About ZooNerdy


Who We Are

At ZooNerdy, we are more than just a team; we are a community of dedicated pet and animal enthusiasts hailing from all corners of the globe. Our unwavering passion for our furry, feathered, scaled, and everything-in-between animal friends is what fuels our mission to provide them with the very best.

Our diverse team comprises not only devoted pet owners but also seasoned professionals with years of experience in the animal care industry. Among us, you’ll find practicing veterinarians and vet technicians who bring their invaluable expertise to our platform. Our accomplished animal trainers, well-versed in the intricacies of animal psychology, add an extra layer of understanding to our content. And, of course, we have a dedicated group of individuals who genuinely care about the well-being of animals, regardless of their size.

At ZooNerdy, we take great pride in offering practical and helpful advice, all firmly rooted in research and science. Our commitment to accuracy and credibility ensures that the information we provide is always top-notch. To back up our claims, we diligently cite our sources, providing you with access to the latest research data available. Trust us to be your reliable source of knowledge, empowering you to make informed decisions about the health, safety, and happiness of your beloved companions.

Our content covers an extensive range of topics, from nutrition to safety, equipment, and behavior for pets of all shapes and sizes. Whether you have a tiny hamster as your friend or a majestic horse as your companion, we’ve got you covered. Our mission is to cater to every pet owner, offering tailor-made guidance to suit the unique needs of your furry family member.

As we continue to grow and expand our horizons, our passion remains steadfast, and our dedication to improving the lives of animals only strengthens with time. ZooNerdy is more than just a website; it’s a sanctuary of knowledge, a hub of compassion, and a beacon of trust for every pet lover out there.

Join us on this journey of exploration and discovery, as we together create a world where pets and animals thrive, cherished with the love and care they deserve. Welcome to ZooNerdy, where knowledge and love come together for the betterment of our beloved animal companions.

Our Goals

At ZooNerdy, we strive to:

  • Enhance the quality of life for both you and the animals in your care.
  • Answer any queries you may have regarding pet gear, nutrition, safety, behavior, and all other pet-related topics.
  • Provide you with the latest pet information, supported by authentic research and scientific findings.
  • Assist you in resolving any challenges you encounter with your pets.
  • Aid you in selecting the appropriate gear and equipment for both you and your pet.
  • Ensure your pets’ well-being by offering updated, science-backed research and insights on food, diet, and nutrition.
  • Foster the happiness of your pets through grooming and training tips.
  • Inspire you to become the best pet parent possible with captivating articles on pets and common pet-related issues.

Meet Our Editors

Dr. Chyrle Bonk

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Dr. Chyrle Bonk is a seasoned veterinarian with a passion for animals. Alongside her writing contributions to veterinary publications, she takes pride in caring for animals and managing her own small cattle herd. With over a decade of experience in a mixed animal clinic, she has garnered valuable insights into animal health. When not immersed in her professional pursuits, Chyrle finds solace in the tranquil landscapes of Idaho, exploring the wilderness with her husband and two kids. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Oregon State University in 2010 and continues to share her expertise through writing for various veterinary websites and magazines. Visit her at www.linkedin.com

Dr. Paola Cuevas

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As a seasoned veterinarian and behaviorist with an unwavering dedication to marine animals in human care, I boast over 18 years of expertise in the aquatic animal industry. My diverse skill set encompasses everything from meticulous planning and seamless transportation to positive reinforcement training, operational setup, and staff education. Having collaborated with esteemed organizations across various countries, I’ve delved into the depths of husbandry, clinical management, diets, weights, and more, while also engaging in animal-assisted therapies, research, and innovations. Through it all, my profound love for these creatures fuels my mission to inspire environmental preservation, fostering direct public experiences that truly connect people with the remarkable world of marine life. Visit her at www.linkedin.com

