JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM

“It’s not always about how much you know. It’s about how much you care.”

I have carried this ethos with me since veterinary school. My veterinary training taught me that, at the end of the day, what matters most is communicating with care and compassion.

It is this same care and compassion that drives my passion for medical writing: to close the gap between what the doctor says and what the patient or pet parent understands.

My clients count on me to deliver high-quality content that educates and engages their readers. Read what my clients have said about working with me.

Professional Highlights

Education

  • Hampton University

    • Bachelor’s in Biology

  • Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

  • Emory University

    • Postdoctoral research fellowship in drug addiction

  • Continuing education

    • Health Writer Hub: Simple Health & Science Writing

    • American Medical Writers Association: Statistics for Medical Writers & Editors, Basic Grammar & Usage

    • Stanford University: Writing in the Sciences

Leadership

  • American Medical Writers Association, Southeast Chapter

    • President, secretary

  • Emerging Leaders Network of Georgia Bio

    • Chairperson, newsletter editor

  • Dog Writers Association of America

    • Member​

Recognition

Contact me

joanna@jpencmc.com

540-226-8987

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