Melissa Shapiro, DVM

Melissa Shapiro, DVM, is a small-animal house call veterinarian, author, and speaker. Dr. Shapiro is an outspoken advocate for disabled pets through media appearances, presentations at veterinary and pet care conferences, on her social media platforms, and through her monthly webinar series. 

Dr. Shapiro is the creator and driving force behind the social media phenomenon Piglet, the deaf blind pink puppy. Her nonprofit, Piglet International Inc., implements the Piglet Mindset® Educational Program, an authentic teaching curriculum emphasizing resilience, inclusion, and kindness, in schools globally. Her memoir, Piglet, the unexpected story of a deaf blind pink puppy and his family, and her children’s book, Piglet Comes Home, are available wherever books are sold.

Dr. Shapiro is the owner of the Visiting Vet Service. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Warren Shapiro, Piglet, and his pack of 7 rescued dogs.

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