Dr. Werning was born in Milwaukee, WI and spent most of her childhood in Davenport, IA. She had several pets growing up and volunteered at the Scott County Humane Society. She graduated from Davenport West High School in 1994 and went on to Iowa State University where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Dr. Werning received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2004.
Dr. Werning was born in Milwaukee, WI and spent most of her childhood in Davenport, IA. When she was about 5 years old living in Wisconsin, she recalls her favorite cat, Sammy, and a funny story about cat food. 'I would often sneak a few pieces of cat food out of Sammy's bowl and eat it as a snack. The punishment after being caught repeatedly doing this was that I had to eat a whole bowl of cat food for breakfast (it was a small bowl, but looked large to me at the time). Cat food didn't taste too bad when it was one kibble at a time, but a whole bowl is horrible!' One of her favorite memories of working with animals was when she was 12 years old. 'A wild baby bunny was spared from a lawnmower and had a small cut near it's eye. My mom helped me call a wildlife expert to learn how to care for the bunny. I was told that wild rabbits don't often survive in captivity, but I was given instructions on how to care for it. I nursed the bunny back to health and after it was large enough to survive in the wild I released it near the bike path in Davenport.' Dr. Werning had several pets growing up and volunteered at the Scott County Humane Society. She graduated from Davenport West High School in 1994 and went on to Iowa State University where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Dr. Werning received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2004.
After graduation, Dr. Werning moved to Blue Grass and worked as a small animal practitioner on the west side of Davenport. Towards the end of 2011, she took steps to start her own practice in Blue Grass where she could continue to provide excellent patient care and service to the community. 'The best part of this career is the bonds made with clients and their pets,' says Dr. Werning. To her, this is more than simply a career; it's an opportunity to change the world one small step at a time. She loves every aspect of veterinary medicine and can't imagine doing anything else. Her favorite cases include internal medicine, orthopedics, and soft tissue surgery.
In her spare time, Dr. Werning enjoys spending time with her family, especially her husband Jason, daughter Julia and son Jordan. Favorite family activities include camping, water-skiing, and horseback riding. Dr. Werning also enjoys reading, spending time with friends and taking care of the animals at her home. Her pets include Jeffrey (cat), Cloie and Chase (paint horses), Chip-her newest horse, chickens, her son's bearded dragon named Scratch, and several barn cats. She has two dogs: a Greyhound named Ruthie whom she adopted from Quad City Greyhound Adoption and a Puggle (Pug/Beagle mix) named Otto. Ruthie and Otto enjoy traveling from home to work with Dr. Werning and spending most of their days at Blue Grass Veterinary Hospital so you'll probably see them here sleeping or hear them inappropriately barking at other patients!