She has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, and regularly appears on national radio and television in connection with her writing. Perhaps most memorably, she represented the “cat side” and won a nationally televised tongue-in-cheek debate (NBC Today Show, Fox, CNN, and others) arguing whether cats or dogs are the more appropriate White House pets.
Shojai wrote a weekly award-winning P’ETiQuette newspaper column and hosted the half-hour radio Pet Peeves radio podcast. She appeared in a twice-monthly Pet Talk feature at KXII-TV in Texas for nearly 20 years, produces the Ask Amy pet care video series on YouTube, and appears as a pet expert on Animal Planet’s DOGS 101 and CATS 101.
In 1992, Shojai co-founded the International Cat Writers’ Association to improve the quality of feline-related information available to the public. She is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, a Fear Free Certified Trainer, and a longtime member of the Dog Writers Association of America. She’s also a past president and honorary lifetime member of the Oklahoma Writers Federation, and a professional member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, Sisters in Crime, and the International Thriller Writers. She has won dozens of awards for her books and other writing, including the Friskies Writer of the Year Award, the Texas VMA Mark Francis Award for Journalistic Excellence, and the Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation Award.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this award because it validates my body of work and shines a light on what I do to help pets,” said Shojai. “But also because it celebrates my heroes—veterinarians who shared their passion with me over the years.”
A closeup of Amy Shojai’s AVMA Steve Dale Excellence in Veterinary Media Award
To view Shojai’s acceptance video, click here or visit https://vimeo.com/843304024/2056d15e94.
To learn more about the AVMA Steve Dale Excellence in Veterinary Media Award., visit www.avma.org/awards
Amy Shojai is the recipient of numerous awards including the Germinder Power of Pink Award for our parent company’s 20th anniversary. Read about our Goodnewsforpets.com history and my admiration in the blog post below – that still rings true! Congratulations Amy on this most recent award, I’m sure there are many more in your future. – Lea-Ann Germinder