Before devoting herself to veterinary medicine, Dr. Jessica Chandler studied violin at the Julliard School of Music in Manhattan. During her coursework, she started volunteering at the local ASPCA to satisfy her other lifelong passion: animals. It didn’t take long for Dr. Chandler to come to a decision. A career in veterinary medicine was the future that she wanted for herself!
Dr. Chandler grew up in North Bellmore, Long Island, New York with her parents and sister. She started her animal-care journey by volunteering as an assistant at the ASPCA, then enrolled in Columbia University’s pre-med program to complete her prerequisite coursework for veterinary school. Dr. Chandler also volunteered at various Long Island veterinary clinics and a wildlife rehabilitation facility during this time.
Dr. Chandler was accepted into her dream school, Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, to complete her Doctorate. She joined the team here at Whitestone Veterinary Care and at the Animal Medical Hospital after graduation, and is thrilled to now work in the clinic that her family has taken their own pets to for many years.
As a veterinarian, Dr. Chandler enjoys internal medicine, pain management, and nutrition. She’s also partial to feline medicine and enjoys navigating the unique intricacies of cats.
In her time away from work, Dr. Chandler is still an avid violinist and even teaches students ranging in age from seven to 15 one day a week. She also likes singing, attending Broadway musicals, reading, cooking and trying out new recipes, and spending time with her own pets at home. Dr. Chandler has three loveable cats: Sheba, a grey tabby; an orange tabby named Peaches; and Patches, Peaches’ sibling.
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Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 4pm
DOCTOR ON CALL UNTIL 11PM