(Kansas City, Mo., May 5, 2006) ” Goodnewsforpets.com now features advice and expertise from Dr. Susan Little, who has joined the site as moderator of the newly added Forum section. Dr. Little is president of the Winn Feline Foundation and is board-certified in Feline Medicine and Surgery by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. As the first permanent veterinarian member of Goodnewsforpets.com, she will provide members and guests with answers to their pet health questions.
“We are always thrilled to have veterinary experts on our site. Susan is the first veterinarian to join us on a regular basis. Her expertise and knowledge, along with her understanding of the Internet, make her a perfect fit for this new addition to Goodnewsforpets.com. We look forward to her contributions,” said Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, president of Germinder & Associates, Inc. and publisher of Goodnewsforpets.com.
The Forum is the next phase of the site’s total relaunch. Guests will be able to register for the Forum and join discussions already in progress or post new questions. Forum topics will be predetermined by the staff at Goodnewsforpets.com and Dr. Little and rotate monthly.
“I am eager to participate in the Goodnewsforpets.com forum and share my expertise with those looking for answers to their pet health questions,” said Dr. Little. “I am honored to be able to provide helpful information and hopefully, to help more pets and pet owners through this opportunity.”
As president of the Winn Feline Foundation, a not-for-profit group, Dr. Little works to provide grant opportunities for medical studies that improve the health and well-being of cats. She also serves on the Editorial Advisory Committee of Pets Magazine and is a feline consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN). Dr. Little has contributed to numerous books and articles and presented her work at conferences all over the world.
Dr. Little received her BSc from Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, Canada) in 1983 and her DVM in 1988 from Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has been in feline practice since 1990 and achieved specialty board certification in Feline Practice in 1997. She is part owner of two feline specialty practices in Ottawa, Canada.
Germinder & Associates, Inc., a marketing communications and Internet services agency specializing in animal health, was founded in 1998 by Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, a 26-year agency veteran. Germinder has launched more than 100 animal health campaigns including “Pets Need Dental Care, Too!” recipient of the PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence. She has provided strategic consulting to a variety of organizations in animal health and the pet industry.
Germinder is recognized as a national speaker at veterinary conferences and is an early proponent of the Internet as a communications channel. She is a past-president of the Kansas City PRSA chapter and is currently a member of the Publicity Club of New York, the New York City and Kansas City PRSA chapters, and the Counselor’s Academy, Independent Practitioners, Healthcare and International Sections. She is also a member of the Association of Veterinary Practice Management Consultants & Advisors (AVPMCA).