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Vetstreet.com is a new site dedicated to giving you the most accurate information possible, so you can keep your dogs and cats healthy.
Our articles are written, developed, and reviewed by leading veterinarians, professional journalists, and animal health experts, so you get the most current advice and thinking on everything from finding the right puppy or kitten to dealing with serious medical conditions.
We know that the key to a happy, healthy, long-living pet is a well-informed owner and an expert veterinary care team. At vetstreet.com, we provide the information and tools to make that partnership happen as easily as possible.
We also cover fun events (dock diving, pet parades), track trends (pets in pop culture), review great products (sleek cat toys and cushy dog beds), and explore all the things that make having a pet so amazing.
Vetstreet.com is brought to you from the publishers of Compendium and Veterinary Technician, who have been educating the veterinary community for more than 30 years.
Compendium, our peer-reviewed, educational journal, provides veterinary professionals with articles, videos, and clinical snapshots on a wide variety of clinically relevant topics. Published monthly, Compendium also provides an online resource for continuing education for veterinarians, accredited through the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Veterinary Technician, which launched in 1980, was the first publication dedicated to educating veterinary technicians and staff. Accredited through Alfred State College, Veterinary Technician provides essential information for veterinary technicians that benefits their profession and their patients. To find out more about Compendium and Veterinary Technician, go to vetlearn.com.
Over the coming weeks we will be introducing you to members of the Vetstreet editorial staff. To start, here is the scoop on several key players:
Dr. Beth Thompson, Medical Director
Dr. Thompson is a small animal veterinarian who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to working in private practice, she has been co-director of the Veterinary Technology Program at Manor College, editor in Chief of Veterinary Technician Journal, and Executive Editor for Compendium journal.
At Vetstreet.com, among many duties, she oversees all veterinary review of medical content. Dr. Thompson has written/developed a myriad of educational programs for veterinarians, veterinary technicians and office staff as well as scripting and appearing in educational videos and interviews. Before embarking on her veterinary career, she earned an undergraduate degree in marine biology and worked in the publishing industry.
She lives in New Jersey and shares her home with her family and 3 dogs, various cats, a conure, a ball python and a turtle.
Susan Segrest, Executive Editor
Susan Segrest grew up in Georgia with various pets including a beagle named Sam, a Saint Bernard named Ike and a cat who occasionally answered to Midnight. (She was also obsessed with horses but was never allowed to bring one home to the subdivision.) This passion for pets ultimately led her to vetstreet.com where, as executive editor, she oversees all editorial content on the site.
Prior to joining Vetstreet, she was the editor of Paw Nation at AOL, one of the largest pet content sites on the web. She has also been an editor or a contributing editor at a variety of publications, including Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, the New York Daily News, Prevention andSeventeen. Her writing credits include articles for those outlets and many more including Martha Stewart Living, Mode and Reader’s Digest. Segrest has also penned a humor book for Random House and teaches magazine and website development for the Columbia Publishing Course at Columbia University.
She lives in New York City with an old but adorable pug named Milo and is learning more every day about taking care of a senior dog.
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