Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) August 20, 2013
In addition to sharing valuable information to pet lovers on her Vet ProPage, Dr. Breaux will also act as a PetsPage.com media spokesperson in many areas of veterinary medicine including eye diseases in pets and the advanced techniques available in treating pet eye disorders. PetsPage.com is a social pet community whose primary mission is to increase pet owner awareness of veterinary specialty medicine, which can quite literally save pets’ lives though advanced veterinary care.
Carrie Breaux, DVM, MVSc, DACVO is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a BS in Biology and University of Illinois with a BS in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in Champaign. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2001 from the University of Illinois. Dr. Breaux completed a one-year Equine Medicine & Surgery internship in Littleton, Colorado, followed by a one-year Ophthalmology internship in Denver, Colorado. She earned a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Science (MVSc) from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada and completed her studies with a three-year residency in veterinary ophthalmology at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Breaux is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (DACVO) – one of only 350 veterinary specialists who have met the stringent requirements to become a diplomate of the ACVO as of 2013. To become board certified, Diplomates must complete a bachelor’s degree, veterinary school, an additional 3-5 year residency as well as successfully pass rigorous examinations.
“It is an honor to be a part of petspage.com as a PetsPage Vet Pro. Your pet’s eye health and vision is vitally important to their overall health. I am delighted to share information with PetsPage members and the media regarding different eye diseases/issues that can affect a pet’s vision,” said Dr. Breaux. “Similar to humans, pets can suffer from eye diseases such as Diabetes complications, cataracts, and Glaucoma, etc.. However, technology and medical advancements offer numerous treatments and therapies which can prolong and restore eyesight.”
Upon completing her education, Dr. Breaux served as an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Illinois for two years where she taught ophthalmology to veterinary students. Dr. Breaux volunteers her time offering free eye exams to service dogs through the ACVO/MERIAL National Service Dog Eye Exam Event. In 2013 she performed free exams for more than 40 service animals. Dr. Breaux has published numerous articles in professional veterinary journals.
"I am very happy Dr. Breaux has joined us at PetsPage.com in sharing her expertise in pet eye diseases and the incredible treatments available to improve pet vision. As one of only 350 Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologists in the country, Dr. Breaux is in an elite class and perfect to help us communicate PetsPage.com’s mission of creating awareness among pet lovers everywhere for the advanced treatment options that are now available to our family pets. I am thrilled she will be sharing her knowledge with PetsPage.com members and the media," said Karen Bostick, founder and CEO of PetsPage.com.
Dr. Breaux is a staff Ophthalmologist at WestVet Specialty & Emergency Hospital in Boise, Idaho. She lives in Boise with her husband, three children, three horses, two dogs and a “mischievous cat.”
PetsPage.com is a brand new social pet community that its Founder and CEO, Karen Bostick calls, “A Place for the Social Pet.” PetsPage.com has a primary mission of increasing pet owner awareness of veterinary specialty medicine, which can quite literally save pets’ lives through advanced veterinary care by creating an engaging social pet community platform to connect pet lovers with each other as well as pet professionals and pet products in a fun, friendly and interactive way. "I’ve really had fun creating new ways to incorporate more social features to attract pet owners to this important information," said Bostick.
Tinks’ Story and Karen’s mission has struck a chord with pet lovers around the world. During the development process of PetsPage.com, Bostick created several Facebook pages to share Tinks’ Story and his adventures. The response has been overwhelming to say the least. Social media users and pet lovers all over the world not only embraced Tinks, they fell in love with him. Tinks has become a Social Pet SuperStar with Karen’s Facebook pages - Karen Bostick & Tinks, We Love Tinks, and MyPetAdvocate.org, collectively garnering over 150,000 likes and growing.
PetsPage.com is based in Boise, Idaho.