Our Veterinarians

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The Frisco Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Frisco and surrounding areas. At Frisco Animal Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

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Dr. Thomas Fatora

I am a 1982 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I started my career in Summit County in 1986 by working for Dr Forrest Cole at Animal Hospital of the High County. This practice was the first to open in Summit County and was located at 7th & Galena in Frisco in a log cabin that had been saved from the old town of Dillon before the town was lost to Lake Dillon reservoir. I purchased the practice from Dr. Cole in 1989. In 1992 I moved the practice out of the little log cabin and into a facility I had built at 7th & Granite St. In 1999 I sold the practice to Dr. Paul Veralli. I was away for a while but over time I found myself back in the practice I sold, working full time for Dr. Veralli. In 2005 the practice was in temporary quarters in the Boardwalk building as the hospital was disassembled, expanded and remodeled and moved to its current location of Frisco Animal Hospital at 700 N Summit Blvd.

I have been through this hospital’s various incarnations and have come full circle. Dr. Veralli has left Frisco Animal Hospital and I am back to my role as the managing veterinarian. It feels good to be home.

I bring a broad base of experience and skill in clinical practice and surgery to Frisco Animal Hospital. I have a special interest in veterinary dentistry. I find that addressing problems in the pet’s mouth can make a huge difference in their well being and quality of life yet so often these problems go undetected, hidden in the mouth. I also have strong interests in orthopedic surgery and dermatology. I am currently working on computerized medical records and digital imaging as a way to help educate and inform clients. I think this helps bring the clients into the decision making process of what is best for them and their pet.

I am married to Louanne and we have three sons. My oldest son, Luke, is currently at college pursuing a career in violin performance. Aaron and Sean are in Summit High School. I keep it all together by spinning my wheels of my road bike under me as I commute to work. I will ride as much as the Summit County seasons will safely allow. I ride the local trails on my mountain bike when I can. When the snow has covered the bike trails you may find me on my Nordic skis either skating or classic skiing on the groomed trails or off the beaten bath. I also love to get on my Tele skis and rip, float and fly.

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Dr. Danielle Jehn

I am a lower-peninsula Michigan native that grew up in a family of four. I attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where I obtained my undergraduate degree in Biology in 2010. After four years in Ann Arbor, I ventured to East Lansing to attend Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine where I graduated with my doctorate in 2014. My time in Michigan was well spent; however, I have always had a strong desire to venture out.

I began my veterinary career in Ogallala, Nebraska practicing mixed animal medicine and surgery. After two years, I was curious about other practices. I landed another position in Gothenburg, Nebraska where I continued to practice mixed animal with more focus toward companion animals. As time has passed during my career, my heart strings have been pulled by our companion species. Therefore, I began searching for my perfect position in small animal medicine and surgery and I was led to Frisco.

I am very passionate about quality medicine and quality of life for our companion animals. I bring a level of compassion to the field that motivates me on a daily basis. My main interests in veterinary medicine are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, geriatric health and end-of-life care. I look forward to expanding my experiences in dental health too while working with Dr. Fatora at Frisco Animal Hospital.

Outside of the work place I tend to still spend time with animals. I have two dogs: Liam (a Boxer mix) and Libby (an English Cream Golden Retriever). My dogs serve as my children and we do a lot together. Car rides and hikes seem to be their favorites. I am also very active. I attend a gym regularly and I prefer to weight-lift. I enjoy pushing myself to new levels and training with friends who have similar goals. I also love to go on hikes and bike rides. I do not (currently) ski, but look forward to learning while spending my time out in the mountains.

I look forward to meeting you in the future and continuing my career in the heart of the Rockies!

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Dr. Jesse Johnson

I grew up in a small town near Ithaca, New York. I attended Cornell University where in 2012 I received my Bachelors degree with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Biology. I then received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2016. Following graduation, I completed a 13-month rotating internship in General Medicine and Surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey. Much of my time was spent practicing and receiving training in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and Surgery.

I have a broad range of professional interests that include ophthalmology, nutrition, sports medicine, surgery, and neurology. I am deeply committed to practicing high quality, compassionate medicine and I am excited to continue this practice at Frisco Animal Hospital.

In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, swimming, skiing, and socializing with friends and family. I am excited to join both the Frisco Animal Hospital and the greater Summit County Community. I very much look forward to meeting you and caring for your pets.

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