About the Author

Dr. Jessica Wilson is a native New Yorker and a 2010 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts. She completed her clinical year of training at the University of Minnesota and completed a residency in dentistry and oral surgery at VCA Alameda East in Denver, Colorado. Shortly after completing her residency, Dr. Wilson moved to southern California, where her interest in physical health and wellness developed. She began competing in local bodybuilding competitions and eventually earned professional bodybuilding status with the International Federation of Bodybuilding in 2015. Her veterinary focus shifted from dentistry and oral surgery to end-of-life care in 2017. Until recently, Dr. Wilson served families in southern California through Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice. She is preparing to sit for examinations to become a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.