Jenna Castner Hauck

 

Owner & Co-Founder

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

 

A graduate of Georgetown University, Dr. Jenna earned her veterinary degree from the University of Florida in 2003. Following her training at UF, Jenna completed a one year internship in small animal internal medicine and surgery at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist, and has studied Chinese Herbal Therapy and Food Therapy through the world renowned Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. She practiced both acupuncture and conventional veterinary medicine at Coastal Veterinary Hospital before establishing Veterinary Acupuncture and Wellness in 2011. Dr. Jenna also sees patients at Southeast Veterinary Oncology and Medicine

You may have also seen Dr. Jenna on the nationally syndicated television show "Animal Attractions".


Dr. Jenna is married to Matthew Hauck. They reside in Jacksonville Beach with their three cats and two dogs. She enjoys traveling, cooking, surfing, and enjoying life in sunny Florida with her family and friends!


Julia Sturm

 


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Animal Chiropractic

 

I grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Michigan State University, first with a degree in Medical Technology, followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1981.

Like many new graduates, I spent the first part of my career in conventional veterinary clinical practice.  That was followed by a stint with the Federal government for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services.  At some point, I knew that that I wanted to come back to clinical medicine, but it wasn't until I took my first acupuncture course that I knew I'd finally "come home".  I simply felt a deep connection to this beautiful and ancient form of medicine, and, quite suddenly, the world seen through this lens made sense to me.

The rest, as they say, is history.  I became certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and my acupuncture training became the springboard to extensive study in Chinese herbal medicine at the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts, followed by coursework in both veterinary chiropractic care and craniosacral  therapy.  And many, many hours of study in all of these modalities thereafter - my husband calls me his professional student!

After owning a busy integrative veterinary practice in Maryland for numerous years, my husband and I made the decision upon his retirement to relocate to Ponte Vedra in late 2014.  I have family here, and both of us were worn out by Maryland winters - we are not cold weather people! When asked if I was retired I always said, yes, at least for now, but I think I knew that I wasn't yet done.  I'm grateful to have the opportunity to keep my hands, heart, and mind in this form of veterinary practice, with Dr. Jenna, and look forward to knowing you and caring for your beloved companions.  

Julia Sturm


Courtney Cone

 

Retired
Cofounder
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Certified in Animal Chiropractic

 

Dr Courtney earned her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from the University of Georgia. After completing her studies there in 1995, she began practicing veterinary medicine in Jacksonville Florida.  In early 2012, Dr. Courtney and Dr. Jenna became partners in Veterinary Acupuncture and Wellness, and opened their Jacksonville Beach location.


Dr. Courtney completed her studies in both veterinary acupuncture and animal chiropractic in 2001. Her certifications are recognized by The Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine and by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association respectively. She has completed additional studies in Chinese Herbal Therapy and Food Therapy through the Chi Institute as well.


With her many years of experience, she became an expert in her specialty. She has also enjoyed sharing her knowledge with other veterinarians visiting the practice and as an instructor of Veterinary Acupuncture at the Chi Institute.



Dr. Courtney is married to Dr. Dave OBrien. They reside in Ponte Vedra Beach. She enjoys yoga, fitness training, and rides horses competitively in dressage.


Christa M. Black

 

Small Animal Massage Practitioner

 

Christa M. Black, S.A.M.P is a certified and insured small animal massage practitioner. She graduated from the Northwest School of Animal Massage, one of the few accredited, hands-on schools for animal massage in the U.S. Her previous experience was at a Veterinary Rehabilitation Specialty Center located in West Chester, PA.

Christa began offering her services at Veterinary Acupuncture and Wellness in June of 2013. 


Erin Houston

 

Veterinary Technician

 

She is the muscle that keeps the days running smooth and is a superb technician. She assists in the application of laser therapy and acupuncture treatments. Erin joined us in January of 2012.