About Us

Welcome to Derppets, where expertise meets a passion for pets.

We are John Malone and Ava Smith

Our mission is simple: to share credible, authoritative information within the pet care realm with the help of our exclusive Pet Care Experts Review Panel. At Derppets, we pride ourselves on offering trustworthy advice, carefully curated pet care tips, and intriguing insights into our beloved companions.

Our team delves deep into various facets of pet care, harnessing expertise to ensure the well-being and happiness of your furry family members. Through rigorous research and exploration, we aim to be a beacon of authority in the pet care landscape.

We understand that pets are cherished members of our families, deserving nothing but the best. That’s why we established this platform – to provide not only fun and intriguing facts about pets but also to empower you to make informed decisions when it comes to purchasing pet products online.

At Derppets, we believe in the Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness model, striving to be your reliable source for all things related to pet care. Join us on this journey as we share our knowledge and dedication to ensuring your pets receive the care they deserve.

Pets Deserve The Best, and at Derppets, that’s exactly what we aim to deliver.

John Malone

John Malone
Writer, Editor

Hello, I’m John Malone, known as the veterinarian’s son. My journey revolves around immersing myself in the world of pets, spending my days alongside my veterinarian parents in their clinic, driven by an insatiable passion for animals and an unyielding thirst for knowledge.

Growing up surrounded by pets has been my life’s narrative. From a diverse array of dogs—both pure breeds and delightful mixes—to cats, birds, fish, hamsters, and even welcoming backyard visitors, my love and understanding of animals have flourished.

For over 21 years, I’ve dedicated myself to researching top-tier pet products, guided by the wisdom of my veterinarian parents. This extensive experience has equipped me with a deep understanding of pet essentials, spanning from food and gear to various accessories, ensuring the best for our beloved companions.

My commitment extends beyond research. I’ve shared my insights on pets and their products through comprehensive write-ups, aiming to provide informative and valuable content to pet owners. Additionally, I’ve spent 7 years honing my expertise as both a Guard dog trainer and Service dog trainer, further solidifying my hands-on experience and understanding of our furry friends’ needs.

In everything I do, from my continuous learning journey to my practical experience, I strive to embody the principles of Expertise and Trustworthiness ensuring that every piece of information and recommendation comes from a place of knowledge and dedication to the well-being of our cherished pets.

Ava Smith

Ava Smith
Writer / Design / video

Hello, I’m Ava Smith, and my life has been deeply intertwined with animals from an early age. Growing up on a ranch surrounded by a myriad of pets and farm animals—dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, chickens, cattle, goats, and more—has instilled in me a profound love and understanding of these creatures.

My commitment to animals extends beyond personal experiences. I actively volunteer at various bird and dog rescues, driven by a heartfelt dedication to the well-being of these creatures in need.

While I oversee DerpPets, my passion for animals doesn’t stop there. I dedicate time to caring for my farm animals and engaging in educational initiatives. I find immense joy in educating school children about farm animals and wildlife, sharing my knowledge and fostering a deeper appreciation for these creatures among the younger generation.

In everything I do, from managing DerpPets to volunteering and educational outreach, I prioritize the principles of Expertise and Trustworthiness. My hands-on experiences and ongoing commitment to animal welfare underscore every aspect of my work, ensuring that I provide credible and reliable information to all those who share my passion for animals.

Our Pet Care Experts Review Panel

Introducing our exclusive Pet Care Experts Review Panel, dedicated to ensuring your pet receives top-notch health care advice. We understand the challenges of sifting through online information, which is why we’ve curated a team of leading board-certified veterinary professionals. With a wealth of expertise exceeding decades of specialized knowledge covering cats, dogs, equine care, aquatic animals, farm animals, and exotics, our handpicked experts guarantee well-researched, fact-checked guidance, means each article on Derppets.com is reviewed by these experts. Their ability to convey complex ideas to diverse audiences ensures you receive accurate, trustworthy information for a happy and healthy pet.

🐾 Our Pet Care Experts Review Panel 🐾

 Dr. George Malone (DVM)

Dr. George Malone (DVM): A stalwart in veterinary care with 37+ years of diverse experience spanning beloved pets, exotics, farm animals, and zoo creatures. Not just a practitioner, Malone is an accomplished author, lending insights through articles, books, and manuals. His skill in technical writing and publishing underscores his commitment to sharing knowledge. As an educator, he imparts wisdom in Exotic Pet and Aquatic Animal Medicine to aspiring vets. Beyond his career, he treasures family life as a devoted father to John Malone. His holistic contributions and unwavering dedication to animal welfare make him a revered figure, earning widespread respect and admiration from both colleagues and the community.

Dr. Donna Malone (DVM): A Certified Veterinary Medicine, Journalist, boasts over 32+ years of invaluable experience in the fields of veterinary medicine. Her extensive expertise encompasses various roles, including active engagement as a writer, editor, and consultant. Dr. Malone’s impactful presence resonates through her lectures at esteemed veterinary conferences, where she imparts profound insights gleaned from her rich professional journey. Beyond her stellar career, she finds immense fulfillment in her role as a devoted mother to John Malone, epitomizing compassion both personally and professionally.

Dr. Donna Malone (DVM)
Dr. Daniel Martin (DVM)

Dr. Daniel Martin (DVM): Is a seasoned veterinary expert with 20+ years of dedicated service, specializing as an Aquatic Veterinarian. He serves as a consultant for multiple zoos and aquariums in Montana, expanding beyond traditional roles. Alongside consultations, he contributes his expertise to emergency and specialty veterinary clinics through locum work. Dr. Martin’s proficiency extends broadly, covering diverse realms such as Guard and Service dog training. His unwavering commitment to animal welfare and multifaceted experience solidify him as a versatile and trusted figure in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Robert Brown (DVM): His legacy in veterinary medicine spans five decades, touching diverse realms from hospital corridors caring for zoo, exotic, and farm animals to entrepreneurship in the pet industry. His ownership of stores and technical writing for a major chain showcase his expertise. Beyond personal achievements, he educates future vets, specializing in Exotic Pet and Aquatic Animal Medicine. His clinical skill and exceptional communication elevate his writings, solidifying his authority. Dr. Brown’s tireless dedication shapes veterinary care, leaving an enduring legacy for generations.

Dr. Robert Brown (DVM)
Dr. Amelia White (DVM-MS)

Dr. Amelia White (DVM-MS): Shines as a pinnacle in veterinary care, boasting 17+ years of expertise in small, exotic, and farm animal welfare. With pivotal roles as an Exotic Animal Intern Veterinarian, she collaborates seamlessly in diverse, knowledgeable teams. Beyond clinical prowess, her influence spans advisory boards and executive councils, shaping the future of veterinary medicine. Her commitment to advancing care standards and advocating for practitioners and diverse animals stands as a testament to her inspiring career. Dr. White’s journey is a fusion of passion, skill, and an unwavering dedication to creatures, big and small.

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Note: Information on DerpPets.com isn’t a replacement for advice from your veterinarian or dog trainer; it’s purely for informational purposes.