Dr. Jessie Bolster was raised in Valdosta, GA and attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Jessie Bolster was raised in Valdosta, GA by a landscape architect and a radiologist. Her grandfather was also a veterinarian, and although he had stopped practicing before she was born, he used connections to get Jessie in clinics beginning at the age of 12. Very quickly Jessie knew that large animal medicine, riding in the truck, and performing medicine in the field would be her calling. Growing up Jessie spent weekends on the family farm learning about pine trees and cattle, and on weekdays she focused on her studies and extracurriculars. She dabbled in many different types of horseback riding but focused more on soccer and basketball as time went on.
After graduating high school as the salutatorian in her class, she went on to obtain a degree in biochemistry from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC. During her time in undergrad, she attempted to fall in love with biochemical engineering, but the calling to veterinary medicine trumped her desire to work in a laboratory. She did happen to fall in love with her husband Mike while in undergrad and they have been married since 2015.
Following in her grandfather’s footsteps, she attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine with a strong focus on equine, bovine, small ruminant, and camelid studies. After veterinary school she and Mike moved to Upstate NY to join a 100% ambulatory large animal clinic. While in Upstate NY they bought a farm, raised Grassfed beef and pasture pork, built a farming business that served the surrounding counties, and became involved community members. Eventually Jessie and a partner started their own veterinary practice which served all large animal species.
During COVID it became apparent that being so far removed from relatives in the southeast was something they wanted to change. Her parents offered the opportunity to lease the family farm and relocate their cattle enterprise. So, in 2021 they sold the farm, sold the practice, and relocated south. In 2021 their first daughter Savannah was born. In her free time Dr. Jessie cooks, drinks coffee, and explores new places to eat good food.