Jennifer Koehl, VMD

Jennifer Koehl, VMD

  • Assistant Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
  • One Health Minor Coordinator
  • Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
108E AVBS Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • One Health
  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Small Animal Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Medical School Matriculation


  • Pennsylvania State University: Masters of Professional Studies: Homeland Security: Public Health Preparedness. 2021-Current
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine: Veterinarian Medicinae Doctoris (VMD). 2008
  • University of Scranton: Bachelor's of Science in Biology, Minors Biochemistry and Theology. 2004

Dr. Jennifer Koehl is a 2008 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked in small animal general practice, emergency, and relief roles throughout her career in addition to adjunct teaching.  

Dr. Koehl began teaching for Pennsylvania State University in 2017 in the Biology Department at Penn State Altoona where she led anatomy and physiology courses for health professions majors. More recently, she assumed the role of Assistant Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator at Penn State’s main campus for Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences majors. She is developing two courses: Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and One Health Disasters.  

Her passions are One Health curriculum and emerging infectious diseases. She loves One Health and Public Health so much she is currently completing a master’s degree program called Homeland Security: Public Health Preparedness which she will use to promote her One Health platform. She was an elected board of trustee member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association through 2022. 

Never one to back down from a challenge, Dr. Koehl pursued a winding career path and made her employment choices out of both necessity and passion. She is adept at finding transferrable skills in veterinarians and is happy to share her story for career inspiration. She created and still administrates a social media page dedicated to non-clinical veterinary positions in North America.