Dr. Jonathan Roberts

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Dr. Jonathan Roberts, an experienced veterinarian with a passion for animal care, has dedicated over 7 years to his profession. Outside the clinic, he finds solace in exploring the majestic mountains surrounding Cape Town through his love for running. Adding joy to his life are his two beloved miniature schnauzers, Emily and Bailey. Jonathan’s veterinary expertise shines through his role as a veterinary surgeon in a quaint animal clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. His specialization lies in small animal and behavioral medicine, with a significant portion of his clientele being rescued animals from local pet welfare organizations. A proud alumnus of the Onderstepoort Faculty of Veterinary Science, Jonathan earned a BVSC (Bachelor of Veterinary Science) in 2014. Visit him at www.linkedin.com

Dr. Joanna Woodnutt

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Meet Joanna, a seasoned veterinarian based in the UK. Combining her love for science and writing, she discovered her passion for enlightening pet owners. Her captivating articles on pets and their well-being grace numerous websites, blogs, and pet magazines. With a desire to reach a wider audience, she established her freelance venture, allowing her to assist clients far beyond the consultation room. Joanna’s proficiency in teaching and public education makes her a natural in the realms of writing and pet health. Having practiced as a clinical vet from 2016 to 2019, she now thrives as a locum/relief vet in the Channel Islands, balancing her dedication to animals and her flourishing freelance career. Joanna’s impressive credentials include degrees in Veterinary Science (BVMedSci) and Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM BVS) from the esteemed University of Nottingham. Visit her at www.linkedin.com

Dr. Maureen Murithi

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Meet Dr. Maureen, a licensed veterinarian based in Nairobi, Kenya, with over a decade of experience in the veterinary field. Her passion for animal health is reflected in her content creation, where she writes for pet blogs and influences brands. Advocating for animal welfare brings her great fulfillment. As a DVM and a holder of a masters in Epidemiology, she runs her own practice, providing care to small animals while sharing knowledge with her clients. Her research contributions extend beyond veterinary medicine, as she has published in the field of human medicine. Dr. Maureen’s dedication to improving animal and human health is evident in her multifaceted expertise. Visit her at www.linkedin.com

Meet Our Contributors

Kathryn Copeland

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In her past, Kathryn’s passion for animals led her to a career as a librarian. Now, as a pet enthusiast and prolific writer, she immerses herself in everything related to pets. Though she once dreamed of working with wildlife, she found her true calling in pet literature due to her limited scientific background. Kathryn channels her boundless affection for animals into comprehensive research and engaging writing about various creatures. When not crafting articles, she delights in playtime with her mischievous tabby, Bella. In the coming days, Kathryn eagerly anticipates expanding her furry family with the addition of another cat and a lovable canine companion.

Jordin Horn

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Meet Jordin Horn, a versatile freelance writer with a passion for exploring diverse topics, from home improvement and gardening to pets, CBD, and parenting. Despite a nomadic lifestyle that hindered her from owning a pet, Jordin remains an avid animal lover, showering any furry friend she encounters with love and affection. Fond memories of her beloved American Eskimo Spitz, Maggie, and the Pomeranian/Beagle mix, Gabby, still warm her heart. Although she currently calls Colorado home, Jordin’s adventurous spirit has led her to reside in various places like China, Iowa, and Puerto Rico. Driven by a desire to empower pet owners, she diligently researches the best pet care methods and products, simplifying complex information to help you provide the best for your furry companions.

Rachael Gerkensmeyer

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Meet Rachael, a seasoned freelance writer since 2000. Over the years, she has passionately delved into diverse subjects, honing the craft of blending top-tier content with powerful content marketing strategies. Beyond writing, Rachael is an avid artist, finding solace in reading, painting, and crafting jewelry. Her vegan lifestyle fuels her commitment to animal welfare, advocating for those in need worldwide. When not creating, she embraces an off-the-grid life in Hawaii, surrounded by her loving husband, flourishing garden, and a loving brood of rescue animals, including 5 dogs, a cat, a goat, and a flock of chickens.

Join Us!

Are you passionate about pets? Join the global community of pet lovers and showcase your expertise by crafting your own article! ZooNerdy provides a platform where you can explore and generate unique, comprehensive, valuable, and visually engaging content on subjects that ignite your enthusiasm.