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meet the team 💪

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Dr. Leslie Brooks, DVM, MPH

🎓 University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, 2012 — Leslie lives in Indiana with her husband, son, and cat named Callie. She runs her own house-call practice and spends much of her free time volunteering in the community, from Meals on Wheels to working with pets of the homeless and vulnerable.

Dr. Mason Romero

Dr. Mason Romero, DVM

Dr. Romero earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from LSU in 2007 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2012 graduating with honors. He’s has dedicated his life to the health and well-being of dogs and cats with a focus on client education. Most importantly, though, his cat’s name is John Wick. 🔫

Shoshi Parks, Ph.D., CPDT-ka, CSAT

Shoshi Parks is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-ka), Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) and Ph.D. She is the owner of Modern Hound Dog Training in San Jose, California and a former dog training instructor at the San Francisco SPCA.

Michele King

Dr. Michele King, DVM, MBA

Dr. Michele King practices veterinary medicine for small animals on the coast of South Texas, having graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2002. She spends her time between emergency medicine and High-Quality, High-Volume spay/neuter surgeries and is passionate about decreasing pet overpopulation.  In her spare time, she enjoys bird watching and beach photography.

Erica Irish

Dr. Erica M. Irish, DVM

🎓 University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013 — Erica practices at a 24/7 small animal hospital with a focus on cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, and integrative medicine. When she’s not working or writing, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband, their son, and their six cats and three dogs. 🤯

Bryony Timotei Ravate, MSc Animal Behavior and Welfare

Bryony is a freelance writer from Kent. She has both an MSc and BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, which she uses to analyze and disseminate scientific news and topics. Her blog BrynsteinScience allows her to express her creative side whilst engaging in scientific communication.  She hopes to one day be a science journalist with a focus on animal-related topics and issues.

Danny Romero

Danny Romero, journalist and dog travel expert

Danny E Romero is an American journalist currently residing in the UK. He has traveled across Europe, the UK, and the USA with his best friend, an English bull terrier named Rocky. Together they have traveled to 22 countries. When he’s not traveling or writing, Danny likes to dance, read, and pretend to get work done in cafes with his dog.