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Dr. Dodds is founder of HEMOPET, the non-profit animal blood bank, and a friend to animal lovers the world over.  HEMOPET is where we can have blood tests to check for vaccine antibodies instead of unnecessarily re-vaccinating our companion animals. She has written excellent articles that everyone, especially our veterinarians, should read.


  The Rabies Challenge Fund 

This is the answer to many of our prayers!  For decades, too many animals have been over-vaccinated with dire consequences.  Rabies is the only legally required vaccination and the laws vary from state-to-state in America.  With this 'Challenge', research will finally provide the science upon which to base rabies vaccination requirements. On behalf of companion animals world-wide, THANK YOU Dr. Dodds & Ms. Christine!

Please Send  Donations to:



 c/o Hemopet

11561 Salinaz Avenue

Garden Grove, CA  92841 USA

"World-renown vaccine research scientist and practicing veterinarian, Dr. W. Jean Dodds of California, and pet vaccine disclosure advocate, Kris L. Christine of Maine, have established The Rabies Challenge Fund to raise money to fund a 7 year rabies vaccine challenge study in the United States.   In addition to the challenge study, the fund will finance a study of the adjuvants used in veterinary rabies vaccines and establish a rabies vaccine adverse reaction reporting system."


Click on the link below to read some of Dr. Dodds' articles:

Also see:  Dr. Dodds' letter to Senator Hall with additional details about vaccinations.

To Contact Dr. Jean Dodds



Dr. Dodds  received the D.V.M. degree with honors in 1964 from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Toronto.  In 1965 she accepted a position with the New York State Health Department in Albany and began comparative studies of animals with inherited and acquired bleeding diseases.  Her position there began as a Research Scientist and culminated as Chief, Laboratory of Hematology, Wadsworth Center. In 1980 she also became Executive Director, New York State Council on Human Blood and Transfusion Services. This work continued full-time until 1986 when she moved to Southern California to establish Hemopet, the first nonprofit national blood bank program for animals. 

From 1965-1986, she was a member of many national and international committees on hematology, animal models of human disease, veterinary medicine, and laboratory animal science.  Dr. Dodds was a grantee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH) and has over 150 research publications.  She was formerly President of the Scientist's Center for Animal Welfare; and Chairman of the Committee on Veterinary Medical Sciences and Vice-Chairman of the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Academy of Sciences.  In 1974 Dr. Dodds was selected as Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year, AVMA Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado; in 1977 received the Region I Award for Outstanding Service to the Veterinary Profession from the American Animal Hospital Association, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; in 1978 and 1990 received the Gaines Fido Award as Dogdom's Woman of the Year; and the Award of Merit in 1978 in Recognition of Special Contributions to the Veterinary Profession from the American Animal Hospital Association, Salt Lake City, Utah.  In 1984 she was awarded the Centennial Medal from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  In 1987 she was elected a distinguished Practitioner of the National Academy of Practice in Veterinary Medicine.  In 1994 she was given the Holistic Veterinarian of the Year Award from the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. She is an active member of numerous professional societies. 

Today, Dr. Dodds is actively expanding Hemopet's range of nonprofit services and educational activities.  The animal blood bank program  provides canine blood components, blood bank supplies, and related services throughout North America.  Hemopet's retired Greyhound blood donors are adopted as pets through the Pet Life-Line arm of the project.  On behalf of Hemopet, she consults in clinical pathology nationally and internationally, and regularly travels to teach  animal health care professionals, companion animal fanciers, and pet owners on hematology and blood banking, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition and holistic medicine. She was also the Editor of Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine for Academic Press.


 U.S. Patent 5,196,311             ELISA Test for von Willebrand Factor

 U.S. Patent 5,202,264             ELISA Using Multi-Species Antibodies for Detection of von     Willebrand Factor in Multiple Species

 U.S. Patent 5,486,685             Oven with Food Presence Indicator

U.S. Patent 5,830,709           Detection Method for Homologous Portions of a Class of Substances

U.S. Patent 6,287,254             Animal Health Diagnostics

U.S. Patent 9,419,192            Animal Genetic and Health Profile Database Management

U.S. Patent 9,898,193            Animal Health Care, Well-Being and Nutrition


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