VIN Representatives

Joanne Howl

Joanne Howl


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, 1987

Current Professional Activities

  • Small animal practice
  • Relief Veterinarian
  • VMAT-2 Administrative Officer. VMAT-2 is a veterinary emergency response team working under the Department of Homeland Security and sponsored by the AVMA
  • Writer, editor. Books include Your Cat's Life by Prima Publishing and part of Bioterrorism: Implications for Animals published by Baltimore County, MD. Editing includes the Your Dogs Life series by Prima Publishing

Past Professional Activities

  • Mixed animal practice 1987-1989
  • USDA APHIS 1989-1990

Honors and Awards

  • Listings in:
    Who's Who of American Women
    Who's Who in Veterinary MedicineAssociations
  • Various Writing awards

Marital Status

  • married, 2 children


  • 4 cats
  • 1 Anatolian Shepherd
  • 1 small mixed breed dog


  • gardening
  • cooking
  • hiking

Favorite Quote

  • "Veni, vidi, velcro." ( I came, I saw, I stuck around)

What I like best about VIN

  • Information on tough cases any time of the day or night, with no question EVER too stupid to ask!