Vetted exists because we love our pets and want them with us as long as possible.

The way your pup jumps up on the couch to snuggle with you, or how your cat insists upon sleeping on your entire pillow.

Being a pet parent isn’t about the huge milestones, it’s about the small, in-between moments that weave together to make up the fabric of life.

We know how meaningful these moments are and we want to make sure you can have as many of those as possible (without the constant worry about their health!). We promise to love your pets as much as you do and go the extra mile to make sure you have the support to be the best pet parent you can be!

...over half of the cases that came into the ER could have been prevented.”

our story

Vetted was created by Maya and Ashley who came together over the shared experience of how bewildering it can be to be a pet parent. After finding themselves at the vet and their local ER countless times, they were desperate to put an end to the stress. They began asking themselves: “Is there a way to prevent these scenarios from arising?”

They spent time with veterinarians, who believed that over half of the cases that came into the ER could have been prevented with preventative measures. That's when Ashley and Maya decided to lead the way in preventative care for pets by creating Vetted.

Vetted is a true support system for pet parents, helping you to make sure your pet has their best life possible. With 24/7 advice from trusted veterinarian professionals (our pet pros), covered emergency care exam visits, and ongoing tailored education for you and your pet, pet parenting has never been so premium and simple!

Vetted is here to be your support system, your cheerleader, and the on-call vet friend you wish you had.

Meet the pet-obsessed team behind Vetted

Maya Shaposhnik Cadena
dog mom to shor
What's the best part about your work at Vetted?

Seeing messages from pet parents about how they changed their daily routines to incorporate preventative health measures for their pets makes my heart full. Pet parents feel so accomplished and proud, and trust me - everyone at Vetted does too! We know what an impact they are having on their little ones and how much their pets will benefit from teeth brushing, supplements, preventative care tasks done at their local vets office, and more! 

How did you get to where you are today?

I always loved entrepreneurship. I love filling gaps. I am fueled when someone says “it is not possible” because I feel like I have an opportunity to bring impact in an area that people have already given up on. 

As a pet parent to Shor, my French Bulldog, I wanted to ensure that I was doing everything to the best of my abilities so he could live his healthiest and happiest life alongside me. That's when I started to ask Veterinarians what they are doing for their pets. I realized that the gold standard of care exists and Veterinarians could help guide us on what that standard is. With education and support other pet parents could give that standard of care and therefore impact the lives of their pets for the better. That’s how I decided that preventative health for pet parents would be my mission.

What is the most interesting thing about you?

I love hosting Shabbat dinners at my home with my husband, Frenchie, and our dear family and friends. Cooking and baking delicious challah bread for Shabbat dinners, warms my heart for the entire week. 

Ashley Brooks
cat mom to neko
What's the best part about your work at Vetted?

Besides getting to see photos of our members’ pets every day, the second best part of my job at Vetted is how much each minute of the day is different than the last. I’m constantly solving new problems and it allows me to use my creativity in ways I never imagined. 

How did you get to where you are today?

I have a pretty untraditional background for a CTO. I started my career in social media marketing at a creative agency writing copy for clients. I started working on projects where we’d build websites for clients, and in those projects I’d work really closely with the development team, QAing their work and even writing HTML whenever I could. I taught myself how to code in Python (my favorite programming language!). I decided to pursue a career in tech and moved to San Francisco where I started working in tech support. Ten months later, I was promoted to the engineering team. From there, I decided to go to business school where I met Maya. And the rest is history!

What do you like to do for fun?

I love cuddling with my cat Neko, cooking new recipes, and listening to music on my record player!

Brandi Jackson
dog mom to koda
What's the best part about your work at Vetted?

Brandi is the Chief of People & Pets - more traditionally Chief of Staff, but, just like her career, nothing is truly traditional.  Brandi comes to Vetted with over 10 years of startup experience ranging from tech to fitness, co-working to traditional real estate all with the focus of helping companies build from the ground up.  She brings her unique lens of internal business operations and strategies combined with the voice of the customer to Vetted.  She lives in Austin but she and her 80 pound German Shepherd, Koda, can be spotted frequently around Oklahoma, her hometown.  She loves softball - playing and coaching - and is likely at some sort of field every weekend as one of her personal passion projects is rewriting the athlete experience and what better way to do that than as a coach and mentor to future athletes.

How did you get to where you are today?

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What is the most interesting thing about you?

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Katie Chua
dog mom to melvin
What's the best part about your work at Vetted?

