Dr. Eric Jayne, DVM, graduated with distinction from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is currently the veterinary medical director at Sovereign Nations Veterinary and the HSVMA state representative for both Iowa and Hawaii.
For 10 years, Dr. Jayne was the Alaska Bush veterinarian, traveling to remote Alaska native communities providing spay/neuter and veterinary care in underserved Alaska communities. He also served during that time as an adjunct professor for the University of Alaska veterinary science program where he developed a learning pathway for Alaska native students to enter the veterinary medical field. He has since launched the Freddy Jordan Veterinary Scholarship Fund, a program supporting Indigenous students who want to pursue veterinary medical education.
Dr. Jayne has also received a Master of Legal Studies -Indigenous Peoples Law from the University of Oklahoma and has been involved with veterinary care and spay/neuter clinics for indigenous communities in Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Hawaii. He has also served in feral cat spay-neuter programs in Hawaii and been active in spay/neuter events in Hawaii, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico.