Athena Angela Gaffud, DVM
Veterinarian - Fact Checker
Dr. Athena Angela Gaffud is a licensed veterinarian and freelance medical writer from Isabela, Philippines. She used to be a researcher, a technical sales personnel, and a mixed practitioner before she became a vetpreneur.
Due to the pandemic and the demands of being a mother, Dr. Gaffud launched her start-up company Doc Athena Vet Services, which provides virtual veterinary services, including but not limited to online consultation and medical writing. She is passionate about educating pet parents and animal farmers about responsible pet ownership and good animal husbandry practices.
She lives in a small town in Northern Philippines with her family surrounded by pets and backyard farm animals.
- Started fact-checking pet-related articles for veterinarians.org in 2022
- Specializes in animal production, small animal practice, and pet nutrition
- Also adept in physical therapy for cats and dogs
Dr. Gaffud earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in 2011. She finished as Top 10 in the class and received the award for the Best Undergraduate Thesis in Large Animals.