Dr. Monica Tarantino, DVM, is a small animal veterinarian based in Charlotte, North Carolina, with extensive experience in general, emergency, and geriatric pet health. She works full time as a Level-2 Fear Free certified doctor at an AAHA accredited small animal hospital. Dr. Tarantino has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rady School of Business in San Diego, California. She has also been involved in mentoring first-year veterinary graduates and has presented clinical cases at an International Veterinary Conference. Dr. Tarantino is a passionate advocate for promoting dog health and has written articles for various pet health-focused websites since 2019. She is the author of the "New Vet Jumpstart Guide" and the "Senior Dog Revolution Podcast" and has co-authored books related to general practice and emergency medicine. Dr. Tarantino is also known for her work in rescuing and caring for pets, as she owns four rescue dogs and two rescue cats, and occasionally fosters animals. Her expertise and dedication to animal health and well-being are evident in her professional and personal endeavors.