Ask a Vet

When you have questions about the health and safety of your best friend, there's no substitute for expert advice. That's why we provide this Ask a Vet free service to connect pet owners with pet experts. Our vets love answering your questions!

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Ask our Vets Any Pet-Related Question

We recommend searching our already existing article database before you submit your question:

Doggie Designer enlisted a team of practicing veterinarians, including Dr. Joanna Woodnutt, Dr. Chyrle Bonk, and Dr. Maureen Kanana Murithi, to handle your biggest health-related issues through Ask a Vet. They will personally review your question and provide you with their expert opinion in as much detail as possible.

Thanks to their many years of practice, our veterinarians have seen and heard it all, and they’re ready to provide you with accurate information that you can trust.

Please note that, in order to provide you with the best possible advice, they’ll need any and all information you can provide, including detailed medical histories, a thorough description of the issue, and any relevant photographs. Also, our vets cannot prescribe medication, recommend dosages, or comment on over-the-counter medication over the internet.

The vets do their best to follow the consensus author guidelines on animal ethics and welfare from the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

Ask a Vet Online Through Live Chat

Our vets do their best to respond to your questions as quickly as possible, but our Ask a Vet free service is not a live chat. If want to talk to a vet online for free, you can try services like Chewy's Connect with a Vet or Wag! Health. We also recommend searching through our extensive database of dog information. You might just find the answer you're looking for -- instantly!

Meet our Vets

When you need answers to potentially life-and-death questions involving your best friend, it’s reassuring to know that the person on the other side of the screen actually knows what they’re talking about. Here are our experienced veterinarians:

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Vet Joanna Woodnutt

Vet, MRCVS
Dr. Joanna Woodnutt

Dr. Joanna Woodnutt is an experienced vet working in the UK. She has written about pets and pet health for many websites, blogs and pet magazines and loves to help owners to understand their pets through her writing.

Vet approved

Chyrle BonkChyrle Bonk

Vet, DVM
Dr. Chyrle Bonk

Dr. Chyrle Bonk is a practicing veterinarian at a mixed animal clinic in Idaho. She enjoys treating animals, writing for veterinary publications like Doggie Designer, and exploring the great outdoors.

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Dr. Jonathan Roberts Doggie Designer veterinary consultantDr. Jonathan Roberts Doggie Designer veterinary consultant

Vet, BVSC
Dr. Jonathan Roberts

Dr. Jonathan Roberts is a small animal veterinary surgeon based in Cape Town, South Africa. Many of his patients come from animal welfare organizations, and he also specializes in behavioral medicine.

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olivia speight

Vet, BVSc MRCVS
Dr. Olivia Speight

Dr. Olivia Speight is an experienced vet, currently working as a small animal vet at a charity hospital. Passionate about animal welfare, her other interests include soft-tissue and orthopaedic surgery which she continues to develop in practice.

Vet approved

Dr. Maureen K. MurithiDr. Maureen K. Murithi

Vet, DVM
Dr. Maureen Kanana Murithi

Dr. Maureen Kanana Murithi is a licensed veterinarian who runs her own practice in Nairobi, Kenya. She also holds a masters of science degree in Epidemiology and is passionate about animal welfare and health.