Julia Szabo, nationally recognized Pet Reporter and animal health advocate, produced the popular and pioneering “Pets” column in the New York Post for eleven years. The author of six previous books, she set a high standard for accurate, thorough reporting on animals - a standard that has only recently been embraced by the mainstream media. Julia served as the Health Editor of Dogster.com and was a frequent contributor to PJMedia.com. She is sought after for her expert commentary on television and radio, and her writings on dogs have appeared in the New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Country Living, Traditional Home, The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, Cesar’s Way, The Bark, and FIDOFriendly. Julia lives in New York with her family of rescued dogs - including Desiree the German Shepherd, whose cute kisser graces the cover of Medicine Dog. Follow Julia on Twitter and Instagram @petreporter1, and visit her web site, pet-reporter.com, where you’ll find her blog, Dog Is My Doctor.