Dr. Joanna Pridgen

Dr. Joanna Pridgen grew up in Richardson, Texas and decided to pursue the field of Veterinary Medicine after working in a vet clinic in high school. She attended Texas A&M University and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Dr. Pridgen started her career at Wisdom Animal Clinic soon after graduation and became Dr. Wisdom’s partner in 1995. In 2002, when Dr. Wisdom retired, she and her husband, Dr. Russell Woodard, bought Wisdom Animal Clinic.

Dr. Pridgen loves every aspect of Veterinary Medicine, but especially enjoys the challenge of the complicated internal medicine cases. She appreciates the diagnostic work up and maintenance aspect of chronic illness. “I love helping people by helping their four-legged family members”, says Dr. Pridgen.

Dr. Pridgen gives back to the community by participating in the Kiwanis Club of Texarkana, where she is a past president. She is also on the boards of the United Way and Women for A&M Texarkana. Dr. Pridgen is a prolific reader and word puzzle aficionado. She loves horseback riding with her twin daughters, Jenna and Kate, and her husband, Dr. Woodard.


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