DVM, CVA, CVCP
When asked what Jill Todd, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, wanted to be when she grew up, she would proudly reply, “I wanna be a vegetarian!”
Jill was truly one of those children who had a natural gravitation toward helping animals. She spent many hours trying to repair robin’s nests and save turtles, then as a teenager, she would move on to gallop thoroughbred horses. Able to combine her love and fascination of animals with the discipline of caring for them, Jill knew she had found her calling.
“The Long Route”
Jill began her undergraduate training in Biological Science, Botany, and Agriculture – “the long route,” if you ask her. She wanted to understand medicine at its core, so she started at the foundation – plants.
She then earned a BS in Scientific Nutrition and worked for the College of Veterinary Medicine as a veterinary technician in Field Services and Theriogenology, “basically, I was a lab rat”, focusing on reproductive medicine.
After earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a BS in Veterinary Science, Jill purchased Animal Care Clinic in San Marcos, Texas – a private practice that she owned and operated for 10 years. Then, something unexpected happened.
The love of her life, Tally Ho, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, desperately needed surgery on her back. With high hopes of a fast healing, the procedure backfired and her body got worse. As a last-ditch effort to save her friend, Jill took Tally Ho to an acupuncturist. After just three weeks of consistent treatment, Tally Ho was walking, then climbing stairs shortly after. Jill felt she had witnessed a miracle.
When Joan Met Jill
When Jill and Joan Ranquet met at a barn in 2008, the heavens shifted. “I knew very little about animal communication, but Joan and I had this crazy, sister-like connection.” Their yin/yang healing abilities and a shared love of animals led them to help each other with their own animals.
Today, they’ve teamed up with power couple, to form Jill & Joan LLC out of Kirkland, Washington and Santa Clarita, California. Jill and Joan have created a unique hemp product line as well as other products to come. Jill and Joan also have established a powerful healing and teaching platform with live and online courses.