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Dr. Joren Whitley


Dr. Whitley grew up in Oklahoma and many of its surrounding states. In 2012 he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Oklahoma State University. During college Dr. Whitley worked as a laboratory technician for the National Institute for Microbial Forensics & Food and Agricultural Biosecurity and the United States Department of Agriculture.

After college he worked in concrete construction where he was injured on the job. This led him to find Chiropractic and ultimately his love for how the body functions.

Dr. Whitley Graduated from Parker University in Dallas, Texas in April 2016 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. He then opened our Edmond Office in January 2017. Since then he has been the Chiropractor for the OKC Ballet, UCO POM Squad and the animal Chiropractor for the OKC Zoo and many other Animal Sanctuaries and Safari’s. He has also gained international attention on TikTok with his work on domestic and exotic animals. Being featured on The Tamron Hall Show, Buzzfeed, Unilad, and many more.

Dr. Whitley has a passion for working on people and animals alike, helping to unlock their bodies ability to function at its very best.

Talkin' Pets News

March 4, 2023

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jasmine the Dog Trainer

Producer - Lexi Adams

Network Producer - Jayla Green

Social Media - Bob Page

Talkin' Pets News

February 25, 2023

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Adriana Seidl - St. Francis Pet Care Center, Tarpon Springs, FL

Producer - Lexi Adams

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Dr. Chris Carpenter, Founder of Vet Set Go and Kimberly West of VCA Animal Hospitals to discuss the next generation of Veterinary Professionals and the "Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest" at 630pm ET

Dr. Emily Stefan, DVM, Staff Veterinarian, VCA Animal Hospitals
The holidays are a wonderful time for friends and family to get together in our homes and celebrate, however it can be is easy to overlook potential hazards to your pet's health and safety. To prevent mishaps for your cuddly companions, it is important to ‘pet proof’ your home and keep an eye out for potential hidden dangers.
On November 16, Veterinarian at VCA Animal Hospitals Dr. Emily Stefan will be available to share holiday safety tips for your pets. She can share details on what foods can be toxic to pets, the dangers of keeping your wrapping and ribbons out unattended and how to keep a nervous pet calm and comfortable around a house full of guests.
·         Keep Your Pets’ Tummy Happy:  Unfortunately, vomiting and diarrhea are common medical problems that veterinarians see during the holidays time, especially between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Be sure to give your pet nutritious treats designed for their stomachs -or if you wish to feed your dog a special treat, give only a small amount of table food on top of, or mixed in with his regular dinner and keep the holiday candy away.
·         Be Mindful of Holiday Decorations: While candles can create a cozy holiday atmosphere in your home, they should never be left unattended. Pets can easily knock candles over with a wag of their tail or burn themselves. Consider using battery-powered candles instead.
·         Make Sure Your Tree is Set Up Securely:  Be sure to keep ornaments above tail height if you want them to stay on the tree! Tree water can contain harmful fertilizers and/or be a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause stomach upset should your dog decide to sample this new water bowl. Be sure to block off access to the tree’s watering dish.
·         Is Your Pet a ‘Nervous Nelly’? Try to provide a quiet space away from company where they can feel safe but still have access to fresh water and cozy blankets. Make sure to take time to play with your pet and give extra cuddles and stress-relieving walks during the holidays. There are a number of mild calming remedies that can be used during the holidays to minimize your pet’s anxiety. Ask your veterinarian for more information and if these would be suitable for your pet.

For more information, please visit: www.vcahospitals.com
Dr. Stefan has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2010. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical year at NC State University in Raleigh.  After graduating, she spent a year in Seattle completing an internship in an exotic pet practice where she learned all about treating and caring for non-traditional pets including birds and reptiles. Dr. Stefan joined the VCA Centre Park family in January 2019. Dr. Stefan is originally from Ohio, but moved to Baltimore in 2011 and fell in love with Maryland. She now lives in Columbia with her husband, step son, two cats, and a dog. 


Talkin' Pets News

September 17, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services - TN

Producer - Devin Leech

Network Producer - Ben Boquist / Jayla Green

Social Media - Bob Page

Talkin' Pets News

September 3, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jasmine the Dog Trainer, Tampa Bay, FL

Producer - Philip Staub

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Dr. Louis DelGuidice, The National Emergency Specialty Director at AmeriVet Veterinary Partners will join Talkin' Pets to discuss the transmission of MonkeyPox

The Monkeypox Virus affects not only our friends and families but also our beloved fur babies. As new cases of pets, specifically dogs, contracting the virus increase daily, it is essential to monitor your pet's health to keep you and your loved ones safe from the virus. 

