Ask a Vet

24-Hour Live Chat With Veterinarians: Talk to a Vet Online Today!

When you have questions about the health and safety of your best friend, there's no substitute for expert advice. That's why we provide this 24-hour Ask a Vet live chat to connect pet owners with pet experts. Our vets love answering your questions!

Please don't use this service for emergencies. Instead, contact your local veterinarian right away.

Dr. Maureen K. Murithi

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Need instant, 24-hour answers to your pet questions? Try this live chat to speak to a qualified veterinarian right away. Talk to a vet online anytime, day or night.

Thanks to their many years of practice, our veterinarians have seen and heard it all, and they’re ready to provide you with accurate information that you can trust.

Please note that, in order to provide you with the best possible advice, they’ll need any and all information you can provide, including detailed medical histories, a thorough description of the issue, and any relevant photographs. Also, our vets cannot prescribe medication, recommend dosages, or comment on over-the-counter medication over the internet.

The vets do their best to follow the consensus author guidelines on animal ethics and welfare from the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

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At Hepper, we've enlisted a team of practicing veterinarians, including Dr. Paola Cuevas, Dr. Joanna Woodnutt, Dr. Chyrle Bonk, and Dr. Maureen Kanana Murithi, to handle your biggest health-related issues. If you're looking for free expert veterinary advice, we recommend searching our extensive database of dog and cat vet answers to find information on all of the most commonly asked pet questions. You might just find the answer you're looking for -- instantly!

Meet our Vets

When you need answers to potentially life-and-death questions involving your best friend, it’s reassuring to know that the person on the other side of the screen actually knows what they’re talking about. Here are our experienced veterinarians:

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Paola in Vet office

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Dr. Paola Cuevas

Paola Cuevas has been a veterinarian and animal behaviorist for over 17 years. She specializes in positive reinforcement training and loves sharing her extensive knowledge and experience with her fellow pet lovers.

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Chyrle Bonk

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Dr. Chyrle Bonk

Dr. Chyrle Bonk is a practicing veterinarian at a mixed animal clinic in Idaho. She enjoys treating animals, writing for veterinary publications like Doggie Designer, and exploring the great outdoors.

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Dr. Jonathan Roberts Doggie Designer veterinary consultant

Dr. Jonathan Roberts

Dr. Jonathan Roberts is a small animal veterinary surgeon based in Cape Town, South Africa. Many of his patients come from animal welfare organizations, and he also specializes in behavioral medicine.

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Dr. Joanna Woodnutt

Dr. Joanna Woodnutt is an experienced vet working in the UK. She has written about pets and pet health for many websites, blogs and pet magazines and loves to help owners to understand their pets through her writing.

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Dr. Maureen K. Murithi

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Dr. Maureen Kanana Murithi

Dr. Maureen Kanana Murithi is a licensed veterinarian who runs her own practice in Nairobi, Kenya. She also holds a masters of science degree in Epidemiology and is passionate about animal welfare and health.

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Dr. Olivia Speight

Dr. Olivia Speight is an experienced vet, currently working as a small animal vet at a charity hospital. Passionate about animal welfare, her other interests include soft-tissue and orthopaedic surgery which she continues to develop in practice.