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A number of the vets tweet about their own pets--from Dr. Patrick Mahaney who has a Welsh Terrier named Cardiff with a chronic health condition; to Dr. Arnold Plotnick and his cat Crispy who has the "brain of Einstein and the body of Buddha;" and Dr. Janet Tobiassen and her cat Barney... 2 greyhounds and... heck, you'll have to follow her, there's a whole menagerie. The vets are not above sharing a funny animal video, either.
This post is a companion piece to a previous post, 20 People all Cat Lovers Should Follow on Twitter. I plan to follow it up with a post on pet behaviorists on Twitter.
VETERINARIANS AND CLINICS
Note: the compiled list is not in any particular order.
About: Janet Tobiassen DVM is the guide to Veterinary Medicine on About.com where she has written about veterinary medicine, pets and vet news since 1999. Dr. Tobiassen specializes in small animals. She is married with a son and daughter and lives on a farm.
Blog: About Vet Med: Animal News Facts and Fun Stuff
Pets: dogs, cats, chickens and geese.
Interests: Loves making her own beads. Knitting.
About: Shawn Finch DVM wanted to be a vet since she was 9 years old. She is a veterinarian at the Gentle Doctor in Omaha, Nebraska. She writes about pets at Life with Dogs. Married with 2 daughters.
Pets: 2 dogs and a cat
Blog: Riley and James Fan Club
Blog: Riley and James Fan Club
About: Dr. Arnold Plotnick is owner and Veterinarian of Manhattan Cat Specialists, a cats-only veterinarian practice. Known as “the Cat Guy since his studies at Penn, he is the medical editor of Catnip magazine, and writes the monthly “Ask the Vet” column for CatFancy magazine. He is on the editorial advisory board of the veterinary journal Veterinary Forum.
Blog: Cat Man Do
Pets: 2 cats
Interests: Veterinary medicine (feline specialty), writing about feline issues, traveling, music
About: Dr. Jessica Vogelsang has a long last name that no one can ever pronounce, so she goes by Dr. V. (I sympathize!) Dr. V practices medicine in San Diego, CA. She is a regular contributions to Studio One Network’s The Daily Cat and The Dog Daily. Her work has been featured on petfinder.com, in Modern Dog Magazine, and in Good Dog Magazine. She is married with 2 kids.
Pets: 2 dogs, 1 cat
Interests: Aspiring surf dog competitor, Vosges chocolate lover, shoe addict
About: Dr. Karen Becker is a Proactive and Integrative Wellness Veterinarian. She practices at the Natural Pet Animal Hospital in Chicago. Named one of Chicago's Top Ten Vets, according to Chicago Magazine.
Pets: her home is "full of wayward pets, except one, a parrotlet."
Interests: She says, "my hobby is my job."
About: Dr. Lorie Huston has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 20 years. Lorie is currently the Feature Writer in Pet Care at Suite101.com and the National Pet Health Examiner at Examiner.com. Lorie also publishes the Voice of Pet Care newsletter. She is an SEO strategist.
Blogs: Social Media Savvy Pets, Pet Health Care Gazette, Feline Health Care Corner, Canine Health Care Corner
Pets: 6 rescue cats
Interests: She does work for the Volunteer Services for Animals, a non-profit local group dedicated to helping pet owners and their pets.
About: Marty Becker DVM known as "America's Veterinarian," is the veterinary contributor to ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," the resident veterinarian on "The Dr. Oz Show" and the pet expert for the American Association of Retired Persons. He is also a practicing veterinarian at Lakewood Animal Hospital in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, and North Idaho Animal Hospital in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Pets: dogs, horses and cats
Interests: He wrote Your Dog: The Owner's Manual: Hundreds of Secrets, Surprises, and Solutions for Raising a Happy, Healthy Dog.
About: Dr. Patrick Mahaney specializes in pain management for pets. Spokesperson and advocate for nontraditional pet care. He is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA). Dr. Mahaney writes for Los Angeles Pet Care Examiner and PetMD.
Blog: Dr. Patrick Mahaney
Interests: Works with local animal rescue organizations
About: Dr. Shelby Neely is a veterinarian that has been in private practice seeing cats exclusively for over 20 years. She owns a feline-only practice in the Philadelphia area. She is the founder of Purrfectly Yours Adoption Center.
Blog: Ask the Cat Doctor
Interests: Family, cats, writing, website development, computer graphics, current events, forensic science, continuing education, homeless animals, photography, music, travel, reading
About: Dr. Jeffrey Cohen owns the Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital, Newport Beach, CA. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Medicine for cats and dogs.
About: The Cat Clinic is feline-only veterinary hospital in Stillwater, OK owned by Dr. Annette Cowell.
Pets: The hospital is also home and work place to Laz the cat who came back from the dead to save other cats as a blood donor for the clinic. I previewed Laz's amazing story in a previous post. Laz has his own Twitter account.
About: Dr. Annmarie Hill, the owner, and Chief of Staff veterinarian for the Animal Care Center of Huntington Beach. Dr. Hill is married with two kids.
Pets: 4 cats (2 hairless) and dog
If you're on Twitter love to hear your recommendations for vets that you follow.
*Disclaimer: The information in this post is for educational purposes only and is not intended as an endorsement of medical services.
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