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.

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Meet The Host and Producer

Dr. T(Host) Dr. 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.

 

041916_WRRC_013(Co-host/Producer) Jacky Segovia is majoring in Digital Media: TV, Radio and Film. She is excited to be part of The Bronc’s family and to learn from its innovative team. Besides Digital Media, Jacky loves people and to learn about their stories, she believes everyone has something amazing to share with the world and she hopes to work in merging both, technology and people’s stories, to create inspiring, relevant and cutting edge content across media platforms. Jacky also loves food and to try different cuisines, but her most favorite activity of all is dancing and listening to music.

September 17, 2016 – Melissa Conley from Westfield Veterinary Group joined us in studio today!
September 17, 2016 – Melissa Conley from Westfield Veterinary Group joined us in studio today!
September 10, 2016 – Check out Dr. T and Dr. Justine Lee joining us via Skype from Saint Paul, Minnesota.
September 10, 2016 – Check out Dr. T and Dr. Justine Lee joining us via Skype from Saint Paul, Minnesota.
August 27, 2016 – Dr. T is joined in studio by Dr. John Lewis of NorthStar Vets.
August 27, 2016 – Dr. T is joined in studio by Dr. John Lewis of NorthStar Vets.

Dr. John Lewis, head of the department of dentistry at NorthStar Vets visited us in studio today sharing his best expertise and knowledge about veterinary dentistry.

August 20, 2016 – Dr. T and Jacki Skole in our studio.
August 20, 2016 – Dr. T and Jacki Skole in our studio.

Dr. T spoke to Jacki Skole about the research findings portrayed in her book “Dogland, A Journey to the Heart of America’s Dog Problem.”

August 13, 2016 – Dr. T joined by Dr. Brady Beale, Veterinary Ophthalmologist at U Penn, in our studio.
August 13, 2016 – Dr. T joined by Dr. Brady Beale, Veterinary Ophthalmologist at U Penn, in our studio.
August 06, 2016 – Dr. T and Dr. Garret Pachtinger
August 06, 2016 – Dr. T and Dr. Garret Pachtinger

Dr. T is joined by Dr. Garret Pachtinger, Co-founder and COO of VETgirl, Veterinary Trauma Director at VSEC and House Officer Director for BluePearl.

July 30, 2016 – Dr. T and Veterinary Ophthalmologist Dr. Kristina Vygantas with her children!
July 30, 2016 – Dr. T and Veterinary Ophthalmologist Dr. Kristina Vygantas with her children!

Dr. Kristina Vygantas of NorthStar Vets joined us at the Terhune Orchards’ “Just Peachy Festival.” We broadcasted LIVE and got to discuss about pet’s vision, signs to look out for and all the different vision related health issues that affect dogs and cats.

July 23rd, 2016 – Dr. T is joined by Skip’s for Dogs owners John and Kylee Formento.
July 23rd, 2016 – Dr. T is joined by Skip’s for Dogs owners John and Kylee Formento.

Today’s discussion is about John and Kylee’s mission to bring more toys to more dogs as they donate a toy to a dog in need at a local shelter or rescue through their company Skip’s for Dogs.

July 16, 2016 – Dr. T is joined by Jennifer Durn of Hope Veterinary Specialists live at the Garden State Cat Expo
July 16, 2016 – Dr. T is joined by Jennifer Durn of Hope Veterinary Specialists live at the Garden State Cat Expo

Today’s discussion was about the field of Veterinary Social Work and the importance of the emotional support available to pet owners facing trauma or loss.

July 09, 2016 – Dr. Jennifer Kim of NorthStar VETS and Dr. T LIVE from the Trenton Farmers’ Market
July 09, 2016 – Dr. Jennifer Kim of NorthStar VETS and Dr. T LIVE from the Trenton Farmers’ Market

Broadcasting LIVE from Trenton Farmers’ Market Dr. T and Dr. Jennifer Kim of NorthStar VETS talk about oncology, cancer, treatments and more!

May 11, 2016 – Marjy Wienkop of On the Edge Feline Behavior and Training and Dr. T broadcasting LIVE from our studio
May 11, 2016 – Marjy Wienkop of On the Edge Feline Behavior and Training and Dr. T broadcasting LIVE from our studio

Marjy Wienkop of On the Edge Feline Behavior and Training and Dr. T broadcasting LIVE from our studio

May 07, 2016 – Dr. Ian Spiegel, Veterinary Dermatologist and Dr. T broadcasting LIVE from our studio.
May 07, 2016 – Dr. Ian Spiegel, Veterinary Dermatologist and Dr. T broadcasting LIVE from our studio.

Dr. T is joined by Dr. Ian Spiegel of Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center.

April 23, 2016 – Dr. Marie Holowaychuck joined us from Calgary, Canada.
April 23, 2016 – Dr. Marie Holowaychuck joined us from Calgary, Canada.

Dr. T is joined by Dr. Marie Holowaychuck of Critical Vet Care.

February 27, 2016 – Dr. Lisa Fink comes to visit!
February 27, 2016 – Dr. Lisa Fink comes to visit!

