Dr. Meier grew up in Minnesota and Indiana with a variety of animals from frogs to horses. Jane knew since the third grade that she wanted to be a veterinarian when she wrote an essay on what she wanted to do when she grew up.
After graduating from Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Meier completed a 16 month internship in zoological medicine at the San Diego Zoo. She then stayed on the staff of the Zoological Society of San Diego for 13 years as an associate veterinarian.
After leaving the zoo, Dr. Meier opened her house call practice concentrating on exotic animals. This included providing veterinary care to several non-profit wildlife or exotic animal organizations including Lions Tigers and Bears. She has been in practice over 40 years. Recently Dr. Meier semi retired continuing her work with the non-profits as a way to give back and stay involved.