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Author Biography

Little Critters Animal Hospital, Jill Patt, DVM


I’ve been a practicing veterinarian in Mesa, Arizona at a small animal and exotic pet hospital. My focus while obtaining my DVM degree was in small and exotic animals. The term “small animals” in veterinary medicine is used to refer to dogs and cats. While the term “exotic animals” indicates birds, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, rodents, and other “unusual” pets. Because I’ve kept, shown, raised and basically spent my life with all of the above types of animals I felt that this species tract was the perfect choice for me. My ultimate goal in my practice of veterinary medicine is to provide my furry, feathered, or scaly patients with the care and attention their guardians would expect for themselves. All my life, my home has been filled to overflowing with “little critters” of all types. As long as I can remember I wished to become a veterinarian and have worked towards that goal. I was fortunate enough to attend WSU where I completed my bachelors in veterinary science, graduating Magna Cum Laude. I also obtained my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from WSU where I was a member of the veterinary honors society of phi zeta and again graduated Magna Cum Laude. In 2012 I married a wonderful man who is a practicing human pharmacist. I’m fortunate that my husband shares my passion for animals and understands my dedication to patient care

Jill M. Patt, DVM

About Littlecrittersvet

Little Critters Animal Hospital, Jill Patt, DVM


My web site is intended to be a guide where I can provide information as well as links to other sites I have found helpful. This site is by no means intended to be all inclusive and this is especially true on the dog/cat section. I’ve found that there are literally tons of sites with excellent dog/cat libraries and therefore I don’t intend to try to reinvent the wheel. I will, however, supply content in the dog/cat section on subjects that I frequently discuss with clients and I’ll be adding more information over time. I’ve also provided extensive dog/cat links to some sites that I think may be helpful to pet owners as well as members of the veterinary community. The same largely holds true for the exotic animal sites, except that I believe there is a smaller body of information available on many of our exotic pets. Therefore, I’ll again provide links, but will also include more on-site pet health care information for our exotic species such as birds, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets and rodents. Lastly, I’ve include a wildlife rehabilitation (rehab) page to help with information on specific types of Arizona wildlife and an Arizona pet care page with information specific to our AZ pets. This is a new project for me and is currently a work in progress. I hope you’ll continue to check back with us as we update and add information over time.