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Senior Tail Waggers provides expert advice directly from pet experts and veterinarians.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for educational purposes only. The content is not meant to be a substitute for professional veterinarian diagnosis or treatment.


  • Dr. Jamie Whittenburg is the Director and Owner of Kingsgate Animal Hospital, a full-service animal hospital in Lubbock, TX (Practice Profile). She graduated from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).

  • Dr Debra Eldredge, DVM, graduated from Cornell University, where she was the first recipient of the Gentle Doctor Award, a prize given by the clinical faculty for the best patient care. She is an award-winning author of more than 20 books on pets (including the “Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook”).

  • Alex Crow is an RCVS accredited Veterinary surgeon with special interests in neurology and soft tissue surgery. Dr Crow is currently practicing at Buttercross Veterinary Center (Practice Profile). He earned his degree in veterinary medicine from the Royal Veterinary College (one of the top 3 vet schools in the world).

  • Dr Jo De Klerk, BVetMed, is a principal Veterinarian at JDK Veterinarian Services (Practice Profile). She is a board-certified veterinarian, who earned her Honors of Veterinary Medicine from the prestigious Royal Veterinary College in London. She is registered with the RCVS and SAVC and has a Master’s degree in Animal Health and a Certificate in Veterinary Pain Management. She is the author of 11 books including ‘Old Dog Love: A Common-Sense Guide to Caring for Your Senior Dog'.

  • Dr. Ochoa earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from St. George University and completed her program with excellent scores. She has been working as a veterinarian since 2015 for Whitehouse Veterinary Hospital in Whitehouse, TX (Practice Profile).

  • Dr. Chyrle Bonk received her Master in Animal Science from the University of Idaho and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Oregon State University. She has over 10 years of experience in small animal veterinary practice, working for a veterinary clinic in Idaho.

  • Dr. Simons is an Emergency and Critical Care resident veterinarian at 'Cornell University Veterinary Specialists', a 24/7 Emergency and Critical Care Facility in Connecticut (Practice Profile). She graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2019.

  • Julie Burgess, a Certified Veterinary Technician with more than 20 years of experience, has also trained dogs for more than 8 years. She is a Certified Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers).

  • Dr. Ellen Marcinkiewicz BVSc. MRCVS graduated from the University of Melbourne as a veterinarian in 2012 and is passionate about all things small animal health. Since graduating almost 10 years ago, she has worked in clinical practice, including at a university teaching hospital in New Zealand.

  • Dr. Waite is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB) and Certified Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). CAABs must meet rigorous standards for academic degrees and animal behavior experience. She is also a lecturer in the psychology department of the University of Wisconsin, and a researcher on dog behavior.

  • Janet Cutler has a PhD in animal behavior and welfare, and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB) specialized in cat and dog behavior. She runs a cat and dog training company called Landmark Behavior.

  • Dr. Sarah Graves has been a veterinarian since 2014. She graduated from the prestigious Royal Veterinary College at the University of London with a Doctor's degree.