About Us

Laci Schaible, DVM

Dr. Laci Schaible – President and Co-founder

Dr. Laci Schaible is a US trained and licensed veterinarian with over 15 years experience in small animal medicine and surgery. She writes for numerous pet publications and enjoys educating pet parents to be the best advocate possible for their pet on her company’s website, VetLIVE.com.

Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
Tulane University: BS in Cell and Molecular Biology and Psychology
Texas A&M: DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
Certified Public Health Veterinarian
Veterinary writer and pet health blogger

Clinical Experience:
Six years of clinical experience in Medicine and Surgery with an exotics and dermatology concentration.  Ran a veterinary hospital shortly after she graduated from Texas A&M.

Why we started VetLIVE

It all started with a limp…

Our sweet and beloved family dog, Madison, developed the slightest limp. With two veterinarians as her parents, Madison was diagnosed with a deadly type of bone cancer in less than 12 hours.

Picture of Madison Schaible

Madison Schaible 1998-2009

Our roles immediately transitioned from care provider to concerned pet owner, as we found ourselves in the waiting room at a premier University hospital. Because of our expertise, we were able to quickly and affordably navigate through the veterinary health system and decide upon a realistic treatment plan focused on Madison’s comfort and happiness, within our financial constraints.

This experience opened our eyes to how overwhelming, confusing, and expensive veterinary medicine can be for pet owners. Your pet can’t talk so all the decisions fall on you…

Should you trust your vet’s recommendations? Which tests should you let your vet run? Are you being overcharged? When is it time to let go?

Six months later we lost Madison, and we realized there is a need for pet owners to have a way to communicate and interact with veterinarians without the drawbacks that are tied to an office visit. You call your vet to ask a question, and are told you have to come in. You chase down your pet, drive there, sign in, wait, and wait some more, all while your pet is stressed out. The doctor comes in, rushes to complete the appointment, and you often don’t understand or recall all the information that you receive. Maybe you had a great experience but think of additional questions after you leave. Not to mention the price tag.

As a family business, we strive to improve your opinion of veterinary medicine. We look forward to serving you, and are committed to make your experience at VetLIVE an exceptional one.

At VetLIVE we offer you the opportunity to ask questions, get a second opinion, or chat live from the comfort of your own home, when you want, all at an affordable price.

We are here to guide you and to educate you to become your pet’s advocate, and help you save money while doing just that.

90% of the time, you will be interacting with the founding vets.  But, all of our veterinarian experts are hand-selected, are real accredited veterinarians with active licenses, and are personally reviewed and rated by real pet owners like you.

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