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With over 1,000,000 visitors per month, Petplace.com is the definitive web destination for PetCrazy people. We know that the number one priority of PetCrazy people is their pet’s health and well being. More than 85 veterinarians, including many veterinary specialists, have written for Petplace.com. With a library of over 10,000 veterinarian approved articles we offer the largest and most complete source of pet information available anywhere. We not only offer the most comprehensive resource for Pet Health and Wellness, but we also have over 4,000 heartwarming "Pet Stories" that will make you, laugh, make you cry and make you feel good inside. Are you PetCrazy? Then Petplace.com is for you!

PetPlace.com has assembled a world-class editorial team comprised of senior editors and writers from throughout the academic and veterinary sciences industry and all over the world.

Day-to-day oversight of our editorial team is the responsibility of Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM,Editor in Chief.

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor in Chief - Debra A. Primovic is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She has been staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She has three cats, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.

Karin U. Szust, DVM, Web Content and Email Manager - Karin Szust has over 29 years experience in the field of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine. She earned her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Buenos Aires, College of Veterinary Medicine, Argentina in 1985. She moved to the United States in 1986 and worked in general small animal practice as Clinical Supervisor and Practice Manager for 14 years. Dr. Szust's interest in small animals carries over into her home, which she and her family share with four boxers one Nanday conure and two yellow naped Amazons.

Tracy M. Hall, Editor - Ms. Hall holds a degree in zoology with a focus on animal behavior and ecology from Ohio Wesleyan University. She has worked in a number of prestigious zoological organizations including the New England Aquarium and the Cincinnati Zoo as an educator and research assistant. The author of several nationally-acclaimed biology programs for middle and high school students, Ms. Hall’s work can be found in textbooks, scientific journals, magazines, and everything in between! She has two rescue dogs, Dresden and Kiepher, a senior cat named Phoenix, and any number of rescued and rehabilitated snakes.

PetPlace.com Veterinary Contributors *

Dr. Al Camus
Dr. Alexandra Van der Woerdt, State University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Dr. Alice Moon-Fanelli
Dr. Alice Villalobos, University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Alondra Martin, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Amy Marder, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Amy Wolff - University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Andrew Hoffman – University of Guelf, Ontario Canada
Dr. Ann Marie Manning, Tufts University, Massachusetts School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Annemarie Marcucci, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Arnold Plotnick, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Barbara Oglesbee, Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Bari Spielman, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Becky Sweeney, University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Branson Ritchie, University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Cathy Reese, Tufts University, Massachusetts School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Christopher R. Gregory, University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Craig Harms, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Curt Nakamura
Dr. David Diamond, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. David Nielsen, Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. David Nieves
Dr. David Ramey, Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Dawn Ruben, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Debra Primovic, Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Don Harris, Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Douglas Brum, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Emily S. Southward, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Erika De Papp, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Etienne Cote, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Greg Lewbart, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Heidi Hoefer, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Ilana Reisner, Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Jeffrey Philibert, The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Jenni Bass
Dr. Jennifer Welser, Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Joan Capuzzi Giresi, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. John Bonagura, Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. John McDonnell, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. John Melniczek University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. John Williams, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Joseph Bertone, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Karin Szust, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Kimberly Cronin, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Lani Steinhort
Dr. Leah Carpenter, Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Leah Cohn, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Linda Aronson, Tufts University, Massachusetts School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Margaret Wissman, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Margaret Casal
Dr. Mark Papich, Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Mark Thompson , University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Mary Anna Labato, Tufts University, Massachusetts School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Mary Rose Paradis, University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Mauricio Solano, University of Veterinary Medicine, Bogato, Columbia
Dr. Meg Baho, Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Melissa Mazan
Dr. Michael Bernstein, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Michelle Posage, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Monique Chrétien
Dr. Nancy Anderson, Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Nancy Laste, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Nancy Loving, Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Natalie Antinoff, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Nicholas Dodman Glasgow University School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Nishi Dhupa, Unviersity of Nairobi, Kabete, Kenya
Dr. Nicholas Trout, University of Cambridge, Cambridge England
Dr. Noelle McNabb, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Patricia J. Provost, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Patricia Khuly, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Philip Johnson, University of Bristol, Langford, England
Dr. Ray Wak
Dr. Rebecca Remillard, Tufts University, Massachusetts School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Rhea Morgan, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Rob L. Coke, Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Robert Parker
Dr. Robert S. Bakal, North Carolina School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Rosanna Marsalla
Dr. Roy Yanong, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Steve Divers, Royal Vet College, London England
Dr. Steven Dibartola, University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Susan Clubb, Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Sylvia Bedford-Guaus, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Autonoma of Barcelona Spain
Dr. Theresa Welch Fossum Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. William Rosenblad, Tufts University, Massachusetts School of Veterinary Medicine

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PetPlace.com Writers & Contributors

Alex Lieber
Anna Sadler
April Metroulas
Barbara Simmonds/Maroon
Barbie Bischof
Betty Chu
Bonnie Mader
Bruce Stutz
Cal Orey
Carlos Parra
Celina Klee
Ceri Fitzgerald, RVT
Chris Cosgrove
Chris Henwood
Christine Ford
Cindy Marbut
Connie Bombaci
Dave Messer
David Hinckley
Debbie Tuma
Debby Sharp
Debi Metcalfe
Diane Arrington
Eamonn Lynch
Ed Kane
Francis Wood
Frank Indiviglio
G. B. Bragg
Harold Reynolds
J. Ann Helgren
Jackie Roswell
Jane Bone
Jessica A. Egly
Joan Paylo
Jud Newborn
Judith A. Stock
Karen Briggs
Karen Commings
Kitty Angell
Laura Pavey
Laura Williams
Linda Perney
Lisa Colangelo
Lori Hanna
Marcia King
Margaret Steele Farley
Margi Sirois
Margie Wilson
Marie Redding
Mariya Lysenkova
Marlene Grass, RVT,CMT
Mary Jo King
Marzena Czarnecka
Mattie Sue Athan
Maureen Trogdon
Mitch Coleman
Moira Allen
Novartis Animal Health
Patti Bartlett
Priscilla Valentine
R. D. Bartlett
Ranny Green
Rebecca Jones
Rebecca K. O'Connor
Rebecca Sweat
Renae Hamrick, RVT
Robert Anderson
Rochielle Goulette
Ruth Janson
Sam Boyle
Stephen Sawicki
Susan Bard Hall
Susan Perry
Susan Rubinowitz
Suzanne Zweigart
Talia Starkey
Thomas Wrausmann
Tom Hetherington
Tracy Grinnell
Virginia Breen
Virginia Wells
Wade Shaddy
Wendy Christensen

 

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