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Board of Directors


Board of Directors, Counseling Team and Veterinary Advisory Board

Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support is a 501 c (3) organization dedicated to providing compassionate and educational support for pet parents through the stressful and difficult task of caregiving for their aging, chronic and terminally ill pets anywhere in the country. We then transition them into pet loss and grief.

Our Board of Directors are dedicated to helping pet parents like yourself become better caregivers and advocates for your pet. We are comprised of experienced pet caregivers, professional counselors and a veterinary advisory board who believe this organization is where we can make the most difference in the lives of pet caregivers.

Board of Directors

Kathryn Jennings, CPFE, CPLP
Certified Pet Loss Professional
Certified in Pet Loss & Grief Companioning

Julie Glenn
Vice President

Kristen Abbott

Chris Jennings

Shira Rothberg, LSW
Veterinary Staff Support

Stephanie Belak, LSW, MSW
Support Services Director

Counseling Team

Stephanie Belak, LSW, MSW
Paulina Naisteter, MSW, LCSW
Shira Rothberg, LSW
Sandra Lewis, BSW
Bonnie Frank Carter, Ph.D.
Janet Oesterling, MS
Laura Wrublevski, MA, LAC


Advisory Board

Dr. Jennifer Bagshaw, DVM, DACVIM- Internal Medicine Specialist- Hope Veterinary Specialists
Dr. Laurie Prober, VMD, DACVIM- Internal Medicine Specialist- Hope Veterinary Specialists
Dr. Dennis Burkett, VMD, Ph.D, DACVECC, DACVIM- Cardiologist-Hope Veterinary Specialists
Dr. Daphne Clendaniel, VMD, MS-Associate Surgeon- Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center
Dr. Brady Beale,VMD, DACVO-Ophthalmologist- Pet Emergency Treatment Services & Univ. of Penn                
Dr. Craig Clifford, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Oncologist- Hope Veterinary Specialists
Dr. Suzanne Dempsey, DVM- Emergency and Critical Care-Center for Animal Referral & Emergency        
Dr. Brad Bates, VMD- Lap Of Love Veterinary Hospice & In-Home Euthanasia
Dr. Kathy de Jong, DVM- Gentle Doctor In-Home Veterinary Care                                      
Dr. Dawn Irwin, DVM- Quakertown Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Karen Brockman, VMD- Windcrest Animal Hospital
Dr. Kelly Slattery, VMD- Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Mindy Cohan, VMD- Contributing Writer, PetMD
Stacey Connell- Hospital Administrator, Metropolitan Veterinary Associates
Kim Guest, CVT- Metropolitan Veterinary Associates
Felicia Powers, CVT- Veterinary Referral Center


I was so impressed by the professionalism and compassion that went into putting together Day by Day. I think it is going to be a really valuable contribution to the community.

Dr. Tamara Mengine, DVM Ardmore Animal Hospital