Dr. Jennifer Scata

Dr. Jennifer Scata

Sr. Professional Services Veterinarian
Central Texas Region (TX)

Dr. Jennifer Scata knew from a very young age that she wanted to become a veterinarian. Having grown up with a few pets that suffered life-threatening conditions, she realized what she wanted most was to help animals live long, healthy lives. For the past 20+ years, Dr. Scata has had a diverse career in veterinary medicine. From general practice to shelter medicine in Australia to owning her own rehabilitation practice to working in industry for the past few years, she loves what veterinary medicine has to offer and enjoys connecting with colleagues in the field. Dr. Scata is passionate about rehabilitation therapy—in particular, the treatment of sporting and working dogs so they can get back to doing what they do best.

She has always admired Merck as a company because their values about animal well-being are closely aligned with her own. The fact that Merck Animal Health puts the animal and the veterinarian first is why she loves being part of their team. As a Professional Services Veterinarian, Dr. Scata still pursues her passion of helping animals by educating and training veterinary professionals on the best practices of animal care.

I have always admired Merck Animal Health as a company because their values about animal well-being are closely aligned to my own.

She has two teenagers who keep her quite busy and enjoys travelling with her family and being outside as much as possible. When she’s not in the field, you will find Dr. Scata hiking, kayaking, or working out on her Peloton. She also loves spending time with her family travelling, baking, and hanging out with their two Great Danes and mutt.


  • Bachelor of Science, Virginia Techy
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Canine Rehabilitation Institute
  • Working Dog Practitioner Program, 2020–current

Areas of Interest

  • Nutrition
  • Pain management
  • Rehabilitation therapy of working and sporting dogs


  • Canine Rehabilitation Success Stories. Mile High Dog Magazine. June/July2013.