Science for the Well-Being of All Petkind

Basepaws’ innovative research and products are reinventing what’s possible for proactive pet care. With our groundbreaking science and data at their fingertips, pet parents can make more informed decisions in support of their pets’ health, wellness, and longevity.

Our Steps Along the Way to the Future
History of Basepaws

Our Steps Along the Way to the Future

In 2016, we became pioneers in feline genetics, an historically understudied and underfunded field. Since then, we launched the world’s first at-home oral health test for cats and built the world’s largest feline genomic and oral microbiome database. This work has become the solid foundation upon which we are building our canine research and development program to help even more pet parents and their beloved pet families.

Our history wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Koko, the original Basepaws “Polycat Queen of the Gene” whom we miss dearly. In Koko’s honor, we continue our work to improve the lives of pets everywhere and we’re so glad to have you with us on this journey.

What We’re Here to Do
Mission

What We’re Here to Do

Basepaws’ mission is to provide pet parents with actionable knowledge for making empowered, proactive healthcare decisions. We collaborate with our valued community of pet parents, veterinary professionals, and industry partners on groundbreaking research that supports the development of affordable, easy to use screening tools for the early recognition and treatment of disease. Together, we are ushering in a new era of pet health.

VALUES

The “Why” Behind it All

We are a diverse team of big-hearted thinkers who thrive on connecting and collaborating with others. Our values define a set of beliefs that drive everything we do. Infused with qualities of adaptability and flexibility, they support our growth and enhance our collective ability to support the needs of our community—now and in the many exciting years to come.

Celebrate co-creation

We are a diverse team of big-hearted thinkers who thrive on connecting and collaborating with others. Our values define a set of beliefs that drive everything we do. Infused with qualities of adaptability and flexibility, they support our growth and enhance our collective ability to support the needs of our community—now and in the many exciting years to come.

Advance collaborative science

We believe that our science is strengthened not only by the quality of our data, but also the diverse sources to which we are connected. We address key unmet needs in pet health by tapping into the experience, knowledge, and passion of pet parents, veterinarians, scientists, and pet health professionals. We equally value the diversity of perspectives and contributions that our internal family of employees offer with those of the Basepaws community that we serve—each has a valuable role to play in the advancement and personalization of pet health solutions.

Promote integrity

Basepaws believes that to become a trusted leader in pet health, we must infuse principles of honesty, transparency, and ethical behavior as we conduct our scientific research, work with our partners, and communicate results to diverse audiences. This belief stems from our desire to foster an internal company culture of integrity that values trust building at its core. Individuals and teams are inspired to lead with integrity and feel empowered to provide feedback on how to continually improve the ways in which we operate.

Communicate effectively

To be an effective communicator, one must also be a good listener. Basepaws believes in the continuous improvement of its internal communications, which honors listening and providing different avenues for meaningful feedback, so that we can be responsive to the needs of our customers, investors, and veterinary and pet health industry partners.

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Pet Lovers with a Passion for Science

We are harnessing the power of science to help you know your pet better—inside and out—and provide you with the resources you need to make informed decisions for their health and well-being. We collaborate with talented teams of geneticists, veterinarians, industry professionals, and visionaries so that your pet can live their longest, healthiest, and happiest life.

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Meet the Basepaws Team

Here are the talented people who make the magic happen across our operations.

Anna Skaya
Anna Skaya
CEO
Anna Skaya
Anna Skaya

I was on the founding team of a start-up that sold after 12 months of operation to Groupon for $150M, and as Head of Sales, I made London the top-grossing city for Groupon International in 2010. I took over Groupon Russia in 2011 where as CEO I grew revenues from $900K to $10M in 12 months. As the CEO of Groupon Russia, I had full P&L responsibility and managed 500 people from Moscow to Kiev. I was the first official employee of Groupon UK and came on to drive sales and marketing, yet I have never sold anything before in my life. We became the fastest growing Rocket Internet business, and while my investors are notorious for toughness, I continued to show monthly double-digit growth in both UK and Russia for more than two years. Groupon’s success is legendary (sadly, as is it’s downfall) and being at the frontlines and building the business from the first chair, first sales, and first hire made me resilient, dedicated and laser-focused on growing a sustainable business.

