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Dr. Athena Gaffud

Veterinarian Editor

Graduate of The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

11+ years of veterinary experience


Dr. Athena Gaffud currently writes and fact-checks for different veterinary websites and is a remote staff member of an Oregon-based Animal Rehab. She currently resides in Isabela, Philippines with her family.


In 2011, Athena earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). She finished as Top 10 in her class and received the award for the Best Undergraduate Thesis in Large Animals. She became board certified in the same year.


Dr. Gaffud gained knowledge and skills from over a decade of mixed practice before starting her own veterinary business for scheduled farm visits and online pet consultancy. She has extensive experience in research, small animal, swine, poultry, and ruminant practice, pet insurance claims, and veterinary technical sales.

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