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The Puppy Tales Team

Sam Martin with Japanese Spitz Keiko

Sam Martin - Husband & Assistant Extraordinaire

Sam is the ‘other’ human half of Puppy Tales HQ….and Keiko & Summer’s other parent. He’s so often assisting Kerry with photographing gorgeous dogs and helping in a million ways with all things Puppy Tales.  Sam Combining loves his family, travel, animals and the outdoors. The snowfields, surf beaches and everything in between is on the agenda for Sam and his best mates.

As an Engineer, Sam is also interested – some would say nerdy – when it comes to new gadgets and technology designed for our furry friends. He is always trying to determine how something works and if it could be done better.

See Sam’s posts on Puppy Tales

Puppy Tales Contributors

Puppy Tales is honoured to have amazing contributors writing and sharing their wisdom on the site – they are experts, caring & compassionate individuals and wonderful pet lovers, helping to make the world a better, happier and more informed place for dogs and people.

Dr Abbie Tipler

Dr Abbie Tipler BVSc, MACVS (surgery), is a Small Animal Veterinarian with 10 years experience. Her special interest is Small Animal Surgery and she worked in an orthopedic referral practice in London for nearly four years. After this she obtained her Membership in Small Animal Surgery from the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.  She regularly attends Veterinary Conferences and Seminars worldwide.  In 2014 she was awarded a Rotary Award for Vocational excellence, for her work within the profession. She lives in Sydney’s Lower North Shore with her two Ragdoll cats: Little Bear and Mr Tuffy.

See Dr. Abbie’s post on Puppy Tales

Dr Jo, Contributing Vet to Puppy Tales

Dr Jo Paul

Dr. Jo Paul BVSc (hons) BSc CMAVA is a practicing small animal veterinarian with a big heart & passion for helping four-legged family members live happy, healthy lives.  A self-confessed nerd, she makes it her mission to learn every day in order to offer her patients the best care possible. Some of the things Jo loves (in no particular order) are her two fur-kids Anika and Billy, her human kids Liam and Cameron, her incredible, special patients, and everyone who loves their pets!  And of course her husband, Darren.

See Dr. Jo Paul post on Puppy Tales 

Connect with Jo elsewhere – Creature Clinic

Barx Active Puppy Tales Contributor

Karen Finnin

Karen Finnin is a Physiotherapist, and the Director of Barx Active. Karen is passionate about helping people to live an active life, with their dog by their side. Frustrated when her dog couldn’t join in with an outdoor group fitness session that she attended, Karen decided to launch Barx Active, together with her husband (and fellow Physio) Dan, and their border collie cross, Tux. These days you can find Karen, Dan and Tux running a team of dog inclusive Group Fitness Instructors, co-ordinating dog friendly hikes, and planning other awesome dog inclusive fitness events and programs. 

See Karen’s posts on Puppy Tales

Lisa Miller - Founder - Puppy Tales blog

Lisa Miller is a blogger, digital strategist, business coach, zoologist and crazy dog-lady! She started the Puppy Tales blog in 2010 for dog-lovers who care deeply about the welfare of their furry companions. In October 2014 she passed the role of Editor and Owner over to Kerry so that she could focus on her new online home – Multiples of Two – where she helps other women realise their own business dreams.

Lisa lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, two kids, two dogs and two cats. That equates to a lot of fun and vacuuming. 

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