I absolutely love getting to work in the world of pets and pet parents, all day long! Whether it’s chatting with partners about ways to bring Vetted to more pet parents, or talking directly with pet parents about ways Vetted can help them in their pet parenthood journey, I really love it all. Staring at cute photos of cats and dogs all day is pretty great as well. :)

How did you get to where you are today?

My background is in Customer Service and Experience, where I started out working on teams and eventually had the opportunity to lead various teams. I’ve been able to work in a wide variety of industries- ranging from accounting firms, bakeries, manufacturing, and even fabricare/dry cleaning! I love solving problems for customers and working with individuals and teams to create a fantastic product everyone can be proud of. 

What is the most interesting thing about you?

I love to bake (cookies especially, but really anything sweet!). I also love to go for family walks with my dog, Melvin, my husband, Jon, and my daughter, Ellie! 

Marra Sherrier
cat parent to luna
What's the best part about your work at Vetted?

I love getting to work on all things design. From leading user research and designing the user experience of our app, to art directing brand photoshoots and creating a visual language for our graphic assets, there is always something new to create.

How did you get to where you are today?

I started my artistic practice drawing bunnies in elementary school, and started my UX career as a designer for complex cyber security applications. 

What is the most interesting thing about you?

I enjoy taking photos, screen printing with friends, hanging out outdoors, and spending quality time with my beautiful shy cat, Luna.

Julie Geer
cat MOM TO musu
What's the best part about your work at Vetted?

Coming soon!

How did you get to where you are today?

Coming soon!

What is the most interesting thing about you?

Coming soon!

Ivana Vorsin
CAT MOM TO thunder and bruni

Ivana is one of our Vetted Pros. Ivana is a veterinary assistant who is in the pre-vet field and hoping one day to become a veterinarian. She is thankful to be able to help members 24/7 on the Vetted app. Ivana has pets of her own, Thunder (cat 6) and Bruni (cat 12). In her free time Ivana loves to take pure barre classes, dance, and get creative with her cricut machine.

Zoey Zuckerman
VETTED VET PRO

Zoey is a second year veterinary student at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine! She chose to become a veterinarian because she has a strong passion for medicine and she loves to educate! Teaching people how to care for their furry family members and keeping their pets healthy is super exciting to her!

Amber LaRock
vetted vet pro + CONTENT WRITER

Amber is a Licensed Vet Tech that graduated in 2015, and studied at the Cedar Valley Veterinary Technology Program. Her love for animals and their pet parents drove her to work remotely in this field, aiming to provide pet education and guidance whenever it's needed! She now travels the world with my laptop in hand, hoping to help any animals or animal lovers I meet along the way. 

Maya Shaposhnik Cadena
dog mom to shor

Maya is the co-founder and CEO of Vetted, an annual membership that solves preventative health for pets. Maya is an American-Israeli with a background in fundraising, sales, and event planning. As a three-time entrepreneur she founded companies in Israel and the United States. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Alejandro, and her French Bulldog, Shor. She loves listening to music, telling funny stories, and hosting Shabbat dinners at her home.

Ashley Brooks
cat mom to Neko

Ashley is the co-founder and CTO of Vetted. Ashley’s two biggest loves in life have been tech and pets, so she feels very grateful to be combining the two at Vetted. Ashley adopted her black cat, Neko, 7 years ago and has been obsessed with her health ever since. In her free time, she loves playing (but not watching) sports, cooking new recipes, and cuddling with Neko.

Katie Chua
dog mom to melvin

Katie is the Head of Business Development for Vetted and focuses on all things customer acquisition and partnerships. Katie is an experienced cross-functional leader with an in-depth knowledge of Customer Experience from her previous roles. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Jon, daughter, Ellie, and fur-son, Melvin. In her free time, she loves baking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Brandi Jackson
dog mom to koda

Brandi is the Chief of People & Pets - more traditionally Chief of Staff, but, just like her career, nothing is truly traditional.  Brandi comes to Vetted with over 10 years of startup experience ranging from tech to fitness, co-working to traditional real estate all with the focus of helping companies build from the ground up.  She brings her unique lens of internal business operations and strategies combined with the voice of the customer to Vetted.  She lives in Austin but she and her 80 pound German Shepherd, Koda, can be spotted frequently around Oklahoma, her hometown.  She loves softball - playing and coaching - and is likely at some sort of field every weekend as one of her personal passion projects is rewriting the athlete experience and what better way to do that than as a coach and mentor to future athletes.

