The Mella Moment podcast delves into stories of the ever-evolving world of pets. From vets to parents to brands, Mella Moment is a platform to learn and share ways to care for our pets -- both age-old methodologies and the newest innovations.
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CREATE A BUSINESS FROM A RESEARCH PROJECT? - DR. BARR HADAR AND DR. KEN LAMBRECHT
Dr. Barr Hadar and Dr. Ken Lambrecht join us to talk about a weight loss research project with cats in private homes, evaluating technology, and bringing these ideas forward to create Health Pet Connect - a company that connects your pets’ home health data to your veterinarian to prevent problems.
WANT TO BE A PART OF A PET ENTREPRENEUR NETWORK? - DAVE COMISKEY
Dave Comiskey, the entrepreneur in residence of Purina’s Pet Care Innovation Prize, joins us to talk about the pretty self-describing award. If you are a pet entrepreneur - or a budding one - and are interested in opportunities in the industry, take a listen!
WHAT'S THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF PET TECHNOLOGY? - SAM SCHOPLER
Sam Schopler from PetDesk joins us to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of bringing technology into the pet industry for pets, pet parents, and vets alike.
HOW IS TECHNOLOGY CHANGING THE PET SHELTER INDUSTRY? - LIZZ WHITACRE
Lizz Whitacre, the founder and CEO of Pawlytics, joins us to talk about her cloud-based software for animal shelters and rescues who want to save more animals and love their database while doing it - and how technology is impacting the future of this industry!
EASY WAYS TO REDUCE WASTE AND BE A SUSTAINABLE VET OR PET PARENT! - LAUREN PAGLIUGHI
Lauren Pagliughi joins us to talk about sustainability, the steps you can take to reduce waste in your daily life, and how to help the planet out. If it seems like a dating task to you, listen further, and you’ll see that there are easy tasks for both vets and pet parents!
WHAT IS ANIMAL CENTERED DESIGN? - LUISA RUGE
Luisa Ruge, an animal center designer who is passionate about animals, joins us to talk about the future of art, animal's place in society, and how she can improve their wellbeing as a designer.
HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER ACUPUNCTURE FOR YOUR PET - ELISA MCFEE
Elisa McAfee, a veterinarian at California Animal Rehabilitation, joins us to talk about the benefits of acupuncture for your pet - and why it's such a breeze
LOOKING FOR A GOOD TREAT FOR YOUR DOG?
- BULLY BUNDLES
Ryan Schoop joins us to talk about his company Bully Bundles which takes chemical-free, 100% all-natural, low odor dog treat sticks and delivers them to your doorstep every month.
LORINE CLEMENS FROM PETHUB
Lorien Clemens joins us to discuss PetHub, a modern pet identification that links your tag to a free and secure pet profile and ensures that your best friend is always by your side.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR DOG HAPPY - JULIE HILL
Julie Hill, a fellow podcaster and host of DogCast radio, joins us to talk about training your dog, how to stay active during the pandemic, and other tips from dog parent to dog parent to help your four-legged friend live their fullest and happiest life.
CAROL NOVELLO FROM MUTAL RESCUE
Carol Novello, the founder of Mutual Rescue™ and author of “Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too” joins us to talk about Mutual Rescue, a national initiative that highlights the connection between people and pets in order to inspire and support life-saving efforts in communities across the nation and world.
MICHAEL BEVIS FROM KOOLSKINZ PET PERFORMANCE WEAR
Michael Bevis from KoolSkinz Pet Performance Wear joins us to talk about his innovative company whose first product is a patented vest that helps keep your dog warm in the winter & kool during the summer.
EXPLORING THE IDEA OF 'WHO RESCUED WHO'? - KELLY BAUER
Kelly Bauer joins us to talk about the importance of pets and mental health. Special thanks to Lisa Wirth, who was on the podcast earlier to discuss a similar topic, but given that it is incredibly relevant and we wish to help destroy the stigma surrounding it, we are excited to continue this conversation with Kelly.
SIMUEL HAMPTON FROM GUARDIAN MOBILE VETERINARY SERVICES
Simuel Hampton from Guardian Mobile Veterinary Services joins us to talk about the nuances of an on-the-go pet health business seeking to bring care right to your doorstep.
VETERINARY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIPS AND TRICKS - DR JOY FUHRMAN
Dr. Joy Fuhrman from Harmony Holistic Veterinary Care - a unique practice that provides an integrative system of Eastern and Western medicine techniques - joins us to talk about veterinary practice management advice.
LYNN AND GIDEON MARKS FROM DOGLOG
Lynn and Gideon Marks join us to talk about their new app DogLog, which helps pet parents track and analyze their dog’s activities, eating habits, vet appointments, and much more.
EMILY DONG FROM NOUT ID
Emily Dong from Snout ID joins us to talk about her new digital, touchless check-in system that implements safe and efficient curbside operations for your veterinary practice.
DENTAL HEALTH IN PETS - DR. PETER WEINSTEIN
Peter Weinstein, the executive director of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, joins us to discuss dental health in pets, a topic that is often overlooked!
THE FUTURE OF TELEHEALTH IN THE VETERINARY INDUSTRY - DR. CAT ANGLE
Dr. Cat Angle joins us to discuss the future of the veterinary industry and the ways in which we are moving towards a more virtual, telehealth-based pet healthcare system.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FEAR FREE? - DR. MARTY BECKER - "AMERICA'S VETERINARIAN"
Dr. Marty Becker, known as “America’s Veterinarian”, joins us to talk about what it means to be Fear Free and how to implement these safe practices in your veterinary clinic.
