A Southern California native, Dr. McKenna attended the University of Chicago where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She attended the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and earned her DVM degree in 2005. She did a rotating internship in the Los Angeles region the following year. Jodi became a part of the ACCLA emergency service as a staff emergency veterinarian from 2006-2008. Jodi joined her significant other in 2008 and relocated back up to northern California where she worked in emergency medicine for three more years. She has returned to ACCLA, accepting a residency position in emergency and critical care. Jodi has a particular interest in cardiology, management of the critically ill patient and stabilization of the acute trauma patient. Jodi lives in Los Angeles with her long time boyfriend and their two cats Shady and Balboa.