Your Pet Matters

When you’re not feeling well you call the doctor. When your pet is sick talk to our doctor.

107.7 The Bronc presents the first and only pet healthcare show in Mercer County. Tune in to Your Pet Matters with Dr. Michael Tokiwa of the Animal Hospital at Kingston and Blawenburg or subscribe to their podcast.

Your other family physician, Dr. T is on-call every Saturday at 10 a.m. to discuss your pets health. From wellness and prevention to diet and exercise, Dr. T. will use his veterinarian experience and knowledge to provide you and your family with the best medical advice, cutting edge medicinal techniques, natural remedies and alternative therapies to keep your dog’s tail wagging and your cat purring.

Our pets are lifelong friends, don’t they deserve a lifelong wellness partner? Listen to Your Pet Matters with Dr. Michael Tokiwa of the Animal Hospital at Kingston and Blawenburg, Saturdays at 10 a.m. on 107.7 The Bronc.

Click here for more information about Dr. Tokiwa and the staff at the Animal Hospital of Kingston and Blawenburg.

June 13, 2015 – Live from Rider Reunions Day with Heather Troyer!
June 13, 2015 – Live from Rider Reunions Day with Heather Troyer!

Dr. T. and Heather Troyer of Oradell Animal Hospital LIVE are Rider Reunions Day!

June 13, 2015 – Live at Rider Reunions Day with Heathery Troyer!
June 13, 2015 – Live at Rider Reunions Day with Heathery Troyer!

Dr. T. and Heather Troyer of Oradell Animal Hospital LIVE are Rider Reunions Day!

June 13, 2015 – Live from Rider Reunions Day with Heather Troyer!
June 13, 2015 – Live from Rider Reunions Day with Heather Troyer!

Dr. T. and Heather Troyer of Oradell Animal Hospital LIVE are Rider Reunions Day!

June 6, 2015 – Dr. Michael Brown comes to visit!
June 6, 2015 – Dr. Michael Brown comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Dr. Michael Brown of Crown Veterinary Specialists, Animerge, and Animal Eyes of NJ!

May 9, 2015 – Dr. Amanda Landis-Hanna with Voyce!
May 9, 2015 – Dr. Amanda Landis-Hanna with Voyce!

Dr. T. with Dr. Amanda Landis-Hanna of My Dog’s Voyce via Skype!

May 2, 2015 – West Windsor Police Department comes to visit!
May 2, 2015 – West Windsor Police Department comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Lt. Garofalo, Ptl Montgomery, and K9 Cherno!

April 25, 2015 – Your Pet Matters visits Bark Now for Autism Speaks!
April 25, 2015 – Your Pet Matters visits Bark Now for Autism Speaks!

Dr. T. and Matt with volunteer Emily Josephson!

April 11, 2015 – Dr. Siobhan Haney comes to visit!
April 11, 2015 – Dr. Siobhan Haney comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Dr. Siobhan Haney!

April 4, 2015 – Dr. Elaine Holt comes to visit!
April 4, 2015 – Dr. Elaine Holt comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Dr. Elaine Holt DVM of Crown Veterinary Specialists.

March 28, 2015 – Joseph DeFulio LVT comes to Visit!
March 28, 2015 – Joseph DeFulio LVT comes to Visit!

Dr. T. is joined by Joseph DeFulio LVT of Saint Francis Veterinary Center!

March 21, 2015 – Steve Mehler of Hope Veterinary Services Visits!
March 21, 2015 – Steve Mehler of Hope Veterinary Services Visits!

Dr. T. is joined by Steve Mehler of Hope Veterinary Services for a sweet 80’s cop pose!

March 7, 2015 – Dr. Alane Calahane visits via Skype!
March 7, 2015 – Dr. Alane Calahane visits via Skype!

Dr. T. with Dr. Alane Calahane, CEO of Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong!

February 28, 2015 – Your Pet Matters visits The Philadelphia Flower Show
February 28, 2015 – Your Pet Matters visits The Philadelphia Flower Show

Miki the service dog of Trish and Kurt Baker!

February 28, 2015 – Your Pet Matters visits the Flower Show!
February 28, 2015 – Your Pet Matters visits the Flower Show!

Trish and Kurt Baker with their dog Miki!

February 28, 2015 – Your Pet Matters visits the Flower Show!
February 28, 2015 – Your Pet Matters visits the Flower Show!

Dr. T., Matt, and Trish and Kurt Baker with their dog Miki at the Philadelphia Flower Show!

February 28, 2015 – Your Pet Matters visits the Philadelphia Flower Show!
February 28, 2015 – Your Pet Matters visits the Philadelphia Flower Show!

Dr. T., Matt, and Trish and Kurt Baker with their dog Miki at the Philadelphia Flower Show!

