Dr Jo De Klerk, BVetMed (Hons) MScTAH MRCVS, is a principal Veterinarian at JDK Veterinarian Services (Practice Profile) and a best-selling veterinarian author. She is the author of 11 books including ‘Old Dog Love: A Common-Sense Guide to Caring for Your Senior Dog', and a writer for Veterinary Practice Today (View Dr. De Klerk's sample article) and Senior Tail Waggers.

Dr. De Klerk is a board-certified veterinarian, who earned her Honors of Veterinary Medicine from the prestigious Royal Veterinary College in London in 2014. She is registered with the RCVS and SAVC and has a Master’s degree in Animal Health and a Certificate in Veterinary Pain Management.

joanna de klerk

Experience: 8 years as a veterinarian

Location: South Africa

Books by Dr. De Klerk


  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Royal Veterinary College in London (2014)
  • Master’s degree in Animal Health

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Articles on Senior Tail Waggers by Dr. De Klerk

Health Issues

Pain Relief For Senior Dogs

Choosing the right dog pain relief is an important part of helping your pet heal and feel better. Pain can be the result of a number of different conditions, and it’s important to know how […]