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Board of Advisors
Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Coates was valedictorian of her graduating class at the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced in Virginia, Wyoming, and Colorado. She is also the author of numerous articles, short stories, and books, including the Dictionary of Veterinary Terms, Vet-Speak Deciphered for the Non-Veterinarian. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband, children, dog (Apollo), and cat (Minerva).
Dr. Catharine Hennessy, DVM
Dr. Catharine Hennessy graduated from North Carolina State University in 2001 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced as a large animal veterinarian, and as a consultant for the pharmaceutical industry. She is currently a small animal veterinarian. Her passion is improving her clients’ lives by creating health for their dogs and cats. When not at work, she spends time with her husband, two sons, her chihuahua and three cats.
Dr. TB Thompson, DVM
Dr. TB Thompson has been practicing as a dog and cat veterinarian since 2000. She’s worked with exotic pets, wildlife, dogs, and cats in general practice and emergency pet hospitals. Dr. Thompson loves teaching people how to care for their pets in a gentle, sustainable way. With two amazing dogs and one awesome husband around, she learns something new every day about how to be happier in this world.
Dr. Chyrle Bonk, DVM
Dr. Chyrle Bonk earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University. Chyrle has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2010. She currently works as a mixed animal veterinarian and rancher in a rural town in Idaho. When not practicing, ranching, or writing, she spends her free time with her husband and two little boys somewhere in the Idaho wilderness.
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Rob is a co-founder of RKT Publishing and CEO of Financial Recovery Technologies. He’s an experienced, entrepreneurial leader with a track record of success. Over twenty years he has co-founded four technology companies, and remains an active advisor, investor, and mentor for several Boston-area growth companies. Connect with Rob on LinkedIn.
Ken is a co-founder of RKT Publishing, with 13 years experience in digital marketing and online publishing. He’s been featured in ESPN, Inc.com and Search Engine Land. Connect with Ken on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Tom is a co-founder of RKT Publishing, with 10+ years experience in digital marketing and online publishing whose expertise has been featured in USA Today, Fox Business, and more. You can find Tom on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Angela is the Executive Editor at RKT Publishing and oversees all content production and editorial policies for all RKT properties. She has 10 years experience in branding, PR and digital publishing and is founder and CEO of Coda Concepts. She’s been featured in Forbes, AMEX Open Forum and Business.com. Follow Angela on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Cynthia is the managing editor and frequent contributor. She lives with her husband in Southern California. Cynthia is passionate about helping pet parents create a healthy lifestyle through preventative healthcare and positive enrichment for a long, vibrant life of their four-legged friends. She’s raised and cared for many pets (mostly dogs), and has been writing about pet-focused topics, advice and trends since 2014.
- Lyme Disease in Dogs: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment – Django Dog Gear
- Puppy Pad Review – These Dog Days
- Contributor – Pet Life Today
Jenny is a frequent contributing author for Pup Life Today. She’s originally from Central Ohio but has lived all over the world with her family, including Texas, Florida and Germany, among other places. She’s taken her two fur babies (and human ones, too) with her along the way and currently calls Eastern PA home. Jenny has been writing on all things pets (mostly focused on dogs) since 2015 and hopes to continue honing her expertise for many years to come.
- Contributor – Pet Life Today
- 4 Cute, Practical Clothes Your Frenchie Will Love – DreamValleyFrenchies
Kristin Hitchcock is a frequent contributor at Pup Life Today. She was born and raised in Tennessee and currently lives there with her husband and toddler. Kristin is passionate about helping pet parents weave a fulfilling and enriching life for their pets by educating them about lesser-known topics and helping them make the best decisions possible for their pets. She owns three dogs, three cats, two fish, and a lizard.
- Make a First Aid Kit for Your Pooch with These 10 Great Items – Pet Bucket
- Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails? – The Labrador Site
- Savannah Cat Names – The Happy Cat Site
Rebecca Desfosse is a frequent contributor to Pup Life Today. She’s a freelance writer who has been writing about pets and pet care topics since 2011. She has contributed to publications such as PetMD, Petcentric, Care.com and more. Rebecca, her husband and two boys live at the beautiful Jersey Shore. They are the pet parents and best pals to two Shiba Inu dogs and two rambunctious cats. She is passionate about sharing creative and unique ways pet parents can enrich the lives of their pets.
- Top Items to Make Being a Pet Owner 100% Easier – PortionPro Rx
- Contributor – Pet Life Today
- The Best Cat Harnesses – Cat Life Today
Caitlin is a freelance lifestyle writer and a frequent contributor at Pup Life Today. Caitlin is based in the great white north in friendly Toronto, Canada. She lives with her husband, two sons, rescue dog, and cat. Caitlin is passionate about helping pet parents learn about the newest, trendiest, and most helpful products to help their four-legged friends live a long and happy life. She’s always had a pet in her life — from ferrets and cockatiels to mice, fish, dogs, and cats, and has been writing about pet-focused topics, advice and trends since 2012, and was previously the editor and contributor for Yahoo Canada Pets’ popular website.
- Contributor – Pet Life Today
- Contributor – Cat Life Today
- 5 Ways to Help Your Dog Cope With Their Joint Pains – CBD Dog Health
Richard is a writer and marketer for the pet industry. He is from the UK, but has lived abroad in Japan and South Korea. Richard has shared his life with pets since childhood, and currently has a rescue pug named Bertie. These days, he works with veterinarians and pet businesses to improve their marketing and increase profits. To find out more, please visit his website.
- Understanding Cat Communication – Solid Gold Pet Food
- How Veterinary Practices can Improve Client Retention – Veterinary Practice News
- Pet Businesses Seek Online Revenue – Pet Product News
Jennifer is a freelance writer and blogger, and is a lover of all animals, especially her Pomeranian, Sasha. She lives in northwest New Jersey with her husband and son. Jennifer enjoys sharing her love of animals through her writing, helping other pet parents give their fur-babies the best life possible.
Lauren is a freelance writer and contributor to Pup Life Today. She was born and raised in Maine where her very first job was walking her neighbor’s cat. She continues to live in Maine with her husband, three children, and 100 pound lap dog. Lauren enjoys sharing helpful advice and finding the best products to help other pet parents raise healthy, happy pets.
Nicole Adams is a writer residing in the mountains of Vermont with her two rescue dogs. She specializes in all things dog, but her passions are canine nutrition and holistic health. With more than 20 years of experience in obedience and behavioral training, Nicole is a lifelong animal rescuer and advocate. She loves to use writing as a way to educate pet parents on how to do their best when it comes to their furry loved ones.
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- Chow Chow Puppy Seized After Nipping Police Officer, Family Calls For His Release – The Inquisitr
How We Give Back
At Pup Life Today, we believe in raising awareness for animal and pet rights. We do this through advocacy and as supporting members in the following organizations:
Best Friends Animal Society | American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
How We Support Pup Life Today
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This is how we’re able to fund and support the work we do at Pup Life Today, so that we can bring you the best dog news, tips and product buying advice for dog owners and remain a free and unbiased resource.