Dr. T is joined by Dr. Lisa Fink of Cornell University Veterinary Specialists

Dr. Tommy Monaco comes to visit!
Dr. Tommy Monaco comes to visit!

Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Tommy Monaco of Katonah Bedfield Veterinary Services!

Chantal Cartier, Lyn Robinson, and Stephanie Kowalewski come to visit!
Chantal Cartier, Lyn Robinson, and Stephanie Kowalewski come to visit!

Dr. T. with Chantal Cartier of Maverick Pet Partner, Lyn Robinson of Live and Learn Dogs and Heavenly Hounds Dog Training, and Stephanie Kowalewski, the owner of Heavenly Hounds Dog Training!

Chantal Cartier and Lyn Robinson come to visit!
Chantal Cartier and Lyn Robinson come to visit!

Dr. T. with Chantal Cartier of Maverick Pet Partners and Lyn Robinson of Live and Learn Dogs and Heavenly Hounds Dog Training!

Dr. Georgia Arvanitis comes to visit!
Dr. Georgia Arvanitis comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Dr. Georgia Arvanitis, the Vice President of The Easel Animal Rescue League!

Dr. Peter Chapman comes to visit!
Dr. Peter Chapman comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Dr. Peter Chapman of V-Sec!

Rob Gillette Comes to Visit!
Rob Gillette Comes to Visit!

Dr. T. with Rob Gillette of Red Bank Veterinary Hospital!

Dr. Sarah Boston visits via Skype!
Dr. Sarah Boston visits via Skype!

Dr. T. with Dr. Sarah Boston, writer of her memoir Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved my Life. You can find Lucky Dog on Amazon.

November 7th, 2015 – Clarissa Lyon of Merial Field Veterinary Services comes to visit!
November 7th, 2015 – Clarissa Lyon of Merial Field Veterinary Services comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Clarissa Lyon of Merial Field Veterinary Services!

Jennifer Kim of NorthStar Vets comes to visit!
Jennifer Kim of NorthStar Vets comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Oncologist Jennifer Kim of NorthStar Vets!

Your Pet Matters Live at the Hamilton Area’s YMCA’s Run to Raise!
Your Pet Matters Live at the Hamilton Area’s YMCA’s Run to Raise!

Dr. T. and Matt with the CEO of the Hamilton Area’s YMCA discussing the future of the Run to Raise 5K!

Your Pet Matters Live at the Hamilton Area’s YMCA’s Run to Raise!
Your Pet Matters Live at the Hamilton Area’s YMCA’s Run to Raise!

Dr. T. with Stephanie Kowalewski of Heavenly Hounds Dog Training in Lawrenceville!

Molly Sumner of Kindred Companions LLC comes to visit!
Molly Sumner of Kindred Companions LLC comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Molly Sumner of Kindred Companions LLC and Yellow Dog Pet Supply!

The Dog Trainers, Stephanie and Adrienne, Come to Visit!
The Dog Trainers, Stephanie and Adrienne, Come to Visit!

Dr. T. with Stephanie Kowalewski of Heavenly Hounds Dog Training in Lawrenceville and Adrienne Carson of Live and Learn Dogs!

Live from Heavenly Hounds Dog Training!
Live from Heavenly Hounds Dog Training!

Your Pet Matters was LIVE from Heavenly Hounds Dog Training in Lawrenceville!

Stephanie and Chantal come to visit!!
Stephanie and Chantal come to visit!!

Dr. T. with Stephanie of Heavenly Hounds Dog Training in Lawrence and Chantal of Maverick Pet Partners

August 8, 2015 – Ernie Katris of Elive Pet Products comes to visit!
August 8, 2015 – Ernie Katris of Elive Pet Products comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Ernie Katris of Elive Pet Products via Skype!

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital At Home Care Team comes to visit!
Red Bank Veterinary Hospital At Home Care Team comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Dr. Avery, Dr. Smith, and Technician Lauren of Red Bank Veterinary Hospital!

July 18, 2015 – Dr. Andrea Caniglia of CARE comes to visit!
July 18, 2015 – Dr. Andrea Caniglia of CARE comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Dr. Andrea Caniglia, the veterinary anesthesiologist at CARE, the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services!

Dr. Ira Gordon of The Oncology Service comes to visit!
Dr. Ira Gordon of The Oncology Service comes to visit!

Dr. T. with Dr. Ira Gordon, a veterinary radiation oncologist with The Oncology Service.

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!

March 05, 2016 – Your Pet Matters visits The Philadelphia Flower Show
March 05, 2016 – Your Pet Matters visits The Philadelphia Flower Show

Your Pet Matters set up at The Philadelphia Flower Show.

March 05, 2016 – Your Pet Matters visits The Philadelphia Flower Show
March 05, 2016 – Your Pet Matters visits The Philadelphia Flower Show

Trish and Kurt Baker with their dogs!

March 05, 2016 – Your Pet Matters visits The Philadelphia Flower Show
March 05, 2016 – Your Pet Matters visits The Philadelphia Flower Show

Dr. T gets a kiss!

