedate and move a 600 pound boar from an interstate median and has been bitten by a timber rattlesnake, which caused disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, then shock. Forty-four vials of antivenin later she was back at work. Currently, Jenni and Witty Kitties have in their care a 10-foot alligator and several caimans and giant pythons, but for some reason, no timber rattlers.
In 2013, Dr. Doll opened the Iowa Humane Alliance Veterinary Services. Since then the clinic has performed over 23,000 surgeries using methods set forth by the Humane Alliance. Recently, she led a post-film discussion of “The Paw Project” documentary at the Marcus Coral Ridge Cinema in Coralville Iowa.