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Dr. Jamie Whittenburg is a veterinarian director at Senior Tail Waggers, and director of Kingsgate Animal Hospital, a full-service animal hospital in Lubbock, TX. She graduated from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2006.

Dr. Whittenburg is a member of the 'Senior Tail Waggers' Veterinary Review Board (Meet our team of veterinarians & veterinarian directors and learn about our Editorial Process).

Publications & Media Interviews

Dr. Whittenburg is a nationally recognized expert: on behalf of Senior Tail Waggers, she has been interviewed and quoted in Dogster Magazine, BARK Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Reader’s Digest, SingleCare, Rover, Chewy, and many other publications. Her media interviews or publications include:

  • Dogster Magazine: "Pup Got Skin Trouble?" - May 4th, 2022 and "The Hows and Whys of Dog Hydration" - Jan 24th, 2022
  • Wall Street Journal: "Back at the Office? These Pet Products Can Make the Transition Easier" - Updated Sept. 9, 2022
  • BARK Magazine / The Wildest: "Valley Fever in Dogs" - Originally Published August 2021

She has also published peer-reviewed research for the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) about ivermectin toxicosis.

Career Highlights

In 2013, Dr. Whittenburg launched Kingsgate Animal Hospital, which employs 8 veterinarians & veterinary technicians in Lubbock, TX

From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Whittenburg was a veterinarian program director at Vista College and launched the only Veterinary Technology program accredited by the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) in West Texas. Dr. Whittenburg designed, wrote, launched, and managed the program as the Program Director and Head Professor.

Experience: 22 years of experience: 17 years as a veterinarian and five years as a veterinary technician before earning her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2006.

Location: Lubbock, TX

Certifications & Memberships

  • USDA Accredited Veterinarian
  • Certified Fear Free Veterinarian
  • Member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the South Plains Veterinary Medical Association.


  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine (2006). Special concentration in feline medicine and surgery.
  • Bachelor's in Animal Sciences from Texas Tech University.

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Pictures of Melanomas on Dogs

What is a melanoma? (with pictures) Melanoma is a type of cancer that originates from melanocytes, which are the cells responsible for producing melanin, the pigment that colors the skin, hair, and eyes. In dogs, […]

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Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs

As the director of a general practice veterinary hospital, I am often presented with dogs who are showing urinary tract infection signs. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in dogs. These dogs show clinical signs […]

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5 Common Elbow Issues in Dogs

As a general practice veterinarian in small animal medicine, I commonly see dogs present with front leg limping or lameness. There are numerous causes to be considered, but often the problem is found in the […]