Mon, Dec 07 | Topic Round

Yes, I'm a 'Real' Veterinarian: My Journey into Freelance Medical Writing

Dr. JoAnna Pendergrass is a freelance medical writer, specializing in pet owner education. In this talk, she will share her not-so-straightforward path, lessons learned along the way, provide advice on switching careers, and discuss the ups and downs of the freelance life.
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Yes, I'm a 'Real' Veterinarian: My Journey into Freelance Medical Writing

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Dec 07, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Topic Round

About the Event

Dr. JoAnna Pendergrass is a freelance medical writer, specializing in pet owner education. In this talk, she will share her not-so-straightforward path from veterinary medicine to freelance medical writing. She will also share lessons learned along the way, provide advice on switching careers, and discuss the ups and downs of the freelance life.

JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM, is a veterinarian and freelance medical writer in Atlanta, GA. She

received her veterinary degree from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and

completed a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship at Emory University’s Yerkes Primate

Research Center before beginning her career as a medical writer.

 

In 2016, Dr. Pendergrass founded JPen Communications, a medical communications company.

As a freelance medical writer, she focuses on pet owner education. She has written hundreds of

articles on a variety of pet care topics, including nutrition, flea & tick prevention, and senior pet

health. Her business mission is to provide pet parents with accurate medical information and

empower them to make good health decisions for their pets.

She is a member of the American Medical Writers Association and has served as secretary,

president, and immediate past president of AMWA’s Southeast chapter. She also serves on the

board of Georgia Bio’s Emerging Leaders Network.

In her spare time, Dr. Pendergrass enjoys reading, spending time with her husband, and serving

as principal violist for the Atlanta Musicians’ Orchestra in Atlanta, GA.

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