About the author
Dr. Jessica Lauren Melman is a third generation veterinarian, as both her father and late grandfather were veterinarians in the Washington DC area, where she grew up. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then matriculated to the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. She graduated from veterinary school in 2003, and concurrently, received a business certificate from the Wharton Small Business Development Center. Following her graduation, Jessica completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Manhattan Veterinary Group and has been a small animal general practitioner in Manhattan since completing her internship. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, internal medicine, oncology and veterinary pharmaceuticals. Outside of work, she enjoys running, cooking, writing, traveling and spending time with Quincy, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She has appeared on ABC News’s Good Morning America as a veterinary consultant, was a guest speaker at Pet Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil in April 2010 and has recently been a repeat guest speaker on Sirius Doctor Radio’s Pet Health Segment. She is also a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and writes columns for www.goodnewsforpets.com.