We are all dedicated pet parents. Like you, we want healthy, happy lives for our whiskered children. We created whiskerDocs to help pets and pet parents when it is needed most. Our service isn’t designed to replace your existing relationship with your vet, but as a 24/7 support that you can always reach. We are here for those "what-if” scenarios that inevitably happen. We strive to better the life of every pet: every day, every hour, and every minute.
The Lion's Den
In the Lion’s Den, we know how much better the world is with healthy, happy pets in our lives. Making sure we're always there to help is our mission, and loving what we do comes naturally!
Deb Leon, CEO, Co-Founder / Alpha Female
Prior to co-founding whiskerDocs®, Deb Leon had launched an enterprise scale health services call center that provided support to families 24 hours a day as they attempted to navigate the complexities of the healthcare system.
Health Contact Partners served over 7 million people in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with its foundational service being MyNurse 24/7™, a 24 hour a day Decision Support service that helped its members decide the best action to take on behalf of their families. Their staff of over 200 specialists included registered and licensed Nurses, social workers, benefit consultants, telemonitoring and customers service agents.
In 2008, Health Contact Partners was purchased by one of its client companies, leaving time for Deb and her family to make their next commitment to families, by offering the same support to pet parents.
"It was exciting to be the first company to offer instant access to veterinary experts via phone, live chat, mobile messaging and email,” says Ms. Leon. “We knew that so many issues happen with our pets after hours, in the 100 plus hours per week that most veterinary offices are closed. And that created a problem. Our own cats, for example, always seemed to have issues when our veterinarian’s office was closed or right as we were walking out the door to go to work. We desperately needed someone to call that could help us figure out what to do."
Trevor Page, Co-Founder Emeritus / Top Dog
Prior to co-founding and earning his Top Dog title at whiskerDocs, Trevor first realized his passion for real-time access to health support while working at Health Contact Partners (HCP).
Before his passing in May of 2020, Trevor said, "Being able to reach a nurse on demand, 24/7, was a life changing experience. I loved that what we did at HCP made such a huge difference. We even saved an 8 year old boy’s life. It doesn’t get any better than that. At that time, it took real innovation to do what we did. Today, we are still innovating with technology. Today, you can LITERALLY have that same access in the palm of your hands, no matter where you are or when you need it, and connect to someone in seconds.”
Continuing with that excitement and commitment to excellence, Trevor gained additional success working for and consulting for various multinational wellness companies. His experience, coupled with his love for animals, inspired Trevor and Deb Leon to create whiskerDocs.
Trevor believed that whiskerDocs represents the innovation animal health desperately needs. Seeking quality care for our personal health has become easy, but for our pets? "We've brought the same stringent standards Deb and I learned in human healthcare over to animal health. After all, our pets ARE our family and we all care deeply about what’s best for them. The good news is that we can bring what we learned about best practices in human health and bring those standards to the care of our beloved pets. Change is going to happen in pet care. We hope to make that process easier for not only the pet parent, but our medical professionals as well."
Trevor's precious Goldendoodle, Rusko, was his child and lives on to remind all of us the importance of our vision. Knowing that countless others feel the same about their furrier family members makes everything worthwhile. “It's time to give our pets the same quality care we would give our kids. If I can help bring this to the world, my life has been a huge success."