Joe Jurgielewicz & Son, Ltd. was founded on the core belief that all their ducks must be treated humanely. The ducks at the Jurgielewicz farm have been cared for by a veterinarian since Dr. Joe started the farm; his second son, Dr. Jim, earned his veterinary degree in 2015, and continues to ensure the Jurgielewicz ducks receive the highest quality duck health care. The Jurgielewicz ducks are raised free-roaming in large temperature-controlled barns and are fed only a nutritious diet of corn and soybeans. The ducks are never fed any antibiotics or hormones to promote growth. Joe Jurgielewicz & Son is the only duck farm in America with two “round-the-clock” veterinarians as well as a full-time duck welfare specialist to train employees and conduct duck welfare audits.
Alyssa is our Animal Welfare Specialist, a part of the Live Operations Department, and works with all employees, farmers, and auditors to make sure our ducks are raised and handled in the most humane manner possible. Alyssa graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Animal Science and has worked with us since 2018.
Dr. Joe Jurgielewicz, Jr., DVM has been owner and operator since 1984. Dr. Joe graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. in Biology, and Cornell University with a D.V.M in Veterinary Science.
Dr. Jim Jurgielewicz, DVM is our Director of Live Ops, and oversees our ducks’ health and welfare from the hatchery and beyond since 2015. Dr. Jim graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a B.S. in Biology, and Washington State University with a D.V.M. in Veterinary Science.