Geva Bidner
Future dog dad

Geva is a software engineer at Vetted. He joins us from Ramat-Gan, Israel where he gained expertise in application development, computer vision and machine learning. Geva loves 3D printing, listening to music, hiking, and disassembling things to see how they work. He is reminded everyday by the Vetted team that we could help him adopt a dog in no time!

Marra Sherrier
cat parent to luna

Marra is the Creative Lead at Vetted and works on all things design related — from developing the visual brand and user experience of our app and website and leading user research, to creating social media and print assets. In her free time, she enjoys taking photos, screen printing with friends, hanging out outdoors, and spending quality time with her beautiful shy cat, Luna. Marra and Luna are based in Brooklyn, NY.

Kealy Fitzsimmons
DOG MOM TO ARTHUR

Ivana Vorsin
CAT MOM TO thunder and bruni

Ivana is one of our Vetted Pros. Ivana is a veterinary assistant who is in the pre-vet field and hoping one day to become a veterinarian. She is thankful to be able to help members 24/7 on the Vetted app. Ivana has pets of her own, Thunder (cat 6) and Bruni (cat 12). In her free time Ivana loves to take pure barre classes, dance, and get creative with her cricut machine.

Zoey Zuckerman
VETTED VET PRO

Zoey is a second year veterinary student at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine! She chose to become a veterinarian because she has a strong passion for medicine and she loves to educate! Teaching people how to care for their furry family members and keeping their pets healthy is super exciting to her!

Amber LaRock
vetted vet pro + CONTENT WRITER

Amber is a Licensed Vet Tech that graduated in 2015, and studied at the Cedar Valley Veterinary Technology Program. Her love for animals and their pet parents drove her to work remotely in this field, aiming to provide pet education and guidance whenever it's needed! She now travels the world with my laptop in hand, hoping to help any animals or animal lovers I meet along the way. 

Maya Shaposhnik Cadena
dog mom to shor
What's the best part about your work at Vetted?

Seeing messages from pet parents about how they changed their daily routines to incorporate preventative health measures for their pets makes my heart full. Pet parents feel so accomplished and proud, and trust me - everyone at Vetted does too! We know what an impact they are having on their little ones and how much their pets will benefit from teeth brushing, supplements, preventative care tasks done at their local vets office, and more! 

How did you get to where you are today?

I always loved entrepreneurship. I love filling gaps. I am fueled when someone says “it is not possible” because I feel like I have an opportunity to bring impact in an area that people have already given up on. 

As a pet parent to Shor, my French Bulldog, I wanted to ensure that I was doing everything to the best of my abilities so he could live his healthiest and happiest life alongside me. That's when I started to ask Veterinarians what they are doing for their pets. I realized that the gold standard of care exists and Veterinarians could help guide us on what that standard is. With education and support other pet parents could give that standard of care and therefore impact the lives of their pets for the better. That’s how I decided that preventative health for pet parents would be my mission.

What is the most interesting thing about you?

I love hosting Shabbat dinners at my home with my husband, Frenchie, and our dear family and friends. Cooking and baking delicious challah bread for Shabbat dinners, warms my heart for the entire week. 

Ashley Brooks
cat mom to Neko
What's the best part about your work at Vetted?

Besides getting to see photos of our members’ pets every day, the second best part of my job at Vetted is how much each minute of the day is different than the last. I’m constantly solving new problems and it allows me to use my creativity in ways I never imagined. 

How did you get to where you are today?

I have a pretty untraditional background for a CTO. I started my career in social media marketing at a creative agency writing copy for clients. I started working on projects where we’d build websites for clients, and in those projects I’d work really closely with the development team, QAing their work and even writing HTML whenever I could. I taught myself how to code in Python (my favorite programming language!). I decided to pursue a career in tech and moved to San Francisco where I started working in tech support. Ten months later, I was promoted to the engineering team. From there, I decided to go to business school where I met Maya. And the rest is history!

What do you like to do for fun?

I love cuddling with my cat Neko, cooking new recipes, and listening to music on my record player!

Brandi Jackson
dog mom to koda
What's the best part about your work at Vetted?

