Eileen Jenkins, DVM

LTC Eileen Jenkins, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)

Military Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, high yield Explosives (CBRNE) K9 expert (ret). 

Currently in private veterinary practice, AL

Eileen Jenkins, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM) is a veterinarian, board-certified in small animal internal medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  Dr. Jenkins received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology from the University of Lynchburg, a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from North Carolina State University, and a Master of Biomedical Sciences (MS) from Auburn University.  Dr. Jenkins is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and more than a dozen other military education programs.  She is certified by the United States Department of Agriculture as a Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician. 

Dr. Jenkins’ primary research interests are working canine performance, olfaction and decontamination.  Dr. Jenkins has fifteen years of clinical and research experience with working dogs – military, law enforcement and search and rescue.

Dr. Jenkins retired from the U.S. Army in 2020 after more than 24 years of military service. Prior to her service in the Veterinary Corps, Dr. Jenkins served as a Chemical Officer in the 2nd Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Division and 18th Airborne Corps. 

Dr. Jenkins has extensive experience in advanced decontamination and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) preparedness and emergency management domestically at the state and federal levels and internationally.

She has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and has presented at state, national, and international veterinary conferences. Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Perry authored an article on canine olfaction which has been downloaded more than 75,000 times.

Additionally, she has seven years of experience teaching at the graduate and post-graduate / professional level. Dr. Jenkins is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, as well as the Alabama and North Carolina Veterinary Medical Associations. 

Dr. Jenkins’ primary research interests are working canine performance, olfaction, and decontamination.

Dr. Jenkins has an active TS-SCI clearance.