Dr. Jodi Kuntz is thrilled to be part of our team at MASH. Before veterinary school, Jodi grew up in the Midwest and was raised by two wonderful hippy parents. As a teenager she studied ballet and ended up touring with a band as a swing dancer while getting her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Political Science. After finishing her bachelor degrees she moved to the West Coast where she managed a youth hostel in Eugene, Oregon. During this time she traveled as much as possible, exploring Mexico, Costa Rica, India, and Europe. Jodi originally planned to become an human rights attorney (also her father’s profession) but her interest in science and animals drew her to veterinary medicine. She attended veterinary school at Ross University and Cornell, graduating magna cum laude. Following veterinary school she completed an internship at Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital then a residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. After completing her residency she worked at 2 of the largest veterinary hospitals in New York City before finding her way back to the West Coast.
Jodi has completed extensive postdoctoral training in interventional radiology and interventional endoscopy and is proficient in a variety of advanced treatments for urologic, respiratory, and endovascular conditions as well as minimally invasive oncologic treatments for non-resectable liver and prostatic tumors. She has published and lectured on interventional radiology, diseases of the kidney, liver, and respiratory systems, management of diabetes, and the human-animal bond. In her free time, Jodi loves to do anything that takes her outside. She enjoys spending time with her family and is a long-time runner, a mediocre gardener, and accomplished snuggler of her dog Mazzy.