VETERINARY REVIEW BOARD
Meet our review board members and learn more about our process.
When it comes to emergency help for your pet, it’s our mission at Emergency Vet 24/7 to bring you trustworthy and reliable information. That’s why we established our Veterinary Review Board, composed of veterinary professionals. Our goal is to always bring you well-researched and factual articles, and our review board ensures we’re giving you the most accurate information.
WHO IS ON THE BOARD?
Our board is made up of veterinarians with a range of specialties – from horses, to dogs, to reptiles. Our veterinarians practice daily within clinics around the USA, so you know that you’re getting the most practical and current knowledge.
Each article is meticulously researched and written by one of our dedicated content producers. The article is then assigned to the most relevant veterinarian on our review board where they will read it thoroughly, fact-check and make edits to ensure its accuracy. It’s then passed to one of our editors who makes the final checks in terms of grammar, readability and tone. Each article reviewed by our board has an official stamp to show that it’s been carefully checked by one of our board veterinarians.
RACHEL KATZ, VMD
Dr. Rachel Katz is a small animal emergency veterinarian and proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Katz enjoys managing intoxication cases as well as endocrine emergencies. She is also thankful to provide comfort and support to clients and their pets during emergency situations. Dr. Katz is passionate about pet owner education and believes in empowering clients to make informed decisions about the healthcare of their pets. Dr. Katz lives in Illinois with her partner and three cats. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her family.
LAUREN GOODE, DVM
Dr. Lauren Goode started her interest in emergency medicine when she took a job as a technician for an after hours emergency clinic in Orlando, FL during her undergraduate program at the University of Central Florida. She knew quickly that she was hooked! Since then, she went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida, and found every chance she could to be in the ICU. She went on to do a small animal internship at a private practice in Charlotte, NC and stayed on at that practice as a general practice and after hours veterinarian.
ALAN BRUS, DVM
Dr. Alan Brus earned his bachelor of science degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, graduating with research honors, in 2012. He attended veterinary school at the University of California at Davis in 2016, where he was awarded the Dr. Viki Krade Memorial Feline Medicine Award and was accepted into the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honors Society in his junior year. He completed a general medicine and surgery internship at the acclaimed Animal Medical Center in New York City where he received extensive training in emergency and internal medicine.
LESLIE JONES, DVM
Emergency veterinarian motivated by client experience, fear-free patient care and business management. Previous student-based experience in small animal preventative and small animal emergency care. Outgoing, friendly, reliable team member with veterinary management certification from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management. Fear-free certified professional.
ERICA L. TRAMUTA-DROBNIS, VMD, MPH, CPH
Erica Tramuta-Drobnis is an experienced emergency and general practice veterinarian (15+ years), currently working in emergency and critical care. She has established her own consulting business interconnecting human health, animal health, and environmental health into a One Health Framework. She uses her public health knowledge and veterinary knowledge to serve the veterinary community in a variety of ways. Providing subject matter expertise in a variety of written formats, including writing blogs, lectures, literature, and systematic reviews, allows her to serve the global community and provide needed pet-care services in various ways.
JASON SWEITZER, DVM, RVT
Dr. Jason Sweitzer is a California native who is excited to be giving back to his hometown and his profession. He has worked in veterinary medicine for two decades from assistant, to RVT, to DVM. He graduated from UC Davis with his BS in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior in 2003 and his DVM in 2009 with focuses on small and exotic animals, behavior, and business management. He has worked in general and specialty emergency practices as well as having been an Intern and Extern Director for one of the largest veterinary clinics in the country.