February 28, 2015 – Your Pet Matters visits the Philadelphia Flower Show!
February 28, 2015 – Your Pet Matters visits the Philadelphia Flower Show!

Dr. T. and Matt at the Philadelphia Flower Show!

February 21, 2015 – The Seeing Eye, Inc. comes to visit!
February 21, 2015 – The Seeing Eye, Inc. comes to visit!

Dr. T. is visited by Jill Jaycox, Melissa Baumgartner, and Howie of The Seeing Eye, Inc.!

February 7, 2015 – Heavenly Hounds Trainers came to visit!
February 7, 2015 – Heavenly Hounds Trainers came to visit!

Dr. T. with Stephanie Kowaleski of Heavenly Hounds Dog Training, Adrienne Carson of Live and Learn Dogs, and Chantal Cartier of Maverick Pet Partners!

February 7, 2015 – Heavenly Hounds Trainers came to visit!
February 7, 2015 – Heavenly Hounds Trainers came to visit!

Chantal Cartier of Maverick Pet Partners with her cool hat, and Adrienne Carson of Live and Learn Dogs pose for a picture before the show!

January 31, 2015 – Camp Bow Wow Lawrenceville comes to visit!
January 31, 2015 – Camp Bow Wow Lawrenceville comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Louise McKewon and Mr. McKewon of Camp Bow Wow Lawrenceville!

January 24, 2015 – Rauhaus Freedenfeld & Associates comes to visit!
January 24, 2015 – Rauhaus Freedenfeld & Associates comes to visit!

Dr. T. with architect Warren Freedenfeld of Rauhaus Freedenfeld & Associates!

January 17, 2015 – Crown Veterinary Specialists and Emergency came to visit!
January 17, 2015 – Crown Veterinary Specialists and Emergency came to visit!

Dr. T. with Dr. Wendy Ross of Crown Veterinary Specialists and Emergency!

January 10, 2015 – Redbank Came to Visit!
January 10, 2015 – Redbank Came to Visit!

Dr. T. skying with Dr. Martha Cline and Dr. Maryanne Murphy from Red Bank Veterinary Hospital!

Meet The Host and Producer

Dr. TDr. T is a veterinarian, business owner, and Medical Director of the Progressive Veterinary Care Family of Animal Hospitals. His real name is Michael Tokiwa, and he calls himself the CanAsian (guess the ancestry). He medically cares for dogs and cats, tweets and writes articles about his thoughts on a variety of subjects, teaches about veterinary medicine, drums on his kit or sometimes on his belly (for his son), he rides his Honda CBR or his mountain bike, and helps people understand the human animal bond. He’s kind-of everywhere, and you can find him at www.barkmeowvets.com, his twitter, his linkedin, and his facebook.

 

Matt McGrorty(Producer) Matt McGrorty is a Digital Media: Radio, TV, and Film major at Rider University. If you’re ever on campus, you’ll probably find Matt playing some tunes on his weekly radio show, Matt’s Majestic Music Mambo, or at the RUN100 TV studio filming Appropriate Audiences. Matt has a variety of interests outside of radio and TV. He enjoys singing 80’s pop songs, listening to Of Monsters and Men and The Protomen, and watching The X-Files on Netflix. Matt also has an appreciation for stylish hair, leather jackets, and being honest and true to one’s self. If you’d like to contact Matt, you can reach him at mcgrortym@rider.edu, at his portfolio, at his linkedin, or by opening your window and screaming his name repeatedly into the night air. Remember: the louder, the better.

Audio Archives

June 13, 2015

Live from Rider Reunions Day! – Dr. T. broadcasts LIVE from Rider Reunions day with Heather Troyer of Oradell Animal Hospital to discuss Pet Acupuncture, knowing when to say goodbye to a pet, and pet adoption. 

June 6, 2015

Pet Ophthalmology with Dr. Michael Brown! – Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Michael Brown of Crown Veterinary Specialists, Animerge, and Animal Eyes of NJ to discuss your pets eyes and advancing technology in the field.

May 30, 2015

Best of Your Pet Matters! – On this episode, Dr. T. goes through some of his favorite clips from previous shows, as well as reading off helpful lists for pet owners!

May 9, 2015

The Voyce of Your Pets! – This week, Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Amanda Landis-Hanna, the Director of Veterinary Medicine for My Dog’s Voyce, to discuss the importance and value of wearable tech for tracking dog health and medical statistics! 

May 2, 2015

K9 Dog Training with West Windsor Police Department! – Dr. T. is joined by Lt. Garofalo, Ptl Montgomery, and K9 Cherno to discuss K9 Police Units, K9 Training, and the bond between handler and K9. 

