Joi Sutton, DVM
365 Cypress Drive
Tequesta, Florida 33469
1993 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
1989 B.S. Biology, Oregon State University
2013: Founder and proprietor of Tequesta Veterinary Clinic, LLC
2011 – 2012: Founder and proprietor of Jupiter Tequesta Veterinary Housecalls, LLC.
2011 – 2019: Veterinary advisor for American Diabetes Wholesale. I wrote educational articles about pet diabetes and interacted with clients on a daily basis.
2011-2013: I contracted myself out to clinics in North Palm Beach County and South Martin County as a “relief vet”, filling in when their vets are on vacation or short-handed while also running a house call practice.
I am the Founder of Veterinary Ventures, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that brings veterinary care to the less fortunate animals of the world. We travel to 3rd world areas that lack veterinary care and provide large-scale spay/neuter campaigns as well as assist locals in providing sustainable health care for animals. Pictures and details of our campaigns are available at www.veterinaryventures.com. Since 2000 I’ve been on 11 international veterinary campaigns: 5 trips to the Cook Islands, one to Bora Bora, two to American Samoa, one to Thailand, one to Peru, one to Mexico. Our teams might be as many as 20 vets and techs or as few as 4. It is incredibly satisfying to work. The host country must provide housing and 2 meals per day for the volunteers in exchange for our efforts. It is the best way to see the world. Vet Ventures campaigns used to span a month, but currently, we run shorter campaigns due to the economy.
2007 – 2010: associate veterinarian at Moreland Veterinary Hospital in Portland, Oregon. During this time I also provided a home euthanasia service in the Portland area. It was a limited housecall practice, giving ill pets a helping hand to heaven.
2001- 2007: relief veterinarian in the Portland and Vancouver area (This suited me well as I used to spend 2 months each year doing volunteer veterinary work.)
December 1995 – December 2000: staff veterinarian at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital
May 1993 – December 1995: SE Portland Animal Hospital: staff veterinarian, Founder, and Director of the SE Portland Animal Hospital Blood Bank (At the time this was the 5th commercial blood bank in the United States.)
My last non-veterinary job was as a sweeper at Disneyland in 1991.