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently established that as officials are "still learning" about the disease and finding out which animals are vulnerable to getting infected with Monkeypox, they have somewhat concluded and assumed any mammal could be infected with the Monkeypox virus

Dr. Louis DelGiudice, the National Emergency Specialty Director at AmeriVet Veterinary Partners, shared, "There is a higher risk of an infected individual spreading it to their pet than a pet spreading it to a human. We cannot say there is no risk of animal to human transmission, but we do not know exactly what that risk is," he says, "If your pet becomes infected with Monkeypox, the likely source is close contact to a human in the household. So, if you are ill with Monkeypox, it is best to try to reduce interaction with your pet for the next 21 days until you are fully recovered. Cleaning of your bedding and theirs, as well as sanitizing food dishes and toys is recommended."

Talkin' Pets News

August 20, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services, Tampa, Florida

Producer - Devin Leech

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

First Run Features presents
The True Story of Rescue Dogs

Opening in Theaters beginning 
August 12, 2022 in NYC and August 19 in Los Angeles 

Weekend Q&A's in New York City and Los Angeles
with Filmmakers Samantha Wishman & Christina Thomas
and the Tri-state Rescue Ladies
Millions of rescue dogs from the rural South have been transported to new homes thanks to the tireless efforts of a vast, grassroots network of dog rescuers.
FREE PUPPIES! is the true story of where those dogs came from and the grim challenges facing a group of women rescuers working together to save them.
A New York Times Noteworthy Film of the Summer
"No, they won’t be handed out with tickets, but presumably seeing rescue dogs placed in new homes in a documentary will make you smile all the same."
~ The New York Times
The first feature film on the booming national movement to relocate rescue dogs:

Time Magazine

"Fascinating. To bring lovely animals up from the South is appealing, but how can we help these shelters become sustainable themselves?"
~ CJ Bentley, VP Animal Welfare, Atlanta Humane Society
Although transports have moved dogs from the South for decades, when Hurricane Katrina left more than 250,000 pets stranded, the infrastructure of modern pet transport for a nation-wide dog rescue effort was born. Since then, individual volunteers, transporters, shelters and rescue groups have created a movement to place millions of southern dogs in areas of the country with high demand for adoption but low supply.

By following a group of women dog rescuers from Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, FREE PUPPIES! reveals the challenges that contribute to the rescue dog crisis in the first place. These women not only save dogs from euthanasia, but also organize affordable and accessible spay and neuter, reform local ordinances, advocate for humane education, and fight urgent and complex challenges facing underserved areas of the rural South.

The film includes interviews with the ASPCA, Atlanta Humane Society, McKamey Animal Center, My Kids Have Paws Veterinary Clinic, Dixie Day Spay, Badass Brooklyn, and dozens of rescue organizations, shelter directors, healthcare providers, and local officials.
A film by Samantha Wishman & Christina Thomas
Opens August 12, 2022 in Live & Virtual Cinemas
70 minutes | color | English

Samantha Wishman - Director, Producer, Editor
Christina Thomas - Director, Co-Producer, Editor
Muffie Meyer - Story Editor
Carter McCormick - Director of Photography
Eliot Popko - Director of Photography
Joey McCormick and Willard Hamilton - Original Music
Filmmaker Biography - Samantha Wishman

Samantha Wishman is a filmmaker from New York City. After graduating from Columbia Law School, she moved to LA to make a short film about pitching a script for a feminist softball comedy in Hollywood, which went on to play at a number of festivals. She adopted a rescue dog named Billie Hollydale before returning home to make FREE PUPPIES!.
Filmmaker Biography - Christina Thomas

Christina Thomas is a producer, director and editor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating from The University of Pennsylvania she moved to Los Angeles where she has worked on several productions including commercials, shorts and features. FREE PUPPIES! is her documentary directorial debut. She enjoys giving equal attention to her dogs Harvey and Ruphus.

Brave Paws offers brand new solution for stressed-out dogs suffering during fireworks and thunderstorms.

Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables for Dogs:plant-based chewable offers calming support for everyday stress and anxiety in dogs, including noise phobia.

(Greensboro, NC): The team at Brave Pawsknows that dogs are an important part of the family. Like any other member of the family, our furry friends experience nervousness and anxiety, especially during fireworks, thunderstorms and travel. Since no one likes to see their pets in distress, this can be a stressful time for everyone.

Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables for Dogs is a clinically studied and patented botanical that may help ease stress and anxiety in dogs. The plant-based chewables are made from a sustainably sourced blend containing naturally occurring compounds, including betulinic acid, which have been found to promote a sense of calm and relaxation in dogs.

Many things can cause anxiety in dogs, such as noise phobia, separation from their owner, travel or even the aging process. Noise phobia is one of the most common types of anxiety in dogs, affecting roughly 45% of canines. Loud random noises, such as thunderstorms and fireworks, can trigger dogs with noise phobia. For dog owners, summer fireworks celebrations and thunderstorms come with more than just fun and games. Dogs with a fear of loud noises such as thunder can cause danger of harming themselves trying to escape the noise.

“Dogs suffer from anxiety just as much as we do, if not more. Our chewables offer a sustainably sourced, plant-based solution that may help ease anxiety from noise phobia, separation from their owner, and everyday stress,” says Mark Hill, CEO of AABEX Animal Health, the owner of the Brave Paws brand. “We’re dog lovers too, and we just want our pups to be comfortable when faced with stressful events,” says Hill.

“The active ingredients in Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables for Dogs, Souroubea Spp. and Platanus Spp., are supported by both clinical and safety studies,” says Dr. Shannon Gregoire, veterinarian, media personality, and editor of Pet Candy Magazine. “The research is promising. These chewables may help calm dogs through stressful events like fireworks shows and thunderstorms,” says Gregoire.

Although both humans and dogs experience anxiety, dogs show it in different ways. These include panting, drooling, pacing, excessive barking, restlessness, and sometimes even aggressive or destructive behavior. Dogs can become anxious during thunderstorms, vet visits, road trips, loud noises, when the dog is separated from their owner, and—of course—during fireworks. While owners are always encouraged to take basic steps to ease their dog’s anxiety—such as giving them love and comfort and using training to help desensitize them to stressful stimuli—some dogs need additional support. That’s where Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables for Dogs comes in. For best results, the appropriate dose should be given to the dog 60 minutes before a stressful event, such as a storm or fireworks show. This product can be used daily, up to three times per day.

Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables are formulated with a clinically-studied and patented blend. The active ingredients that make up the patented formula include:

  • Souroubea spp.—Souroubea, a genus of flowering plants native to Costa Rica and other tropical areas, has traditionally been used in Central American cultures for its calming properties to treat nervousness and anxious behavior.
  • Platanus spp. bark—Platanus, also known as the North American Sycamore Tree, was traditionally used by Native Americans and early settlers for its purifying properties, to relieve internal pain, and for conditions such as colds and coughs.
  • Betulinic acid––a pentacyclic triterpenoid with anxiolytic properties
  • Alpha- and beta-amyrin—triterpines with anxiolytic, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

The team at Brave Paws says that these chewables are veterinarian recommended, fast-acting, and non-drowsy. “Our product is not a sedative. Pet parents don’t want to tranquilize their dogs; they just want them to be calm during stressful events,” says Hill.

Brave Paws is also environmentally conscious and responsible with its sourcing. The Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables for Dogs are made with plant-based ingredients that are sustainably sourced from the United States, Canada, and Costa Rica. Brave Paws partners with Coopecuna, a woman-led co-op in rural Costa Rica that practices regenerative farming to improve soil composition, ecological biodiversity, and the local community.

Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables are available in bottles of 30 chewables for $29.99, and 3-packs with 90 chewables for $76.50 (a 15% discount off the list price). To order online, find more information on the brand and its story, or check out the science and behavior tips on their blog, visit www.mybravepaws.com, or on their Facebook or Instagram pages @mybravepaws.


About Brave Paws:

Brave Paws offers clinically studied nutraceuticals for pets which are sustainably sourced, plant-based, and responsibly made. We are passionate about caring for pets, people, and the planet, and we continually strive towards greater use of renewable energy, regenerative agriculture, and sustainable solutions, as well as reducing our carbon footprint. Learn more at www.mybravepaws.com.


Dr. Shannon Gregoire

Dr. Shannon Gregoire is a lifelong animal lover, who grew up on a working farm in rural Massachusetts, complete with horses, farm-fresh eggs, and an apiary. She is a graduate of Western University College of Veterinary Medicine and is an Associate Veterinarian with Woodstock Veterinary Clinic in Woodstock, Connecticut. Not only does she provide hands-on care to animals in need, Dr. Shannon is also the Editor of Pet Candy Magazine, a modern pet lover lifestyle brand and an indispensable resource for the best, unbiased experiences, product recommendations, and expert advice.

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