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 husband and daughter on the Channel Island of Alderney, which is where she grew up. 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 couple of chickens.

I love trying to explain complex medical topics as simply as I can - it's a bit of a challenge. I also love coming up with new ways to make learning about pet health fun!

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

Seven tips I picked up from Crufts for a better behaved dog — and anyone can try them!

It’s hard to explain the atmosphere at Crufts to someone who has never been. The…
Joanna Woodnutt

Can a Dog be Vegan?

With climate change and ethical considerations turning lots of people towards veganism, you might be…
Joanna Woodnutt

Vet Quotes for Pet Lovers Centre

Sometimes, your article needs an expert quote to stand out. When Pet Lovers Centre wanted…