Dr. Jennifer Schoonover grew up on a small farm in Northeastern Oklahoma where her family raised beef cattle. Throughout junior high and high school she was very active in youth rodeo. She attended Oklahoma State University where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science in 1997 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Her first year as a veterinarian was spent in rural Ohio in a mixed animal practice while her husband, Dr. Mike Schoonover, completed an equine internship. They returned to Stillwater in 2001 after Mike accepted an equine surgery residency at their Alma Mater. During this time, Dr. Schoonover engaged in a variety of different veterinary medical endeavors including full-time private practice, part-time relief work, low cost spay/neuter programs and teaching anesthesia methods to veterinary students at OSU. In 2004, Dr. Schoonover and her husband relocated to Lexington, Oklahoma. Her relief practice led her to Sooner Veterinary Hospital where, following a short temporary position, she practiced as an associate veterinarian for 10 years. In January of 2015, Dr. Schoonover purchased Sooner Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Donald Russell. She has been an OVMA member for 16 years and is currently very involved, participating on committees and organizing events such as the Oklahoma State Fair birthing center and surgical suite. Jennifer and Mike have 2 sons, William and Garrett, that are active in many sports along with their local 4H program where they have taken an interest in showing goats. As an avid OSU fan, Jennifer enjoys all OSU sporting events when not working or involved in her son’s activities.