VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital

Donna Jo Painter, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Auburn University


Donna Jo Painter joined our veterinary team in August 2013.  She grew up in Salem, West Virginia and relocated to this area in 2001.  Dr. Painter attained a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Management from Auburn University in 1985, a master's degree in Biology from Eastern Kentucky University in 1991, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 2000.  She has an older brother, Mark, who lives in Alabama.  Dr. Painter enjoys hiking, horseback riding, training dogs and Irish/Scottish music, especially Celtic Thunder.  She has a family of 6 dogs-Ginny, Happy, Arrow, Jack, Greta, and Flynn McGregor-that travel with her wherever she goes.

"I always wanted to take care of animals and their humans.  I enjoy the excitement of emergency medicine, internal medicine, or just helping owners with their new puppies and kittens."


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.