Dr. Jackie Holdsworth

Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Jackie Holdsworth grew up in northern New Jersey. She knew at a very young age that she loved all animals and was passionate about helping them. During a Girl Scout trip in the third grade, she visited a local animal hospital to obtain an animal welfare badge. The activities she performed that day confirmed what she already knew: she wanted to be a veterinarian!

Dr. Holdsworth graduated with honors from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science and Biotechnology. During her undergraduate years, she was also a member of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball team, where she was named a three year captain and a four time all-academic athlete.

She went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 2012. While at ISU, Dr. Holdsworth embarked on a career path that would lead to her becoming a surgeon.

After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Holdsworth completed an intensive one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in Northern New Jersey (at the very same hospital she visited during her Girl Scout trip as a young girl!). She then went on to complete two, one-year surgical internships at the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center, and Long Island Veterinary Specialists.

Dr. Holdsworth completed a comprehensive three-year surgical residency with the Department of Surgery at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. Throughout her training in New York, Dr. Holdsworth has become involved in numerous cat rescues and animal-welfare organizations. Her clinical expertise includes soft-tissue surgery, oncologic surgery, wound therapy and reconstruction, neurosurgery, and helping care for critically ill patients including neonatal kittens.

In her spare time, Dr. Holdsworth enjoys watching sports, doing arts and crafts, and spending time with her husband and all their rescue animals.