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Joanna Woodnutt, MRCVS

Joanna Woodnutt, MRCVS

Dr. Joanna Woodnutt is an experienced companion animal veterinarian who is passionate about helping clients worldwide to understand their pets. She’s fascinated by the human-animal bond and believes the best way to help your pets is by helping you to understand them from the inside out. She recently moved back home to an island of 2,000 people with her partner Ian and their rescue terrier Pixie.


  • 3+ years experience in companion animal medicine
  • Freelance veterinary writer 
  • Three bachelor’s degrees in veterinary medicine (BVM, BVS, BVMedSci)
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS)


After graduating from university as a veterinarian, Dr. Woodnutt went on to practice in a companion animal practice in the U.K. She spent nearly three years in two practices, working with a variety of dogs, cats, and exotic species. She is currently self-employed and works as a locum/relief veterinarian part-time. She spends the rest of her week writing about animals. In addition to contributing content to Great Pet Care, her work has been published in a variety of pet magazines and blogs, including Edition Dog, Your Cat, Breed Advisor, and Vet Help Direct


Dr. Woodnutt completed her veterinary degrees at the University of Nottingham. She also completed further coursework in dentistry, nutrition, behavior, and end-of-life care.

Expertise: Dogs, cats, and exotic species

Education: University of Nottingham

Location: Alderney, Channel Islands, United Kingdom

Title: Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Veterinary Surgery, Bachelor of Veterinary Medical Sciences