Brandi is the Chief of People & Pets - more traditionally Chief of Staff, but, just like her career, nothing is truly traditional.  Brandi comes to Vetted with over 10 years of startup experience ranging from tech to fitness, co-working to traditional real estate all with the focus of helping companies build from the ground up.  She brings her unique lens of internal business operations and strategies combined with the voice of the customer to Vetted.  She lives in Austin but she and her 80 pound German Shepherd, Koda, can be spotted frequently around Oklahoma, her hometown.  She loves softball - playing and coaching - and is likely at some sort of field every weekend as one of her personal passion projects is rewriting the athlete experience and what better way to do that than as a coach and mentor to future athletes.

How did you get to where you are today?

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What is the most interesting thing about you?

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Katie Chua
dog mom to melvin
What's the best part about your work at Vetted?

I absolutely love getting to work in the world of pets and pet parents, all day long! Whether it’s chatting with partners about ways to bring Vetted to more pet parents, or talking directly with pet parents about ways Vetted can help them in their pet parenthood journey, I really love it all. Staring at cute photos of cats and dogs all day is pretty great as well. :)

How did you get to where you are today?

My background is in Customer Service and Experience, where I started out working on teams and eventually had the opportunity to lead various teams. I’ve been able to work in a wide variety of industries- ranging from accounting firms, bakeries, manufacturing, and even fabricare/dry cleaning! I love solving problems for customers and working with individuals and teams to create a fantastic product everyone can be proud of. 

What is the most interesting thing about you?

I love to bake (cookies especially, but really anything sweet!). I also love to go for family walks with my dog, Melvin, my husband, Jon, and my daughter, Ellie! 

Marra Sherrier
cat parent to luna
What's the best part about your work at Vetted?

I love getting to work on all things design. From leading user research and designing the user experience of our app, to art directing brand photoshoots and creating a visual language for our graphic assets, there is always something new to create.

How did you get to where you are today?

I started my artistic practice drawing bunnies in elementary school, and started my UX career as a designer for complex cyber security applications. 

What is the most interesting thing about you?

I enjoy taking photos, screen printing with friends, hanging out outdoors, and spending quality time with my beautiful shy cat, Luna.

Julie Geer
cat MOM TO musu
What's the best part about your work at Vetted?

Coming soon!

How did you get to where you are today?

Coming soon!

What is the most interesting thing about you?

Coming soon!

Pet experts inform everything we do.

In addition to our incredible team, we have the Vetted Council — an advisory board of three vets who guide us through everything we do and all that we create at Vetted.

We know that there is SO much information out there about how to raise your pet, which is why we work so closely with our Vetted Council to ensure all of the information we share with you is scientifically-based and individualized to your unique pet.

Forget google, this is information you can trust!

Dr. Anna Foster
Chief of Staff, DVM
Dr. Joe Zuckerman
General Practitioner, DVM
Dr. David Bessler
Founder of Veterinary Emergency Group, DVM
Dr. Anna Foster
Chief of Staff, DVM

Dr. Foster is a 2018 Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. Anna worked as a general practitioner in a growing national veterinary group that focused on preventive health care. She spent many of her days off working at shelters doing spays, neuters, and wellness care, as well as relief shifts at local ERs. Dr. Foster has always had a passion for making veterinary care more accessible to pet parents. She joined Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) in 2020 to serve in business development at their headquarters. VEG's mission is helping people and their pets when they need it most. Dr. Foster is a pet parent to an adorable Devon Rex cat named Francois, who wears sweaters and travels around the country in a pink bubble backpack. She brushes his teeth, cleans his ears, bathes him, and walks him on a leash.

Dr. Joe Zuckerman
General Practitioner, DVM

Dr. Zuckerman has over 20 years of experience as a small animal veterinary practitioner and is a co-owner of multiple community based animal hospitals. Born into a family who owned pet shops in New York City, he has spent his entire life around animal care and the human animal bond. Dr. Zuckerman has served on advisory boards of several pet rescues and Veterinary enterprises as well as Chair of the Westchester Rockland Veterinary Medical Society. His special interests are teaching and mentoring Veterinarians and Veterinary students, Dentistry, Internal and Soft tissue surgery.

David Bessler
Founder of Veterinary Emergency Group, DVM

Dr. Bessler has a vision to revolutionize emergency veterinary medicine through a holistic, radically open experience for the caregiver, customer, and patient. So, he created VEG (Veterinary Emergency Group) with a mission of helping people and their pets when they need it most. Today VEG has 27 ERs for pets in 10 states, treats over three hundred thousand pet emergencies each year, and boasts the highest NPS in the veterinary industry.

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