March 05, 2016 – Your Pet Matters visits The Philadelphia Flower Show
March 05, 2016 – Your Pet Matters visits The Philadelphia Flower Show

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

March 05, 2016 – Your Pet Matters visits The Philadelphia Flower Show
March 05, 2016 – Your Pet Matters visits The Philadelphia Flower Show

Dr. T., Matt, and Trish and Kurt Baker with their dogs 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!

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Audio Archives

September 24, 2016

Dr. Amanda Landis-Hanna talks about Voyce and the latest technology in pet health monitoring!– Dr. T. spoke to Dr. Amanda Landis-Hanna, Medical Director at Voyce. She shared the latest technology and how using non-invasive sensors and exclusive patented technology, the Voyce Health Monitor gathers vital health information about your dog.

September 17, 2016

Melissa Conley, vet technician at Westfield Vet Group joined us in studio today!– Dr. T. spoke to Melissa Conley, Vet Technician at Westfield Veterinary Group and Wellness Center about her field of work, fall preventives, pet insurance and more!

September 10, 2016

Pet Critical Care and Toxicology with Dr. Justine Lee.– Dr. T. spoke to Dr. Justine Lee, CEO of VETgirl, Critical Care Specialist and Toxicologist, about fall toxins and things to keep in mind this fall season.

August 27, 2016

Veterinary Dentistry with Dr. John Lewis– Dr. T. spoke to Dr. John Lewis, head of the department of dentistry at NorthStar Vets, about the importance to keep on check your pet’s dental hygiene and how our pets can catch dental issues like gums disease, an abscess,  gingivitis, and more. Don’t forget to brush your pets’ teeth at least once a day!

August 20, 2016

Jacki Skole, award-winning journalist and author of “Dogland, A Journey to the Heart of America’s Dog Problem” joined us today. – Dr. T. spoke to Jacki Skole, award-winning journalist, adjunct professor and author, about  her book and research findings of America’s dog problem. 

August 13, 2016

Veterinary Ophthalmology with Dr. Brady Beale– Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Brady Beale, Veterinary Ophthalmologist at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to talk about your pet’s eyes, vision, symptoms to look for and the medical approach to any vision related issue.

August 06, 2016

Helping your pet remain safe in the summer with Dr. Garret Pachtinger– Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Garret Pachtinger, Veterinary Trauma Medical Director at VSEC, to talk about safety tips for the summer months to keep your pet protected while enjoying the hot summer months. 

July 30, 2016

LIVE from Terhune Orchards “Just Peachy Festival” with Veterinary Ophthalmologist Dr. Kristina Vygantas– Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Kristina Vygantas,  Veterinary Ophthalmologist at NorthStar Vets, to talk about your pets’ eyes, how to take care of them and the signs to look out for in case of vision related to heath issues. Dr. Vygantas has also operated in horses and tigers!

July 23, 2016

Skip’s for Dogs’ owners John and Kylee Formento join Dr. T in the studio.– Dr. T. is joined by John and Kylee Formento, together they created Skip’s for Dogs with a mission to donate a toy to a dog in need at a local rescue or shelter per toy sold.

July 16, 2016

LIVE from the Garden State Cat Expo in Somerset, N.J.– Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Jennifer Durn of Hope Veterinary Specialists to talk about Veterinary Social Workers like herself and the emotional support available to pet owners in times of trauma and loss.

July 09, 2016

LIVE from the Trenton Farmers’ Market– Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Jennifer Kim, veterinary Oncologist of NorthStar VETS to talk about pet cancer diagnosis, approach and treatment from the Trenton Farmers Market in Lawrence Township.

June 25, 2016

Summer heat stroke prevention with Dr. Lawren Durocher– Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Lawren Durocher of Red Bank Veterinary Hospital to talk about all things summer and to share the best advise of how to enjoy the hot weather while keeping your pets safe from heat strokes and many other issues related to the high heat outside.

June 18, 2016

[ENCORE] Poop, parasites and gastrointestinal health.– Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Clarissa Lyon to talk about the most common parasites in dogs and cats, forms of prevention and how to address gastrointestinal issues that may be affecting your pet’s well-being.

June 11, 2016

Feline Behavior and Training with Marjy Wienkop– Dr. T. is joined by Marjy Wienkop of On the Edge Feline Behavior and Training to talk about the ways cats are trained using integrated therapy, reiki and more.

June 04, 2016

Poop, parasites and gastrointestinal health.– Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Clarissa Lyon to talk about the most common parasites in dogs and cats, forms of prevention and how to address gastrointestinal issues that may be affecting your pet’s well-being.

May 21, 2016

LIVE from Miki and Friends 5k Walk and run for A.I.R. – Dr. T. is joined by Dr. Katie Parker of Twin Rivers Animal Hospital, Shauna Moses, member of the board of trustees at A.I.R., Kurt Baker, founder of A.I.R., and Nicole Lorenzetti of Heavenly Hounds Dog Training to talk about today’s event and the importance of mental health, their stories, expertise and some good pet training advice.

May 07, 2016

Veterinary Dermatology with Dr. Ian Spiegel– Dr. T. is joined by Veterinary Dermatologist Dr. Ian Spiegel of  Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center to discuss the symptoms you should look for when your pet’s is experiencing dermatological trouble and the best course of action to take care of it.  

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