Sonoma Pharmaceuticals Announces Dr. Chelsea Tripp to Serve as Strategic Adviser to Company’s Animal Healthcare Division

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Dr. Chelsea Tripp, DVM, MS, DACVIM, a board-certified veterinary oncologist, has agreed to serve as strategic adviser to the animal healthcare division of Sonoma Pharmaceuticals.

"BARC has already deployed Microcyn-based topical products in a variety of settings for our treatment protocols, and the results to date are extremely favorable," said Dr. Chelsea Tripp.

Dr. Chelsea Tripp, DVM, MS, DACVIM, a board-certified veterinary oncologist, has agreed to serve as strategic adviser to the animal healthcare division of Sonoma Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SNOA, warrants SNOAW). Dr. Tripp is founder of the Bridge Animal Referral Center (BARC) in Edmonds, Washington, which specializes in compassionate cancer care for pets which includes cancer staging, advanced diagnostics, electrochemotherapy, immunotherapy, hyperthermia, injectable and oral chemotherapy as well as advanced imaging procedures.

As a strategic adviser to Sonoma’s animal wellness division, Dr. Tripp will support the company’s veterinarian outreach efforts, which includes adoption of the company’s vet-strength MicrocynVS® topical skin, wound, ear and eye formulations by veterinarians, both domestic and abroad.

“Dr. Tripp is a renowned specialist in companion animal oncology,” said Dan McFadden, vice president of animal wellness for Sonoma Pharmaceuticals. “She brings a most enlightened and humanistic approach to dealing with cancer in pets. We are most fortunate to be able to work with someone of her stature—who intimately understands the animal wellness space, both as a veterinarian and as a pet owner herself.”

Dr. Tripp received her veterinary degree from the University of Missouri returning to start practicing in Seattle in 2005. She finished a residency in medical oncology with Washington State University in 2010 becoming a board-certified oncologist. In 2015, Dr. Tripp founded Veterinary Cancer Specialty Care and subsequently, in 2017, she transitioned this enterprise into BARC and relocated into a newly remodeled facility in Edmonds, Washington.  BARC is described by Dr. Tripp to be ‘the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center or Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for pets in the Seattle area,’ offering secondary and tertiary care via referrals from veterinary clinics and hospitals throughout the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Tripp’s vision is to serve as a comprehensive cancer center that provides cutting-edge treatments, educates pet owners and offers support in all aspects of the management of cancer in companion species. She is a national speaker on the novel therapy of electrochemotherapy and is determined to make this protocol available across the country, having helped train many other colleagues in this technique.  Her other areas of interest include client education, hyperthermia, oncologic emergencies, clinical pathology, palliative care and improving the quality of life for end-stage cancer patients. She believes the human-animal bond is an amazing thing and loves getting to witness this aspect of her job on a daily basis.

“I am excited to be involved in clinical studies utilizing Microcyn Technology to address resistant infections related to animal oncology. BARC has already deployed Microcyn-based topical products in a variety of settings for our treatment protocols, and the results to date in wound care are extremely favorable,” said Dr. Tripp.

Dr. Tripp will be presenting the family of Microcyn-based animal healthcare products to multiple audiences of Japanese veterinarians at the University of Tokyo in November of this year.

About Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sonoma is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and markets unique and effective solutions for the treatment of dermatological conditions and advanced tissue care. The company’s products, which are sold throughout the United States and internationally, have improved outcomes for more than five million patients globally by reducing infections, itch, pain, scarring and harmful inflammatory responses. The company's headquarters are in Petaluma, California, with manufacturing operations in the United States and Latin America. European marketing and sales are headquartered in Roermond, Netherlands. More information can be found at http://www.sonomapharma.com.

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Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dan McFadden
VP of Public and Investor Relations
(425) 753-2105
dmcfadden(at)sonomapharma(dot)com

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