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Episode 82

09 May 2022

written by Cindy Matalucci

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On Todays Episode:

We start our show in studio with Natalie Punt, the creative founder and CEO of mPet, a smart phone app for pet owners to store, manage and transfer their pets’ medical records and health information.

We then head over to Hillcrest to check out Barrel & Board, A Next-Level Cocktail & Food Experience From the creators of Mo’s Universe & Gossip Grill

Natalie Punt:
The Pulse welcomed Natalie Punt CEO & Founder of mPet.

If you are an animal Mom or Pop you need to download this app!

We learn about the app Natalie created which securely stores manages and transfers your pets medical & health records!!

We talk about the app and how it works. If you are a user you simply scan medical records and upload them as PDF files to the app, it is as simple as that!

We also get the scoop on the future of the app and how she is growing her brand!

You can download this app on the app store and on google Play!

The app was developed by SteelKiwi, a software and app developer in Kiev, Ukraine.


Thank god all Steelkiwi employees are safe.

Some of them have managed to relocate from the most dangerous regions to safer ones or to leave the country. We see that most of the teams have settled their working hours and stabilized the working process.  You can donate here to help Ukraine in this trying time! HELP UKRAINE!

About Natalie:

Natalie Punt is a small animal veterinarian residing in San Diego, California. She grew up on a small ranch in the San Joaquin Valley in Northern California where she liked to ride her horses next to the river and surrounding farmland. Natalie attended UC Davis for her undergraduate degree in microbiology and minor in International Relations. Although, she loved animals, she was initially attracted to the biological sciences and after graduating pursued her interest in biochemistry and molecular biology with a Masters degree in biochemistry and oncology at University of Buffalo. After completing her Masters degree she moved to Boston where she worked at Harvard University as a research assistant studying the epigenetics of a pediatric leukemia while pursuing additional courses in biochemistry and genetics at Harvard.

She applied to both PhD programs and veterinary school and after being accepted into schools for both programs- she decided that caring for pets and talking to pet owners about their pets would be a fantastic and fulfilling career choice. Natalie choose to return to California to be closer to family and attended he College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. Here, she was active in the research community and studied the anticancer mechanisms of the Naked Mole Rat resulting in a publication and the first thesis published at WUHS. As a veterinary student, she was NIH scholar twice and selected as a Howard Hughes fellow. After graduation, Natalie pursued an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Iowa State University and a subsequent fellowship in oncology at Kansas State University.

Natalie chose to pursue a career in emergency medicine and started her business, Fidum Veterinary Services to provide speciality hospitals with relief. Since then, she has became licensed in twelve different states and expanded her services to provide consultation to pet health start-ups and veterinary hospitals. She is also the creative founder and CEO of mPet, a smart phone app for pet owners to store, manage and transfer their pets’ medical records and health information.

As an emergency veterinarian, Natalie realized a distinct need for pet owners to manage and transfer their pet’s medical records and health information. Many owners did not know their pet’s medical history or the medications they were taking and used unwieldy folders to store their medical history. Knowing a pet’s medical history when being seen on an emergency basis is critical for developing a diagnostic and treatment plan.

To address this need, Natalie created and developed mPet, a smart phone app for pet owners to store, manage and transfer their pet’s medical records and health information.

It organizes medical records and stores lab work and radiographs. It also provides owners with notifications as to when vaccines and medications are due.

A quality of life journal is built into the app to track a pet’s quality of life such as those undergoing hospice care for cancer or chronic kidney disease. The app is linked to VetSource for ordering medications and diets. mPet is available on the App Store ( and Google Play ( Additional information may be found on the website at

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