Katy Nelson, DVM, associate director of veterinary relations for Chewy Health, discussed the company's focus on innovation in an interview with dvm360 as well as its' interest in recognizing the 2023 Innovation of the Year Award winners
dvm360 and Chewy Health presented the 2023 Innovator of the Year Award to 2 veterinary professionals during the Fetch dvm360 conference in Long Beach, California. Katy Nelson, DVM, associate director of veterinary relations for Chewy Health, discussed the company's focus on innovation in an interview with dvm360 as well as its interest in recognizing the award winners: Philip J. Bergman, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Oncology); and Ellen M. Carozza LVT, VTS(CP-Feline).
Katy Nelson, DVM: It's important from a Chewy perspective to celebrate these individuals and to promote innovation. I think that we're known as a fairly innovative company ourselves. You know, we started our pharmacy in 2018. We've now got more than just a pharmacy, we've got a compounding pharmacy, we have Care Plus health insurance and pet health insurance that we've partnered with Trupanion and Lemonade… We have updated and upgraded PetMD over the past few years. We have our Connect to the Vet service. We have a practice hub and pet prescriptions.
And so, we've got all of these things that we're doing, you know, on our end to try and help to innovate those who are in practice, as well as for our pet parents. So, for us, this was just a natural progression to be able to recognize some of these innovators in the veterinary field.