Meet Our Veterinarians
To provide your pet with high-quality, compassionate veterinary care, Aloha Animal Hospital is equipped with a team of experienced, professional veterinarians. You can learn more about them below.
Dr. JD Freese
Dr. JD Freese is the owner and practicing veterinarian at Aloha Animal hospital. He was raised on a small farm in Southern York County, PA by his mother and father who instilled the value and importance of caring for people, family, and animals. He knew he had a calling in life to be able to help not only our pets, but also those who love and care for them. After graduating from Susquennock High School in 1998, he pursued a degree in Biology at Ursinus College. After graduating from Ursinus College in 2002, Dr. Freese continued his education at St. George’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, where he graduated in 2007 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM). He moved back to his roots in Southern York County, PA and practiced as an associate veterinarian at an animal hospital for 10 years. In 2017, he pursued his dream of owning his own clinic in the area where he grew up. He made the decision to become the owner and practicing veterinarian of Aloha Animal Hospital. When Dr. Freese is not working, he enjoys running, hiking, taking care of his small farm, and raising four children with his loving wife.
Dr. Brian Jenkins
Dr. Brian Jenkins is from Mason City, Iowa. He attended North Iowa Area Community College and Iowa State University for undergraduate studies. He received his DVM degree in 1990 from Iowa State University. He has been working as a veterinarian in the Hanover area since graduating. His interests include dermatology, research and communicating that knowledge to benefit clients and the pets they love. Brian and his wife Jodi enjoy tandem biking and hiking. Both of them have a life goal to get to all 59 US National Parks. He is an avid rock ‘n’ roll and authentic blues music fan and collector. He also teaches apologetics, religious studies and worldviews at Grace United Methodist Church in Hanover, PA.
Dr. Jodi Stolz-Jenkins
Dr. Jodi Stolz-Jenkins is from the small town of Beach, North Dakota. She did her undergraduate study at North Dakota State University. She received her DVM degree from Iowa State University. Dr. Stolz-Jenkins has been working as a veterinarian in the Hanover area since graduating from veterinary school. She enjoys the education of clients and especially helping clients start off right with their new puppy or kitten. As Dr. Jenkins mentioned, they both enjoy riding their tandem bike, hiking and visiting the National Parks. Dr. Stolz-Jenkins and Dr. Jenkins have a special love for Old English Sheepdogs and have been pet parents to several since living in Hanover. Dr. Stolz-Jenkins also likes reading nonfiction books, especially on a nice hot beach!
Dr. Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider is a native of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Pine Grove Area High School and Muhlenberg College with a BA in International Government and Business. She spent the first five years after college graduation working as a United States Federal Agent, first for the US General Services Administration and later for Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General. Investigating Medicare cases reignited an interest in medicine that she had as a young girl. So, after spending 18 months accumulating biology, chemistry and physics credits, Julie was accepted to Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In her second year of veterinary school, Julie was awarded a 3-year US Army Health Professionals Scholarship. Therefore, upon graduation, she was commissioned as a Captain in the US Army and spent four years as the Officer in Charge of the Camp Lejeune Branch of the Mid-Atlantic District Veterinary Command.
After the completion of her military obligation, Julie entered private practice, working in a corporate practice in Jacksonville, NC, for five years, and then practicing in a rural small animal practice in Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania for seven years. Julie has interests in many different areas of veterinary medicine, but enjoys the challenge of Internal Medicine and Oncology cases. She also strongly believes in the importance of the Human-Animal bond and feels that our pets can improve both our emotional and physical well-being. Consequently, she feels that providing preventive care for all our pets as well as palliative care in our debilitated and senior pets, is essential not only to keeping our pets healthy and comfortable, but also to improving our client’s welfare and happiness.
When not practicing medicine, Julie enjoys kayaking, hiking, reading and cheering for her daughter at swim meets and orchestra concerts. In addition to her husband and daughter, Julie’s family includes two incorrigible Boxers, a sneaky Chihuahua and two narcissistic cats.