Big news! Our Freshpet family is growing. We’re excited to share that Dr. Aziza Glass is joining us as a veterinarian pet expert. Dr. Aziza’s approach to animal health compliments our mission to revolutionize the way pets are fed. In her personal practice, she combines Eastern and Western medicine practices to treat the whole animal, focusing on their entire well-being, and helping them live their happiest, healthiest lives. Welcome to Freshpet, Dr. Aziza!
by Dr. Aziza Glass, Freshpet veterinarian pet expert
Thanks, Freshpet, and hey everyone! It’s great to have a chance to share a bit about myself, my background, and why I’m excited to work with Freshpet.
I’ve always believed that you should surround yourself with good people, and with the Freshpet team, I know I’m in great company. It’s a real honor in my professional career to be able to team up with a brand that champions fresh pet food.
I became a veterinarian because of a deep love and curiosity for animals and science. I spent a good part of my childhood convincing my parents that we needed pets in our home! In fact, some of my favorite memories growing up are of me and my dad routinely watching our weekly animal documentaries together. He nurtured my curiosity and my desire to pursue this path, but my parents never did share that same enthusiasm for all the animals I wanted to add to the family.
That passion eventually led me to Prairie View A&M University and later Cornell University with extended learning opportunities at MIT and NASA’s Johnson Space Center – even a short stint on NatGeo Wild’s “Vet School”. Although my practice is rooted in Western medicine, I take a more integrative approach to treating pets. Seeing firsthand the impact that Eastern medicine practices, like acupuncture and food therapy, has on our pets, I incorporated that into my own approach.
I started my own practice in 2018, called Personal Touch Veterinary Clinic. It’s a mobile practice that focuses on tailoring medicine and treatment to mainly dogs, cats, and even a few horses too. One of the most unique things about having a mobile practice is just how intimate it can be to treat pets within their homes. You’d be surprised by how many dogs love an acupuncture session. I know the pets and their parents appreciate not having to deal with the anxiety of hospital visits or car rides.
As a vet that advises pet parents every day, I believe that Freshpet’s approach to fresh, quality food is spot on. You’ll hear more from me in the coming months about the real benefits of fresh food and how it far outweighs the convenience of dry kibble. It’s something I want all pet parents to understand, and it’s one of the reasons why I am excited to work alongside Freshpet. They truly care about the entire well-being of the animal.