Dr. Jess Battyanyi joined the Patton Veterinary team in June 2021. Born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, even as a young girl, Dr. Jess knew she was destined to have a career working with animals. From her Barbie horses, traveling zoo birthday party, and many dog and cat Halloween costumes, it was clear that animals were her passion. To begin her journey towards becoming a vet, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Lycoming College. After graduation, she left Pennsylvania to become a Buckeye at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
During her years at Ohio State, Dr. Jess worked as a veterinary assistant at a small animal clinic. This provided her a great opportunity to apply the information and skills she was learning during school to real life situations. She also learned many things that were not taught in the classroom such as her passion for communication with clients about their animals’ health. Owners know their pets better than anyone, and Dr. Jess enjoys working with owners to come up with the best plan for each individual patient. She wants owners to feel involved in the medical decisions for their pets, and always does her best to provide them with adequate information to do so.
While not at work, Dr. Jess enjoys reading, doing puzzles, and running. She also enjoys doing just about anything outside. Although she currently does not have any pets of her own, she is sure that in the near future she will have a furry companion with which to share this new adventure!