Dr. Wayne Juhnke (Dr. J) was born and raised in Cleveland, OH where he worked for 10 years as a veterinary technician. He obtained his B.S. in biology at Cleveland State University and is a 1986 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Juhnke is a founding partner of River Forest Animal Hospital and resides in Oak Park with his wife, Alice Ireland, and his two rescued French bulldogs, Elmer and Edith Piaf. His daughter, Hesper, recently became a licensed expressive arts therapist and is living abroad with her new husband while he completes a graduate program at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
Dr. J likes to spend his free time cooking, traveling, listening to live music, reading and playing tennis. In keeping with his interest in canine obedience and behavior, he is currently training Elmer as a ball boy on the court and is also helping Edie to perfect her béarnaise sauce in the kitchen.