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Jessica Hekman, DVM, MS

Jessica Hekman, DVM, MS

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Intern Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida

Dr. Hekman is an intern in shelter medicine at UF. She obtained her DVM from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as an MS in Comparative Biomedical Sciences for work on stress in hospitalized dogs. Before veterinary school, she enjoyed an eleven year career as a computer programmer in online publishing, after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in medieval studies. Her interests include animal behavior, animal welfare, preventive medicine, and population medicine. She lives with her husband and two dogs.


  • MS, Comparative Biomedical Science, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2012
  • DVM, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine 2012
  • AB, History and Literature, Harvard University, 1995


  • Tufts Cummings School Foster Scholarship, 2011

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