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Healthy Tails

Healthy Tails is an entertainment and educational radio program focused on teaching people all about pets, the various roles they play in our lives, and their impact around the world. This show focuses on teaching pet lovers about veterinary medicine by breaking down medical cases and diseases in the most simplistic form. This is done to help people recognize when something is wrong with their pet and to better understand treatment plans. Pet owners have fun learning with the engaging format and personalities. The show uses a fun and interactive approach to informing listeners about the most recent animal-related news, introducing interesting medical cases, discussing new pet products, and answering questions people have about their pets.

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Talking with Children about Pets

In this episode, Dr. Mondrian Contreras discusses the positive impact of growing up with pets. He sits down with his four children as they discuss how much happiness their pets have added to their lives and how they see themselves taking care of their pets. They also spend some time talking about the new puppy they are hoping to add to the family in the next few weeks!

1hr

29 Jul 2020

Rank #1

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Talking Pet Nutrition with Dr. Lauren Foster

In this episode, host Dr. Mondrian Contreras joins his colleagues, Dr. Elaine McCarthy and Vet Tech Tim Hayes, to break down the top animal-related news. Dr. Contreras also interviews Dr. Lauren Foster, a veterinary nutritionist working at the Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center. Dr. Foster discusses pet nutrition and helps inform pet owners so they can better understand the pet food industry. Dr. Contreras finishes up the episode with the Product of the Week.

1hr

22 Jul 2020

Rank #2

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Encore Pet Insurance with Dr. Jules Benson

In this episode, host Dr. Mondrian Contreras joins his colleagues, Dr. Elaine McCarthy, Dr. Kyle Marano, and Vet Tech Tim Hayes, to break down the top animal-related news. Dr. Contreras also interviews Dr. Jules Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer at Nationwide Pet Insurance Unit. Dr. Benson discusses his unique veterinary beginnings, conservation efforts, humane animal bond, and of course the incredible impact pet insurance can have for pet owner families. Dr. Contreras finishes up the episode with the Product of the Week.

1hr

15 Jul 2020

Rank #3

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Choosing Your Pet with Dr. Elise Ciribassi

In this episode, host Dr. Mondrian Contreras joins his colleagues, Dr. Elaine McCarthy, Dr. Kyle Marano, and Vet Tech Tim Hayes, to break down the top animal-related news. Dr. Contreras also interviews Dr. Elise Ciribassi, a seasoned veterinarian and previous owner of Carol Stream Animal Hospital. Dr. Ciribassi has exceptional experience treating all types of pets, and discusses choosing a pet with a focus on exotic animals. Dr. Contreras finishes up the episode with the Product of the Week.

1hr

8 Jul 2020

Rank #4

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Talking Diabetes Mellitus with Dr. Kelly Cairns

In this episode, host Dr. Mondrian Contreras joins his colleagues, Dr. Elaine McCarthy, Dr. Kyle Marano, and Vet Tech Tim Hayes, to break down the top animal-related news. Dr. Contreras also interviews Dr. Kelly Cairns, the National Director of Internal Medicine, Chair of the Pathway Specialty Director Board and Director of Specialty and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Cairns discusses internal medicine and Diabetes Mellitus. Dr. Contreras finishes up the episode with the Product of the Week.

1hr

1 Jul 2020

Rank #5

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Holistic Veterinary Medicine

In this episode, host Dr. Mondrian Contreras joins his colleagues, Dr. Elaine McCarthy, Dr. Kyle Marano, and Vet Tech Tim Hayes, to break down the top animal-related news. Dr. Contreras also interviews Dr. Rosmarie Niznik, the founder of Harmony Rose Animal Wellness, an integrative veterinary practice to serve her clients and patients holistic veterinary care in the comfort of their home environment. Dr. Contreras finishes up the episode with the Product of the Week.

1hr 13mins

24 Jun 2020

Rank #6

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Pet Insurance with Dr. Jules Benson

In this episode, host Dr. Mondrian Contreras joins his colleagues, Dr. Elaine McCarthy, Dr. Kyle Marano, and Vet Tech Tim Hayes, to break down the top animal-related news. Dr. Contreras also interviews Dr. Jules Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer at Nationwide Pet Insurance Unit. Dr. Benson discusses his unique veterinary beginnings, conservation efforts, humane animal bond, and of course the incredible impact pet insurance can have for pet owner families. Dr. Contreras finishes up the episode with the Product of the Week.

53mins

17 Jun 2020

Rank #7

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Talking Aquaculture with Alexa Delaune

In this episode, host Dr. Mondrian Contreras joins his colleagues, Dr. Elaine McCarthy, Dr. Kyle Marano, and Vet Tech Tim Hayes, to break down the top animal-related news. Dr. Contreras also interviews Dr. Alexa Delaune, Vice President of Veterinary Services at Mississippi Aquarium. Dr. Delaune discusses aquaculture and helps inform pet fish owners on how best to care for fish. Dr. Contreras finishes up the episode with the Product of the Week.

1hr 3mins

10 Jun 2020

Rank #8

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Dr. Dani McVety and Lap of Love

In this episode, host Dr. Mondrian Contreras joins his colleagues, Dr. Elaine McCarthy, Dr. Robbie Unsell, and Vet Tech Tim Hayes, to break down the top animal-related news. Dr. Contreras also interviews Lap of Love founder Dr. Dani McVety. Dr. McVety founded Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice just 3 months after graduation from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Now an Inc 5000 company and 6 time recipient of the Gator 100 award, Lap of Love has visited the homes of over 150,000 families, with a nationwide network of over 120 passionate doctors and a full time interdisciplinary support staff. Their team is dedicated to making the end of life experience for pets, and the people that love them, as dignified and peaceful as possible. Dr. Contreras finishes up the episode with the Product of the Week.

1hr 7mins

3 Jun 2020

Rank #9

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Shelter Medicine, Animal News, Product of the Week

In this episode, host Dr. Mondrian Contreras joins his colleagues, Dr. Elaine McCarthy, Dr. Robbie Unsell, and Vet Tech Tim Hayes, to break down the top animal-related news, including wet market debate, bats and COVID, COVID sniffing dogs, and COVID effects on environment. Dr. Contreras interviews Shelter Medicine veterinarian Dr. Natalie Isaza. Dr. Isaza is a renowned expert in the field of Shelter Medicine. Shelter Medicine has gone through a huge evolution in terms of how shelters are able to care for pets, how much they focus on behavior, and the amount of research being done; these have all helped to increase the standard of care and have increased the frequency of pets getting adopted into families. Dr. Isaza discusses this and some of the changes to come in Shelter Medicine. Dr. Contreras will finish up the episode with the Product of the Week.

1hr 15mins

27 May 2020

Rank #10