INNOVATION IN THE VETERINARY INDUSTRY -
Shawn Wilkie, the CEO of Talkatoo and the co-host of the Veterinary Innovation Podcast, joins us to talk about (not surprisingly) innovation in the veterinary industry!
HOW PHYSICAL REHABILITATION CAN HELP YOUR PET - RUTHANN LOBOS
RuthAnn Lobos from Merrick Pet Care joins us to talk about how physical rehabilitation is evolving and necessary for all of our pets, regardless of the state of their health.
RACHEL HERMAN FROM PAWS NY
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Rachel Herman, the founder and executive director of Pets Are Wonderful Support, also known as PAWS NY, to talk about how the organization seeks to help NYC’s most vulnerable residents remain with their pets by delivering critical programs and services through a community of partners and volunteers.
DAN CHACHNER - THE PUPPY BOWL REFEREE
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Dan Schachner, the referee of the Puppy Bowl (the dog equivalent of the Super Bowl) to learn about their mission to raise awareness of pet adoption and showcase the vital work of shelters and rescues, with an 100% adoption rate.
HOW COVID-19 HAS IMPACTED THE VETERINARY INDUSTRY DR. ASHLEY GRAY
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Dr. Ashley Gray to discuss the changes that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought upon the veterinary industry and what the future has in store for pet parents and vets alike.
DR. VERNARD HODGES FROM CRITTER FIXER VETS
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Dr. Vernard Hodges, one half of the Critter Fixer Veterinary Hospital and Georgia, and the star of his hospital’s very own TV show on Nat Geo Wild.
JESSICA SCHLEDER FROM ADOPTIMIZE
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Jessica Schleder, the CEO and founder of Adoptimize, an animal shelter technology that automates great pet photos to increase adoptions.
SENIOR DOG CARE (FEAT. ROONEY AND BRINKLEY) - RACHEL SHEPPARD
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Rachel Sheppard to talk about senior dog care and shout-out the unique traits of her two fur-babies: Newfoundlands and Corgis.
IT'S TIME FOR MELLA TO COMPLETELY TRANSFORM VETERINARY WORKSPACES - DEBBIE BOONE
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Debbie Boone, a veterinary consultant with over 20 years of experience as a certified veterinary practice manager to talk about how she believes our Mella thermometer will positively impact vet workspaces.
TOM VAN WINKLE FROM THE HINSDALE HUMANE SOCIETY DECEMBER, 2020
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Tom Van Winkle, the executive director of the Hinsdale Humane Society, who is dedicated to transforming the way animal shelters operate.
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT PET HEALTH? - DR. ROSS DECEMBER 16, 2020
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Dr. Ross Bernstein to debunk common myths about pet health.
ELIZA BURR FROM PREFERRED PET PARTNERS
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Eliza Burr, the founder of Preferred Pet Partners, a team who provides stress-free care for pets at home when their parents are away.
EMILY T GAIL FROM SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT DETROIT
DECEMBER 2, 2020
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Emily T Gail, the founder of the Say Nice Things About Detroit movement, which spreads positivity about the city, and now, is invested in her journey towards understanding pet health.
PETS AND OUR MENTAL HEALTH - LISA WIRTH
NOVEMBER 25, 2020
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Lisa Wirth, a behavioral health social worker (and the proud parent of Bruder the Happy Hound!) to discuss how pets have a wonderfully beneficial impact on our mental health.
ARE YOU READY TO BE A PET PARENT? - DR MIRA TABET FROM DR. PAW NOVEMBER 13, 2020
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Dr. Mira Tabet, the proud owner of the Dr. Paw Veterinary Clinic in Lebanon, to discuss the responsibilities and commitments of being a new pet parent.
TENNILLE TEAGUE FROM JUST FRED OCTOBER 27, 2020
Daniella from Mella Pet Care is joined by Tennille Teague, the founder of Just Fred, an emerging dog accessories brand from Brooklyn that sits (+ stays) in the intersection of freedom and alternative self-expression
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Relevant and relatable!
As a current vet student and pet parent, I love the content Mella is releasing. Content is informative and helpful. I subscribed and am looking forward to more episodes!
Fantastic Podcast, Great Company
I discovered Mella because they're making the first at-home, underarm pet thermometer to make it easier and more comfortable to track your pet's health.
This podcast is a wonderful way to gain insight on what the Mella team is up to, and hear from thought leaders in the veterinary, animal welfare, and animal health spaces. Pet parents and industry experts alike will get a ton of freat tips out of this podcast, and Daniella is a fabulous host!
Isadora Kron, 12-21-2020
So informative and engaging!
I absolutely loved listening to this podcast. I feel that I have learned so much about the field of veterinary health and how to better care for my pet, and the host was so engaging and kept me listening! I will be recommending to all of my animal-loving friends!!
GET TO KNOW OUR HOST
HI! I'M DANIELLA, THE HOST OF THE MELLA MOMENT PODCAST.
I’m a third-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago studying biology and business economics with hopes of going to vet school and getting an MBA. We started this podcast to delve into the stories of the ever-evolving world of pets, featuring a wide range of guests from vets to pet parents to brands.