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Dr. Eric Barchas, DVM
Eric is a practicing veterinarian who lives and works in San Francisco. His emphasis is on small animal medicine, surgery and wellness. He is the Dogster and Catster resident veterinarian. An avid traveler, he has studied lions in Botswana and salmon in southern Chile. Dr. Barchas writes the Dogster and Catster Vetblog.
Mark Rogers, Pet Photographer
Mark Rogers is a San Francisco-based professional pet photographer whose work has been published in a number of books and appeared in the award-winning San Francisco SPCA magazine, Our Animals. Mark serves on the board of Give a Dog a Bone, an environmental enrichment program for long-term custody dogs at the San Francisco municipal shelter and donates his time to many different rescue and advocacy groups. Recently selected as one of the Bay Area's top pet photographers, he's also a shooter for the popular Pet Food Express "My Mutt" Program and runs the popular weekly photo caption contest on Dogster's For the Love of Dog Blog.
Yay Dogster Dog! His hobbies include playing chase, sniffing everything when he's out for a walk, digging in the yard, chomping on peanut butter treats and playing with squeaky chew toys. He also guest stars at Dogster member meet-and-greets and other special events. He appeared in the acclaimed film Dogster in the Park.
Born and raised in Happyville, a small funny-farming community in the not-so-plain regions of Cuteopia, Snuzzy started collecting cute and fuzzy pet-related things way back when he himself was still very cute. And slightly fuzzy. His collection of all things cute and fuzzy eventually outgrew his cute and fuzzy warehouse, causing a Loony-Tunes-like explosion of cuteness and fuzziness that sent clouds of contagious laughter throughout Cuteopia. Too much cuteness for even a place called Cuteopia to handle, Snuzzy expanded his cute and fuzzy operations and moved to Cyberspace, where he lives today. Snuzzy sails a silly little boat called Snuzzy: Where Cute and Fuzzy Collide, and occasionally writes under the pseudonym Schmanders Schmorter.
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