About PetsRadar: who we are, what we do and how to contact us

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We are PetsRadar and our mission is simple. We are dedicated to helping pet owners understand their pets better. Whether you have a cat, dog, rabbit or reptile, we’re here to give you expert-led advice on understanding your pet’s behavior, health, and help you find ways to boost their happiness too.

As pet owners, we know that looking after an animal can be one of the best things in life but it also comes with its challenges. That’s why, our expert team includes vets, behaviorists, pet nutritionists and trainers to help you cut through the noise and find everything you need to help understand what makes your pet tick. 

We write advice on everything from what to do if your pet is struggling with reactivity to understanding why your cat’s eating habits have changed. We use real pets and their owners to test products so that you can be confident you’re spending your money on products that are really worth it. 

We believe that raising a pet is something that should be done considerately which is why we’re proud to say that we will never feature physical punishment methods or items such as shock collars in our articles. Instead, we feature positive reinforcement, advice for helping understand what affects your pet’s behavior, and sharing real owners’ experiences to empower you to get the most out of your time with your pet.

PetsRadar is brought to you by Future PLC which also publishes LiveScience, Horse & Hound, TechRadar, T3, Tom’s Guide, Digital Camera, Woman & Home, Living etc, and many other popular titles. 

Meet our team of experts

Sophie Bird
Sophie Bird

Sophie is Editor of PetsRadar and has been working in publishing for seven years. Leading the team and daily direction of the website, Sophie has worked across some of PetsRadar’s biggest sister sites including LiveScience, TechRadar, Fit&Well, and was most recently Editor of Goodto. When she’s not busy making sure our readers have the very best advice for helping keep happier and healthier pets, Sophie is training her teenage cocker spaniel, Wally. Having found heaps of conflicting information out there when it comes to helping a reactive dog, or even choosing the right nutrition, Sophie is determined to cut through the confusion and bring the very best expert-led knowledge to PetsRadar.

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Megan Milstead

Staff Writer Megan writes news, features and buying guides using her wealth of experience caring for cats, dogs, horses, guinea pigs, hamsters, and more over the years. A self-confessed ‘crazy cat lady’ Megan is fascinated by cat behavior and is passionate about animal welfare.  

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Alexis De Leaver
Alexis De Leaver

Alexis is PetsRadar’s Digital & Syndication Staff Writer. She works on our long form features explaining everything from weird and wonderful habits cats have to which traits you can expect from popular dog breeds.

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Kathryn Rosenberg
Kathryn Williams

A member of the PetsRadar family since it launched in 2020, Kathryn is a freelance writer with a wealth of experience when it comes to researching and writing about all things pet-related. She has a particular knack for cutting through the noise and finding reputable, effective training tips on topics like loose leash walking, reactivity and how to strengthen your relationship with your pet. Passionate about helping you to improve both your fur friend’s life and your own, she also has her own cat (a very sassy Burmese/British Shorthair cross!), so she knows a thing or two about what pet owners really want. 

Dr Joanna Woodnutt BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS
Dr Joanna Woodnutt MRCVS

After graduating as a veterinarian from the University of Nottingham, Dr Joanna Woodnutt went on to practice companion animal medicine in the Midlands. She quickly developed a love of consulting and helping clients with medical problems such as dermatology, behavior and nutrition - anything that involved helping clients understand their pets better.

Jo started writing about pet health in 2017, realizing that it meant she could help even more pet parents. Since then, she has written for countless online and print publications and is a regular contributor for Edition Dog Magazine. 

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Dr Rebecca MacMillan BVetMed BSAVA PGCertSAM MRCVS

Rebecca is a veterinary surgeon who graduated in 2009 from the Royal Veterinary College in London. She has a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, having done a mixture of day-to-day routine work, on-call emergency duties and managerial roles over the years.

She enjoys medicine in particular and she is proud to have recently achieved a BSAVA postgraduate certificate in small animal medicine (with commendation). She writes on various feline and canine topics, including behavior, nutrition, and health. Outside of work and writing she enjoys walking her own dog, spending time with her young family and baking!

