4176 Meridian Street

Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 758-2200

24/7 Emergency Care​

Board-Certified Surgeon

Dr. Jessica Knapp

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS (DACVS-SA)

My Commitment To You

To our veterinary colleagues, my commitment is to provide your clients and patients with specialized surgery care and open communication. I want you to feel comfortable and confident when your patients come to see me.

To pet owners, my commitment is to ensure the situation you and your pet are going through is fully understood and that you always know I have your best interests at heart. I want you to feel informed about your options, so you can make the decisions that feel best for you and your family. I want your loved ones to be able to live life to their fullest capacity.

– Dr. Jessica Knapp
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Dr. Knapp was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest where she graduated from WSU in 2009; followed by a rotating internship at WSU. Board-certified in 2015, she has a special interest in angular limb deformities and oncologic surgeries. Dr. Knapp operates out of our veterinary surgery center located in Bellingham, WA. To wind down, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Doris, gardening or knitting. Fun Fact: Her husband built an indoor gym for their lucky cats.


Board Certification
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • University of Missouri | Columbia, MO, M.S. in Biomedical Science, emphasis Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
  • Washington State University | Pullman, WA 2005-2009 D.V.M. in Veterinary Medicine Pacific Lutheran University | Tacoma, WA 2001-2005
  • Redhage Outstanding Resident Award. UMC-VMTH 2014
  • Mark S. Bloomberg Memorial Resident Research Award. 41st Annual Veterinary Orthopedic Society/4th World Veterinary Orthopedic Congress, 2014
  • Pogo Scholarship, 2009
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners Scholarship, 2009
  • PYR-LIX Great Pyrenees Scholarship
  • Small Animal Rehabilitative Medicine, 2008
  • Dr. JR Fuller Memorial Scholarship, 2007
  • Seattle-King County Veterinary Medical Association Award, 2006
  • Oliver M “Bill” Foster Scholarship, 2005
  • Dr. Stan Mueller Award, 2005. Organic Chemistry Award (sponsored by POLYED), 2004
  • Western Washington Fair Association Scholarship, 2004
  • General Chemistry Student of the Year (sponsored by CRC Press), 2003
  • Academic Excellence Award, 2001-2005. PLU Academic Scholarship, 2001-2005
  • Dean’s List for 3 1/2 years, 2001-2005
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Society, 2013-present
  • Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, 2011-present
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, 2009-2011
  • Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, 2009-2010
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners, 2009-2010
  • Fox DB, Knapp JL. The effect of a proximal tibial osteotomy on subchondral blood flow as measured by laser Doppler flowmetry in dogs. CVM Clinician Scientist Research Grant. November 2013
  • Patrick [Knapp] JL (Co-PI), Thompson C (Co-PI), Smith MJ (I). Relationship between estrogen, NKB, and GnRH in the arcuate nucleus and basal forebrain in a female rat model via dual and triple immunocytochemistry experiments. PLU Division of Natural Sciences Summer and Ms. Anna Cary (Tacoma, WA). $6,000. June 2003-August 2003. Funded
  • Knapp JL, Tomlinson JL, Fox DB. Classification of angular limb deformities affecting the canine radius and ulna using the Center of Rotation of Angulation Method: a retrospective study. Submitted to Veterinary Surgery. (Refereed)
  • Patrick [Knapp] JL. “Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis.” Advisor: Katrina Mealey, Washington State University. November 2008. (non-refereed)
  • Patrick [Knapp] JL. “Regeneration of Pancreatic Beta-Cells as a Cure for Type I Diabetes Mellitus.” Pacific Lutheran University. April 2005. (non-refereed)
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