Georgia Department of Agriculture

Dr. Janemarie Hennebelle, State Veterinarian

Dr. Janemarie Hennebelle was raised in Augusta, Georgia, where her family fostered her passion for animals and supported her pursuit of becoming a veterinarian. She received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Berry College in 2003 and went on to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.

Dr. Hennebelle has had a diverse professional career, beginning in a mixed animal practice in the Northeast, before serving the community through both small animal and shelter animal work. Dr. Hennebelle continued her education at the University of California Davis, where she received a Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine in 2012.

In 2013, Dr. Hennebelle joined the Georgia Department of Agriculture Meat Inspection Section as a Veterinary Supervisor. She subsequently moved into the role of Assistant State Veterinarian in 2016.

In July of 2021, Dr. Hennebelle was appointed State Veterinarian. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, United States Animal Health Association, and the National Assembly of State Animal Health Officials.

Dr. Hennebelle is married to her husband, Nicolas. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with family and friends, and taking advantage of the natural beauty of Georgia through hiking, camping, and outdoor activities.

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