Elizabeth Racine
Dr Elizabeth Racine, DVM

Dr Elizabeth Racine is a small animal general practice veterinarian covering all things pet health and wellness. Her special interests include veterinary behavior, nutrition, and internal medicine. As a freelance writer, Dr. Racine has written content for major companies in the industry such as the American Kennel Club, Merck Animal Health, Bayer PetBasics, Elanco, and CareCredit.  In her free time, Dr. Racine enjoys playing trampoline dodgeball, hiking with her beagle Dasher, and spending time with her three mischievous cats.  

Dr Diana Hasler
Dr Diana Hasler BVM&S MRCVS

Dr Diana Hasler graduated with distinction from the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2018. She has experience working as a small animal veterinarian in general practice, where she has treated many dogs, cats, rabbits, and rodents. She has also recently branched out into the field of medical communications, doing freelance work as a medical editor and writer. Dr Hasler currently lives in Edinburgh where she enjoys spending time with her husband Gavin and playing with their feisty tabby cat Poppy.

Sarah-Jane Molier BVM&S MRCVS
Dr Sarah-Jane Molier BVM&S MRCVS

Sarah-Jane Molier graduated in 2009 and has been enjoying life as a vet ever since. She currently works as Head Veterinarian in a small animal practice. Sarah-Jane particularly enjoys internal medicine, alongside her managerial role. When not working in practice Sarah-Jane enjoys sharing her knowledge and helping pet parents by writing on a wide variety of animal health and medicine topics. In her spare time, Sarah-Jane loves walking Nero (her rescue dog), gardening with her two young children and reading. 

Dr Ellen Marcinkiewicz
Dr Ellen Marcinkiewicz BVSc. MRCVS

Ellen is an experienced small animal vet and copywriter who graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2012. She has worked in clinics across Australia, the UK and New Zealand, including the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital where she discovered her passion for writing and education. Ellen’s veterinary interests include small animal medicine, surgery, nutrition, and rabbit medicine. She currently lives in the UK with her fiancé and bouncy borzoi puppy named Yeti. 

Dr. Hannah Godfrey BVetMed MRCVS
Dr Hannah Godfrey BVetMed MRCVS

Dr Hannah Godfrey is a small animal vet with a love of dentistry and soft tissue surgery. She lives in Wales with her partner, son, and their two cats.

Catherine Barnette
Catherine Barnette DVM

Dr Barnette is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she received both her B.S. in Zoology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). She has 15 years of clinical experience as a small animal veterinarian, treating dogs, cats, and occasional exotic patients. She now works as a freelance veterinary writer, creating educational content for veterinarians, veterinary team members, and dedicated pet owners. Dr. Barnette lives in southwest Florida with her husband and daughter (plus two cats, a dog, and a rescued dove!) and enjoys kayaking, biking, and hiking. 


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Please note the majority of our team works remotely, please email for personal addresses.


Our reviews are independent and free from commercial considerations. We never take payment for reviews. We always return products on request or at the end of our agreed loan period. 

Separate from our editorial content and process, we publish advertorial feature content that is clearly marked and tagged as 'sponsored'. We also run 'in association with' articles, which are independent editorial articles, created by writers employed by PetsRadar that have been funded through the support of a commercial partner. 


With new products being released all the time, we are constantly testing pet products to see if they are worth your money. We select products independently and put them through vigorous testing with real pets and their owners. You’ll find details of the testing process for each specific product in our buying guides, however, we always take into account how safe a product is, which breeds a product is best suited for, and whether it’s good value for money. 

Where we’ve tested food or nutritional products, we have also got a vet to weigh in on the quality of the ingredients and things you may want to consider. 


We always aim to provide unbiased editorial created by our journalists and writers. We also need to pay our teams and website costs so we make money in a number of ways. We sometimes use affiliate links to products and services on retailer sites for which we can receive compensation if you click on those links or make purchases through them. From time to time, we also publish advertorials (paid-for editorial content) and sponsored content on the site. When this is the case the content is clearly marked as sponsored or promoted, so you’ll always know which content is editorial and which is not. Future PLC is our parent company and has an in-depth terms and conditions page with a lot more information that you can read.


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