Jerry Wenger, DVM
Owner Veterinarian

The Ohio State University,
BS in Animal Science in 1979

The Ohio State University,
DVM in 1983

 

Dr. Jerry Wenger is the ninth in a family of eleven children.  He grew up on a 160-acre dairy farm in Dalton, Ohio.  From observing his parents and older siblings, he knew that he wanted to be involved in either medicine or farming when he grew up.  Among his siblings are two physicians, three nurses, a dairy farmer, and another veterinarian.  By becoming a farm-animal veterinarian, Dr. Wenger was able to combine both of his career interests.

He decided to apply to veterinary school once; if not accepted, he would take over the family dairy farm.  Dr. Wenger was accepted and went on to graduate from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.  His brother, who graduated from OSU two years earlier, was in practice at Orville Veterinary Clinic in Orrville, Ohio.  There was not enough work for the two Wengers in Orville at that time, so Dr. Wenger moved to Pennsylvania to work for Dr. J. Harold Landis at Smoketown Veterinary Hospital.

Being a single man at the time, Dr. Wenger thought he would practice for a year or two in PA.  Then, leaving his rookie mistakes in the Keystone State, he would return home to Ohio to join his brother in practice.  In the meantime, however, he met his future wife, Denise.  He got married, had four children (Clark, Louis, Emily, and Sally), bought a small farm, and forgot all about that job in Ohio!

Dr. Wenger likes making farm calls, especially in nice weather.  He considers it a real privilege to visit Lancaster County's beautifully scenic farms for a living.  He enjoys providing medical and surgical care to cattle and horses, and divides his time equally between farm calls and surgeries at the clinic.  When not at work, he may be doing a little farming of his own or spending a few hours on the golf course.  He and his wife attend Neffsville Mennonite Church.

 


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