Though the Turtles wear disguises when they come to see her, Dr. Jane knows and accepts that they are mutants. Oddly enough, she does not believe the Turtles are able to communicate with and/or understand non-mutated animals.
Michelangelo was initially involved with Goodfellow because of Pete, a pigeon he was nursing back to health with the aid of the good veterinarian. However, there was tension in their friendship because she did not believe that Pete was intelligent or capable of communication, which offended Michelangelo.
After Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael were captured by Dr. Lesseau, Dr. Goodfellow, together with Pete, aided Michelangelo in saving his fellow Turtles. She also appeared to form a friendship with the pigeon by the end.
- Her name is a play on primatologist Jane Goodall.