Episode 53: From Hollywood to veterinary medicine and beyond

dvm360 Staff

On this episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Dr Jill Clark shares her journey from working in film and television to practicing veterinary medicine and owning her own business.

After spending years in Hollywood as a childhood actress and later as a behind-the-scenes assistant director and associate producer, Jill Clark, DVM, she decided to pursue a new passion: veterinary medicine.

"I [had] to find something to do with my life that has more meaning than this. All the glamor was gone," she tells Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, on this episode of The Vet Blast Podcast.

Clark had always been drawn to veterinary medicine so when the opportunity presented itself for her to go to veterinary school, she dived right in and hasn't looked back.

After over 30 years working in small animal veterinary medicine, her career path took another turn when she founded IGNITE—a company dedicated to providing resources for veterinary team training and communication for every role.

Listen below to learn more about Clark’s inspirational story, plus how IGNITE is advancing the veterinary profession through education.