April 25, 2015

Live From Bark Now for Autism Speaks! – This week Dr. T. broadcasted LIVE from Bark Now for Autism Speaks at Mercer County Park!  

April 18, 2015

Pet Dentistry! – Dr. T. is joined by Carlos Rice DVM to discuss your pet’s teeth and ways to make sure your pet’s teeth stay healthy.  

April 11, 2015

Cyberknife with Dr. Haney! – Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Siobhan Haney to discuss the CyberKnife and veterinary oncology! 

April 4, 2015

Pet Ophthalmology! – Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Elaine Holt DVM, a veterinary ophthalmologist, to discuss common misconceptions about pet cataracts, pet blindness, and much more!

March 28, 2015

A Visit from Saint Francis Veterinary Center! – Dr. T. is joined by Joseph DeFulio LVT, the Practice Manager for Saint Francis Veterinary Center, and together they discuss the creation of SFVC and a common dog poison.

March 21, 2015

A Visit from HopeVS! – Dr. T. is joined by Steve Mehler of Hope Veterinary Services to talk about stressful surgeries, Steve’s studies on fish oil and omega 3 fatty acids, and much more!

March 14, 2015

Your Pet Variety Show! – This week Dr. T. discusses a range of topics including the importance of pet insurance, funerary options for pets, and pet dental care.

March 7, 2015

A Hong Kong Hello! – Dr. T. is joined by Alane Cahalane, the CEO of the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong, to discuss pet obesity in China and her recent surgery on a bear!

February 28, 2015

Live From the Philadelphia Flower Show! – Dr. T. is live from the Philadelphia Flower show with Trish and Kurt Baker and their dog, Miki! Dr. T. and Trish also took questions from the crowd!

February 21, 2015

The Seeing Eye, Inc. – Dr. T. is joined by Jill Jaycox and Melissa Baumgartner of The Seeing Eye, Inc. to discuss the training of Seeing Eye Dogs! Jill and Melissa even bring a seeing eye dog in training named Howie to the show!

February 14, 2015

Live From Heavenly Hounds Dog Training! – This week Dr. T. is live at Heavenly Hounds Dog Training with Stephanie Kowaleski to watch and discuss puppy classes and training.  

February 7, 2015

Dog Training and Therapy Dogs – Dr. T. is joined by Adrienne Carson of Live and Learn Dogs, Stephanie Kowaleski of Heavenly Hounds Dog Training, and Chantal Carter of Maverick Pet Partners to discuss dog training tips and what to look for in a dog trainer. 

January 31, 2015

Doggy Day Camp and Daycare – Dr. T. is joined by Louise McKewon of Camp Bow Wow Lawrenceville to discuss doggy day camp, what kind of dogs are normally allowed, and what to look for when looking for a secure day camp or daycare center for your dog.

January 24, 2015

Veterinary Hospital Architecture – Architect Warren Freedenfeld of Rauhaus Freedenfeld & Associates joins Dr. Tokiwa to discuss design philosophies used to create a veterinary hospital that looks great and fits the needs of the veterinarian and their patients

January 17, 2015

Emergency Surgery Specialist – Dr. Wendy Ross of Crown Veterinary Specialists and Emergency joins Dr. T. to discuss emergency medicine for your pets. Stephanie Kowalewski of Heavenly Hounds Dog Training joins us and answers a question for a caller.

January 10, 2015

Dietary Nutrition – Join Dr. T. and Dr. Martha Cline and Dr. Maryanne Murphy from Red Bank Veterinary Hospital as they discuss ways to make sure your pet maintains a healthy diet. Stephanie Kowalewski of Heavenly Hounds Dog Training joins us to discuss ways to train your dog to ensure their safety.

December 20, 2014

Combining Acupuncture and Oncology – Join Dr. T and Dr. Kate Vickery of Hope Veterinary Specialists  for our last live episode of 2014! We discuss how Dr. Vickery combines Oncology and Acupuncture to help provide a better life for pets suffering from cancer.  Allie and Stephanie both talked about how to keep your pets safe during the holiday season.  We also were joined by Stephanie’s dogs, CJ and Daisy.

December 13, 2014

K-Laser– Dr. David Bradley, of K Lasers joined Dr. T via Skype. He discussed how we use lasers in veterinary medicine as a therapeutic tool to heal, decrease inflammation and regenerate tissue. He also discussed how lasers are used as a surgical instrument. K Laser is one of the leading edge laser manufacturers that perform excellent research and development. They strive to improve the capabilities of what lasers can do. This philosophy is why Dr. T uses K Lasers in his own practices.  Allie talked about great gift ideas for the pampered pet. Stephanie Kowalewski also joined us live in studio to discuss the 5 best things your pet wants from you for the holidays.

