Talking with Children about Pets
July 29, 2020
Hosted by Dr. Mondrian Contreras, with guest hosts Dr. Elaine McCarthy, Dr. Robbie Unsell, and Certified Veterinary Technician Tim Hayes
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In this episode, Dr. Mondrian Contreras discusses the positive impact of growing up with pets. He sits down with his four children as they discuss how much happiness their pets have added to their lives and how they see themselves taking care of their pets. They also spend some time talking about the new puppy they are hoping to add to the family in the next few weeks!
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Healthy Tails is an entertainment and educational radio program focused on teaching people all about pets, the various roles they play in our lives, and their impact around the world. This show focuses on teaching pet lovers about veterinary medicine by breaking down medical cases and diseases in the most simplistic form. This is done to help people recognize when something is wrong with their pet and to better understand treatment plans. Pet owners have fun learning with the engaging format and personalities. The show uses a fun and interactive approach to informing listeners about the most recent animal-related news, introducing interesting medical cases, discussing new pet products, and answering questions people have about their pets.
Dr. Mondrian Contreras, with guest hosts Dr. Elaine McCarthy, Dr. Robbie Unsell, and Certified Veterinary Technician Tim Hayes
Dr. Mondrian Contreras graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He completed his internship at VCA Aurora / Berwyn Animal Hospital in 2011, after which he accepted an associate veterinarian position at Carol Stream Animal Hospital and became practice owner in 2015. Dr. Contreras has a passion for teaching and is a member of Junior Achievement and the CVMA, and he regularly gives lectures about his profession across Illinois and writes articles covering a variety of animal health related topics for Batavia Living Magazine. He writes children’s books and has created a video series to teach people how to best take care of their pets. Dr. Contreras is an extremely involved member of his community and hosts an annual Charity Dog Show event which helps raise money for people undergoing various hardships by providing some financial assistance for their pets’ medical needs. Dr. Contreras is the founder of VetBros Pet Education Charitable Fund which helps people and their pets through education and financial assistance for medical care. Having been a collegiate athlete at the University of Illinois for four years (Football), Dr. Contreras is a very active alumni and loves taking his wife Bridget, and their four children, Matisse, Thomas, Khalil, and Aurelia to Fighting Illini sporting events whenever possible.