Dr. Alyssa Jerek - Veterinarian
Ever since Dr. Jerek was two years old, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian.
Her immense passion for animals led her down many different paths from saving hurt animals in her backyard as a child, to working in veterinary clinics, zoos, and wildlife rehabilitation centers. Dr. Jerek is an alumnus of The Ohio State University where she completed both her undergraduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees.
Tired of extra cold and snowy winters in Ohio, Dr. Jerek decided to start her career in Norfolk where she worked at a large corporate practice treating cats, dogs, and the occasional hamster or Guinea Pig. Dr. Jerek’s interests include: feline medicine, preventative care, internal medicine, chronic conditions, and client education—did she mention cats?! Her main goal is to always keep her patients healthy and safe and her clients happy with the medicine she is providing.
Dr. Jerek has two cats at home who are the loves of her life. Her oldest cat, Gatsby, is a regal prince who rules everything. Her youngest cat, Gilligan, is the sweetest boy who is just along for all the cuddles and kisses imaginable. When Dr. Jerek isn’t working, you can find her shopping for shoes, listening to music, working out at the gym, checking out new restaurants, or at home spending quality time with her two beautiful boys. She is so excited to be a part of the East Beach team and help care for your pets!