December 6, 2014

Ophthalmology Eyes– Dr. Shelby Reinstein, a veterinary ophthalmologist from VSEC joined us in studio. She discussed common scenarios that denote a visit to your vet, and when a specialist such as herself can work with your veterinarian to improve the quality of medical eye care for your four legged companions. Allie’s Pet Project revealed wonderful ways you can give this holiday season to local shelters. Stephanie Kowalewski from Heavenly Hounds Dog Training suggested creating a puppy safe zone area for your dog so that they don’t get into things (especially things they can chew), and how that can help you this holiday season.

November 22, 2014

Inside the Pet Emergency Room–  Dr. Garret Pachtinger of VSEC and VetGirl joined Allie and Dr. T in studio today. He talked about what signs you should look out to determine if your pet is in need of emergency care, and what to expect once you arrive at an emergency or 24 hour referral center. Allie’s Pet Project included everything you should include in a pet first aid kit for your home. Stephanie gave us great advice on what personality traits to look for when you go to adopt a dog.

November 8, 2014

October 18, 2014

Greetings From Hong Kong –  Dr. Alane Calahane, Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon and Managing Partner at Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong Skyped from her Hong Kong residence with Dr. T today. She talked about the journey that led her to Hong Kong, and how very similar pet healthcare is between where we are here and there. She also discussed how the Hong Kong people prefer pure bred cats, and brachiocephalic breeds (eg. Pugs, Pekingese, Bull dogs). She represents the future of quality, specialized healthcare in China.

August 30, 2014

Pet Acupuncture Part 2– Dr. T. is joined by Dr Kendra Pope to discuss Pet Acupuncture and the various benefits of acupuncture for your pets.

August 16, 2014

SAVE Animal Rescue“- Dr. T. is joined by Dylan DiMeglio of SAVE Animal Rescue and their use of social media to spread the word of Animal Rescue and encourage adoption.

August 9, 2014

Pet Acupuncture– Join Dr. T and Dr. LoScrundato of NorthStars Vets as they discuss alternative therapies for pain management.  They discuss what acupuncture is and why it is a good alternative for pain in pets.

August 2, 2014

“Pet Diabetes” – Join Dr. T and Dr. Peter Chaptmen from VSEC for a great discussion on pet diabetes and how you can diagnose your dog or cat.  As always, Stephanie Kowalewski from Heavenly Hounds Dog Training talks to us about using key words with your dog and how to train them.

July 26, 2014

“Pet Surgeon”– Join Dr. T and Thomas Monacco, board certified surgeon from North Start Vets as they talk about being a surgeon for pets. Stephanie Kowalewski from Heavenly Hounds Dog Training talks to us about potentially harmful situations when introducing yourself and your child to a new dog.

June 28, 2014

“Summer Eyes”– Join Dr. T and Ophthalmologist Kristina Vygantas in a great discussion about the health of your pets’ eyes. Remember we are live Saturdays from 10am-11am. As always, Stephanie Kowalewski from Heavenly Hounds Dog Training enlightens us with another wonderful insight into pet behavior.

June 21, 2014

“Fetch!”-Join Dr. T and Ed Saxton, General Manager of Fetch! Pet Care servicing Bergin County. As always, Stephanie Kowalewski from Heavenly Hounds Dog Training enlightens us with another wonderful insight into pet behavior.

June 7, 2014

“Summer, Summer, Summertime!” Dr. Marie Holowaychuk talks with Dr. T about the pets you love. Dr. Holowaychuk is a veterinary specialist in emergency and critical care, an accomplished speaker, consultant, researcher and a fellow Canadian. You could say that veterinary medicine is in her genes. She gave us wonderful pointers on Summer hazards and how to avoid them, and how to prepare financially for unexpected emergency visits. Stephanie Kowalewski of Heavenly Hounds Dog Training was Live and gave great advice on how to get your dog to come to you on command.

May 31, 2014

“More Than What the Eye Can See”– Michael Brown, a boarded specialist in ophthalmology celebrated a few firsts on our show Saturday. He was the first repeat guest, and we had some business students visiting in studio for the first time to view all the shows for ideas and pointers for their own upcoming show. Everyone had a great time in the studio  discussing everything and anything about pets. Listen for their show this fall!

May 10, 2014

Twenty 2nd ShowHappy Mother’s Day!” Dr. Tammy Anderson of NorthStar Vets joined Fatima and Dr. T in studio to talk about immune mediate diseases, her passion for fishing and geocaching. And she even was able to tell a great story about her mother! Stephanie Kowalewski of Heavenly Hounds Dog Training discussed the importance of socializing your puppy so that visits to the vets won’t be stressful. Visit

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