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Dr Jenna Magnuson Veterinarian At Best Friends AHPR

Jenna Magnuson
Dr. Jenna received her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2014 from the University of Illinois.

After graduation, she moved to Alton, IL with her husband, Jesse, and their two rat terriers, Dash & Dyani. She began working as an associate veterinarian for a small animal practice in Jerseyville before joining us in late August 2017.


Dr. Jenna grew up in Washington, IL and always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, wildlife medicine, canine rehabilitation, ophthalmology and managing allergic dermatitis (skin) cases. In her free time, she enjoys attending St. Louis Cardinals games, shooting photography and exploring national parks with her husband. Dr. Jenna & Jesse are expecting their first two-legged child in November!

Our Location - 202 Frank Scott Pkwy E, Swansea IL

Office Hours

Main Office


7:00 am-5:00 pm


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7:00 am-7:00 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm



  • "This was our first visit with our two girls as our previous vet retired. We were very impressed with all of the staff. One of our girls can be timid around strangers but everyone did a great job making her feel welcome and at ease. The vet gave us sound advice and did not try to push or upsell products to us which I greatly appreciate."
  • "You might hear this alot from reviews, but the techs and vets here actually really care about you and your furry kid. I have been taking my hedgehog in to get some issues taken care of and while it's been a long process they have cared every step of the way. Very knowledgeable and kind hearted people. Definitely a recommend for specialty exotics pets!"