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The Future of Pet Health Care: Creating a Continuum of Care

Dr. Scott Schatzberg Chief Medical Officer at Thrive Pet Healthcare

Dr. Schatzberg stepped into the role of Chief Medical Officer in September 2020. Prior to joining Thrive Pet Healthcare, Dr. Schatzberg was founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of The Animal Neurology & Imaging Centers (The ANICs). In the clinical world, Dr. Schatzberg is recognized as an international authority in the field of veterinary neurology. Over the past two decades, Dr. Schatzberg has worked in hospital operations, specialty practices and academia, where he conducted field-changing research.

Pet ownership has skyrocketed over the last year to become the highest in history. Multiple factors likely play a role in this increase, but one stands out: loneliness. In 2019, about 70% of Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z reported experiencing a rise in loneliness, and COVID-19 only exacerbated this trend. Adopting a pet has …