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Dr. Randy Aronson

Dr. Randy D. Aronson VMD, CCRT

Dr. Aronson has over 35 years of veterinary experience and earned his Veterinary Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He owns and operates the PAWS Veterinary Center with his wife, Dr. Geren T. Thurston in Arizona. He is also a keynote speaker, pet product consultant, and hosts the Radio Pet Vet — a call-in style FM radio show for answering pet-related questions.

Erica Irish

Dr. Erica 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.

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Dr. Dwight Alleyne, DVM

Dwight Alleyne is a 2006 Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine graduate. He has been practicing veterinary medicine for the past 15 years in Georgia. In addition to practicing veterinary medicine, he enjoys writing for his very own blog, exercising, and bicycling. He is an owner of a beloved cat named Queen.

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. Michelle Diener, DVM

Dr. Michelle Diener received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University in 2006.  She has been practicing small animal medicine for over 15 years in North Carolina, specializing in dogs and cats. She has two dogs and an Amazon parrot. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family, cycling, and fishing.

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.

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.

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.

Jennifer Carrero, CVT

Jennifer A. Carrero, CVT

Jennifer is a Certified Veterinary Technician and student of the University of Central Florida’s Biology (BS) – Zoology and Pre-Veterinarian Science program. She has worked for Banfield Pet Hospital and the Animal Health Department at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. She spends her time with her two children and Great Danes, Donte and Snow.

Dr. Laura O'Sullivan, VMD, MPH

Dr. O’Sullivan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Following graduation, she completed a small animal general medicine and surgery internship followed by an emergency and neurology/neurosurgery internship. Since then, she has practiced small animal general medicine and surgery. Outside of work she enjoys going on adventures with her husband and their dog, Cooper.