Dr. Jenny Oglesby, DVM
Dr. Jenny Oglesby has a passion for internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, preventive care, and exotic pet care. Born in California, she came to Colorado as a youth with her military family after living and traveling to numerous other places. Dr. Oglesby said that she first fell in love with veterinary medicine when, as a teenager living in Panama, her horse became injured and she had to treat him with IV antibiotics and wound poultices. Her passion was solidified after working at an animal hospital as a receptionist and kennel attendant in Colorado Springs while in high school.
Dr. Oglesby completed undergraduate coursework in Biology with a minor in Anatomy/Neurobiology and achieved her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Colorado State University. After this, she participated in a 1-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in West Los Angeles. Prior to joining West Ridge Animal Hospital, Dr. Oglesby worked at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver for five years and then at a general practice in Fort Collins for three years.
When not interacting with her Clients and Patients, Dr. Oglesby enjoys reading, running, volunteer work (making sustainable hygiene products for girls and women in underdeveloped countries), and hiking with her husband and daughter. Her house-pets were all adopted from her previous hospitals: a “tripod” cat (Hemi), two dogs with neuro issues (Farley and Elzee), a three-toed box turtle (Baxter), and one rabbit (Mungo). She describes her favorite part of veterinary medicine as the way the Veterinarian helps keep pets healthy and helps sick ones feel better, thus preserving the human-animal bond between them and their person.