Dr. Jessica Pizzillo is originally from Virginia Beach, VA. She earned her bachelor of science from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Tech University.
Dr. Pizzillo completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, NY, and practiced in Brooklyn for seven years. She moved to Las Vegas to escape the cold winters and to have better access to outdoor recreation. Dr. Pizzillo joined the Pet Health family in the spring of 2017.
While Dr. Pizzillo enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, one of her greatest interests is in geriatric medicine. She has a soft spot for all the sweet seniors and loves working with pet parents to keep them as happy and healthy for as long as possible. She combined that interest in geriatric medicine with her love of physical activities and a fascination in the ways in which exercise can benefit the bodies of both people and pets. Now certified in canine rehabilitation, through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Dr. Pizzillo provides consultations and treatment options for pets with debilitating medical conditions get back to normal mobility and an active lifestyle.
She currently shares her home with Isabella (a 14–year-old pit bull who is largely responsible for her love of senior pets), Duncan (adventure cat and BFF to Isabella), and Lola (a robust feline who is a connoisseur of kibble and sunbathing). When Dr. Pizzillo is not working, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, vegan cooking, and reading.