Dr. Jill Palmer

Dr. Jill Palmer

Dr. Jill Palmer

Veterinarian & Cat Advocate

Education: University of Michigan, University Of Florida

Dr. Jill Palmer, originally from New York, entered veterinary medicine by way of her anthropology degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and her doctorate from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine.  Click here to watch Jill’s video and learn more about her.

The human animal bond plays a significant role in Dr. Palmer’s approach to medicine. Her spirit and sensitivity to the importance of that bond shows in her interactions with both clients and patients and allows her to reinforce that relationship. Love and concern for animal welfare have been a driving force in Jill’s practice.

Dr. Palmer has special interests in ultrasound, internal medicine, dermatology and preventative medicine with a focus on the importance of lifelong preventative care.

Jill shares her home and love for the outdoors with her husband, young daughter, and two dogs Fenway, a German Shorthair Pointer, and Annie a Border Collie Mix. Dr. Palmer resides in Hillsboro and enjoys being a part of the Hillsboro community. She can often be seen locally walking her dogs and enjoying the Northwest atmosphere with her family.

Hi Jill! So do you go by Jill or Dr. Palmer, or do you have any nicknames?

That’s pretty much it, Jill or Dr. Palmer. Of course, I also go by the standard Frontier nickname, my initials JP.

In your words, what is your job at Frontier?

I feel as though my job is to be the primary care doctor for our furry friends, just like how people have primary care providers. My special interests include ultrasound and caring for the special needs of senior pets.

Why did you decide to work at Frontier?

The unique combination of great staff, great medicine, and a great facility can’t be beat!

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs- Fenway (yes, my husband is a Red Sox fan!) and Annie. Fenway is a 7-year-old German Shorthair Pointer. He is very energetic and playful but has the unfortunate habit of being a great eater of foreign bodies. He has had to have surgery to remove a blanket and part of a wooden chest of drawers he ate. My other dog Annie is an 11-year-old Border Collie mix whose greatest fear in life is heating vents!

Tell us a little-known fact about you!

I was born in the northeast, grew up in the southeast, went to college in the Midwest, and now live in the Pacific Northwest. I guess I’m trying to experience firsthand every corner of our country!

“Dr. Palmer was excellent! Very patient and spent quite a bit of time with us and our two dogs.”

Dorinda B.


“I would like to thank Dr. Palmer and her staff for their excellent service and expertise during Sabers hospitalization and treatment. They were very caring and understanding through his treatment when stress was high for everyone. Their professionalism and compassion are second to none. Thank you!”

Candice C.