The Forever Dog

Dr. Karen Shaw Becker ('97)
She’s the world’s most followed veterinarian on social media. At last count, more than 2.2 million animal lovers around the world follow Karen Shaw Becker on Facebook. Becker also consults for a variety of health and wellness companies and has created the largest pet wellness website. In her spare time, she enjoys formulating fresh pet food recipes for transparent, ethical pet food companies, while developing pet health products to improve the wellbeing of companion animals. Oh, and she’s also the co-author of The Forever Dog, a how-to book that vaulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. It is the first dog health book ever it hit number one. “I was looking for a platform to provide free resources and tips for people to provide better care for companion animals,” Becker said. “Pet lovers are desperate for information on how to make better choices and not have regrets. If social media was the place where I could reach more people than I could in a clinic, then I decided that is what I should be doing.”