Dr. Jessica Hodes
Dr. Jessica Hodes is a native to the Rose Hill area. She grew up cultivating a love of not only animals and medicine, but of the caring individuals who owned pets. For her, working to better the lives of pets and their loving owners is what lies at the very heart of her profession. Dr. Hodes is proud to own and operate Hodes Veterinary Health Center alongside her husband, Dr. Brian Hodes, in order to best serve the pets and animal parents of the greater Wichita area!
Dr. Hodes attended Kansas State University to earn her Bachelor’s degree in biology—meeting her future husband, Dr. Brian Hodes, during her studies—before continuing on to the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. During her graduate work, Dr. Hodes focused on equine medicine and surgery. During Dr. Jessica’s senior year, she was selected to serve as Kansas State University’s student representative for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky! She also completed externships at several major equine referral practices, including Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and Glenwood veterinary clinic in Glenwood springs, Colorado.
Dr. Hodes is interested in various disciplines within veterinary medicine, including equine lameness and dentistry, reproduction, soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, emergency and critical care, and neonatology. Most of all, she loves to interact one-on-one with pet owners and get to know their animal companions on a personal level.
At home, Dr. Hodes and her husband share their lives with their beautiful daughter, Bridget (known affectionately as Baby B). The family also has one horse, two dogs, and three cats. If Dr. Jessica finds any free time, she enjoys riding. She has shown in classical and Western dressage, and has spent many years showing American Saddlebreds. She even rode for Team USA at the Saddleseat World Cup Invitational in South Africa in 2003, and has won several world and national titles here in the United States!