About Dr Jessica Kenworthy
For as long as I can remember, animals have always been my number one passion. Whether it was asking my parents to buy me every soft toy animal under the sun, bringing tanbark inside the house for my pretend zoo enclosures or watching countless videos of the crocodile hunter, my calling was with all things furry, scaly or feathery.
However, my desire and interest for the veterinary profession came later in life when I discovered biology at school. Combining my inherent fascination for the biological world and love for animals, pursuing a career as a veterinarian was just meant to be.
I am so grateful for the journey that I am on to better myself as a veterinarian. It makes me so happy coming into work every day to meet new people and helping them and their pets in times of need.
My main goal is to provide our clients and their animals with a friendly, caring and comfortable environment every time they walk into a consult room. With the support of the incredible staff at Lynbrook vet, I aim to deliver a service that practices a high level of compassion, animal welfare and veterinary medicine. We always endeavour to make everyone’s experience at Lynbrook vet a positive one and a place people trust with their pets.
Qualifications and Training
I graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2019 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with Honours. I was also recognised on the Dean’s Honours List in 2018 during my veterinary studies. I have recently completed a rotating internship at Southpaws Speciality, Emergency and Referral Hospital, where I gained further insight and training in areas of veterinary emergency, internal medicine and surgery. I have a particular interest and passion for small animal surgery and one day hope to gain membership into the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists for small animal surgery.
My family and interests
Outside of work, I am a dedicated cat mum alongside my partner Matt, to a notoriously cheeky Bengal cat called Jasper and a Central Bearded Dragon called Nemo. My family also has two Red and White Irish Setters called Marley and Milly who I adore and see at least once a week. When I’m not caring for animals at the clinic, I like to spend most of my time with family and friends. My other interests include singing and playing guitar, water skiing, snowboarding, travelling and food!