Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica Brown


Jessica Brown, WA, United States

Jessica Brown, WA, United States

Age:  37

School:  Saint Martins University and Western Washington University, 2001

Place of Employment:  Guaranteed Education Tuition and Yelm Veterinary Hospital

Q:  Tell us about yourself and your experience with animals?

A:  My love of animals pretty much started the day I was born. Growing up with a father as a veterinarian (Dr. Jerry Brown -IVM leader), it was natural to be surrounded by pets, clients` pets and wildlife. Since I can remember, I have been my dad`s assistant, helping on farm calls, raising orphaned wildlife, and nursing patients back to health –to officially assisting as a job for over 20 years. I am so grateful to have grown up with such an amazing father who has taught me the value of empathy and compassion for helping animals in every capacity.

Q:  What is a fun fact about yourself?

A:  I am a metalsmith artist–focusing on metal jewelry that incorporates seaglass or shells.

Q:  What do you love about World Vets?

A:  World Vets is such an amazing organization because it allows people to provide veterinary care to those in need while also giving you the opportunity to learn. I love how passionate and dedicated World Vets is in making a positive impact around the world.

Q:  What motivates you to volunteer with World Vets?

A:  Watching my dad volunteer and lead with World Vets for the past 10 years has definitely inspired me to volunteer my own time and veterinary skills to do my part in making a difference in the world.  It gives me the opportunity to travel, experience cultures and spend time with awesome, like-minded individuals who all enjoy animals and giving back.  I also love being able to participate with my dad and share the rewarding experience with him.

Q:  What was your favorite World Vets moment?

A:  My favorite moment was during the outreach portion of Granada IVM. The owner of the casa where we set up our station was incredibly grateful for us being there and quickly made a connection to my dad and myself. When it was time for us to leave, the homeowner got teared up and told us that he was very sad to see us go. It was definitely a lasting experience that fed my spirit.

World Vets simply could not operate without our amazing volunteers and cannot thank them enough.  Click here to join the World Vets volunteer team!