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Dr. Athena Gaffud

Veterinarian Editor, DVM

Graduated from The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

Over 11 years of veterinary experience


As a professional veterinarian and a passionate writer, Dr. Athena Gaffud currently writes and fact-checks for different veterinary websites and a remote staff of an Oregon-based Animal Rehab. She currently resides in Isabela, Philippines with her family.


She gained knowledge and skills from over a decade of mixed practice before starting her own veterinary business for scheduled farm visits and online pet consultancy. She has extensive experience in research, small animal, swine, poultry, and ruminant practice, pet insurance claims, and veterinary technical sales.


Athena earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in 2011. She finished in the top 10 in the class and received the award for the Best Undergraduate Thesis in Large Animals. She became board-certified in the same year.

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