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Dr. Karen Rosenthal is the director of special species medicine and interim medical director at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies in Philadelphia. Dr. Rosenthal answers medical related questions for all critters on our site.
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Caroline Charland is president and founder of Bunny Bunch S.P.C.R Society for the proper care of rabbits.
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Carol Lawton has owned mice as pets for several years and has bred and shown them for a couple years. Lawton holds the position of Mouse Representative on the board of the American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association, the oldest rat and mouse club in the United States. Her mice regularly take top honors at shows, and she begins judges training early next year.She has owned and loved rats for more than 16 years. Lawton has been involved with rat organizations for 10 years, and has bred and photographed rats for five years.
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Jill Warnick resides in Massachusetts and has been breeding hedgehogs since 1995. She also produced the video "Hedgehogs Unleashed," which demonstrates the care and maintenance of the African Pygmy Hedgehog.
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Donna Anastasi is the author of Gerbils [BowTie Press, 2005] and president of the American Gerbil Society. She raises and shows gerbils and is a certified AGS judge. Donna also shares her experiences in showing gerbils through her Critters Blog Gerbil Show Countdown.
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Karin Leonhardt has owned sugar gliders for eight years. She’s been happily married for 27 years, is the mother of three and grandmother of one. Leonhardt also designs unique sugar glider accessories.
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Martha Boden created a home-based rescue service for hamsters called "The Hambulance." Over the past seven years, Boden has addressed the needs of nearly 800 hamsters. She has worked in animal shelters as an operations consultant and as CEO.
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Marty Hull was born in California and practiced dentistry until 1991. Since then, he’s been a full-time inventor and has received nine U.S. patents for his inventions. He started breeding chinchillas in late 1980s, and developed the following products for chinchillas: the Flying Saucer Exercise Wheel and Pro-C probiotic chinchilla supplement. Hull has extensively researched chinchilla genetics, malocclusion and other health issues. He and his staff breed high-quality show and pet-grade chinchillas. They frequently mentor other breeders and continue to do rescue and rehabilitation work with chinchillas.
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Mary Van Dahm has worked with more than 3,000 ferrets in the past 18 years. She currently shares her home with 25 four-footed friends.
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Shannon Cauthen has been a guinea pig hobbyist/rescuer for more than 15 years. In 1998, she founded Cavy Care Inc., a guinea pig shelter in Colorado Visit the shelter at www.cavycareinc.org.
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