Professional Bio

Since graduating from the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016, Dr Joanna Woodnutt worked in companion animal practice in the Midlands. She worked for a number of practices and branches doing medicine, surgery, and feline-only practice as well as out-of-hours emergency work. In 2019, Joanna left full time practice and now works as a locum/relief vet in the Channel Islands.

Joanna lives with her partner, Ian, on the Channel Island of Alderney- which is where she grew up. They also run a plant nursery and organic salad farm called Little Island Leaves. In the summer, Jo likes kayak fishing on the north coast of the island, and loves to cook fresh mackerel with a simple, home-grown, green salad!

Vet Joanna Woodnutt holding dog with beach in background
Freelance vet writer Joanna Woodnutt with dog Pixie

Jo’s Pets

Jo currently has one dog, Pixie, a rescued crossbreed terrier weighing just 6kg! She likes to joke that Pixie is badly behaved but she’s alright really- she’s just got terrible recall! Jo also has a flock of chickens, and regularly takes care of her mum’s ancient cats (Little Bear and Molly) and a herd of free-range pigs.

Some fun facts

Favourite animal

Giraffe – I just love those necks!

Favourite holiday

Skiing in Scotland

Coffee or tea?

Tea! I drink a lot of it when I’m working!

My Work

Here you can see my recent work.

Joanna Woodnutt

Can a Dog be Vegan?

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Lymphoma in Cats

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Vet Quotes for Pet Lovers Centre

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