Jennifer Coval, DVM
Small Animal Education Expert
Dr. Jennifer Coval: Helping Clients Navigate Difficult Decisions
Dr. Jennifer Coval has had a love and a passion for working with animals from a young age. Now, she’s living out this passion as a small animal veterinarian here at Countryside.
“I remember being a kid and thinking how special animals were,” she recalls. “Science was always my favorite subject, and from there, it just all kind of fell into place.”
Dr. Coval grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee. Throughout her academic career, veterinary medicine was at the forefront of her mind, as vet school became a goal for her fairly early. She earned her undergraduate degree at Furman University, where she majored in biology, and later attended vet school at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.
Dr. Coval has brought a wealth of experience to Countryside, as she was previously an associate in two other practices in the greater Atlanta area, one of which she worked with for 16 years.
Two of Dr. Coval’s greatest strengths are preventative medicine and owner education.
“There’s so much we can do to help pets live longer,” she says. “I really enjoy talking to clients about that.”
When discussing owner education, Dr. Coval indicated two major points that are essential to proper pet care: Vaccines and nutrition.
“Nutrition is something that’s super simple,” she says. “Food by itself can sometimes be like a medicine.”
Another strength of Dr. Coval’s is her ability to walk pet owners through even the most difficult decisions. When presented with diagnoses no one wants to hear, she is there to listen, answer questions, and present her clients with all applicable treatment plans to ensure their pet is receiving the best possible care.
She looks forward to bringing her love of customer care to Countryside, and she already feels a kinship with the other practitioners here who feel the same way she does.
She describes Countryside as “a family atmosphere – everyone is kind of there working together and helping make the day run smoothly.”
Outside of Work
- Dr. Coval loves cooking & trying new recipes with her husband and son
- They also enjoy hiking, and they've visited destinations like Vogel State Park and Tallulah Gorge
- Dr. Coval loves to read as well. Her favorite genres include sci-fi, mystery, and historical fiction