Damian Kao
Damian Kao
COO & Head of Science
Damian Kao
Damian Kao
Yuliana Mihaylova, Ph.D.
Yuliana Mihaylova, Ph.D.
Head of R&D
Yuliana Mihaylova, Ph.D.
Yuliana Mihaylova, Ph.D.
Kash Kuruppu
Kash Kuruppu
Chief Veterinary Officer
Kash Kuruppu
Kash Kuruppu
Julie Yang, Ph.D.
Julie Yang, Ph.D.
Senior R&D Scientist
Julie Yang, Ph.D.
Julie Yang, Ph.D.
Riya Shah
Riya Shah
Molecular Biologist
Riya Shah
Riya Shah
Karen Le
Karen Le
Senior Molecular Biologist
Karen Le
Karen Le
Sean Nisperos
Sean Nisperos
Senior Molecular Biologist
Sean Nisperos
Sean Nisperos
Carolina Gonzalez
Carolina Gonzalez
R&D Coordinator
Carolina Gonzalez
Carolina Gonzalez
Rowyn Rose
Rowyn Rose
Science Communications Specialist
Rowyn Rose
Rowyn Rose
Kristin Wuhrman
Kristin Wuhrman
EVP, Strategy & Business Development
Kristin Wuhrman
Kristin Wuhrman
Warren Rickard
Warren Rickard
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Warren Rickard
Warren Rickard
Taryn Eliel
Taryn Eliel
Customer Service Manager
Taryn Eliel
Taryn Eliel
Anya Ryan
Anya Ryan
CMO
Anya Ryan
Anya Ryan
Daria Korableva
Daria Korableva
Head of Product Marketing
Daria Korableva
Daria Korableva
Kacey Jay
Kacey Jay
Social Media & Community Manager
Kacey Jay
Kacey Jay
Paolo Bondi
Paolo Bondi
Frontend Engineer
Paolo Bondi
Paolo Bondi
Massimiliano Regis
Massimiliano Regis
Technical Project Manager
Massimiliano Regis
Massimiliano Regis

Our Advisors

We’re grateful for our team of trusted advisors who hail from various areas of business development, technology, veterinary care, and research to help us implement our vision of co-creating a better future for pets everywhere.

Kevin O’Leary
Kevin O’Leary
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Kevin O’Leary
Kevin O’Leary

Kevin O’Leary, AKA "Mr. Wonderful", is well known for his audacious role on ABC's reality TV show Shark Tank, however his history within the business sector has earned him the right to have such a brazen voice in the show. He is the author of several best selling books on financial literacy and also has his own wine label. Like money and wine, Kevin thinks cats make people smile and is a big advocate for the future of animal health.

Dr. Ernie Ward
Dr. Ernie Ward
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Dr. Ernie Ward
Dr. Ernie Ward

Ernie Ward is "America's Pet Advocate", and an internationally recognized veterinarian known for his innovations in small animal practice, nutrition and pet obesity. He established the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention in 2005. He is a popular lecturer, author and media personality, featured on the Rachael Ray Show, Animal Planet, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and more.

Wendy Diamond
Wendy Diamond
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Wendy Diamond
Wendy Diamond

Wendy is an internationally renowned humanitarian, impact investor, best-selling author, TV personality and animal advocate. She has advocated for animal welfare on Oprah, The Today Show, NYTimes, and Forbes. She has been the keynote speaker at the UN and at Harvard, and sits on the board of the Humane Society of New York. Wendy’s passion for animal health and wellbeing is infectious!

Bruce L. Truman, MBA
Bruce L. Truman, MBA
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Bruce L. Truman, MBA
Bruce L. Truman, MBA

Bruce is a pet technology business executive with expertise in business development, companion animal healthcare informatics, companion animal virtual care, e-commerce and emerging digital technologies. His background includes experience in the marketing and sales management of veterinary and OTC animal health products and commercialization of SaaS platforms.

Brian Donnelly
Brian Donnelly
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Brian Donnelly
Brian Donnelly

Brian is currently the Senior Vice President & General Manager, International and AncestryDNA at Ancestry with a background in pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, diagnostics, and life sciences. When he was younger he really wanted a dog, but his parents got him a goldfish instead. He named it Dog, loved it dearly, and continues to be an advocate of all pets - paws, fins, and everything in between.

Dr. Jan Bellows
Dr. Jan Bellows
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Dr. Jan Bellows
Dr. Jan Bellows

Dr. Jan Bellows is one of 190 Board Certified Veterinary Dentists in the United States. He is the past president of the American Veterinary Dental College, the Veterinary Dental Forum, and the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry. He was also chosen as one of the dental experts to formulate AAHA’s Small Animal Dental Guidelines. Dr. Bellows’ veterinary dentistry accomplishments include authoring four dental texts, including Feline Dentistry.

Jason Meltzer
Jason Meltzer
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Jason Meltzer
Jason Meltzer

Jason is a lifelong animal lover and a dog owner. He is a proud co-founder of Wag!, the largest dog walking platform in the world. A pet-tech expert with over a decade of experience in the sector, Jason is a world-class entrepreneur with a passion for making a world purrfect for our pets.

Nathan Price, Ph.D.
Nathan Price, Ph.D.
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Nathan Price, Ph.D.
Nathan Price, Ph.D.

Dr. Nathan Price is a professor at the Institute for Systems Biology, and founder of many startups. He is an advisor for Roche, Providence St. Joseph Health, and Mexico's National Institute for Genomic Medicine, to name a few. He has published over 150 scientific papers and given 180+ talks. He is a total cat guy.

Veterinary Advisory Board

Our dynamic group of veterinary advisors includes industry leaders with over 20 decades of combined experience in product development and formulation, clinical care, and pet health research.

Kerri Marshall
Kerri Marshall
DVM, MBA
Kerri Marshall
Kerri Marshall
Jan Bellows
Jan Bellows
DVM, DAVDC, DBVP, FAVD
Jan Bellows
Jan Bellows
Heidi Lobprise
Heidi Lobprise
DVM, DAVDC
Heidi Lobprise
Heidi Lobprise
Liz Bales
Liz Bales
VMD
Liz Bales
Liz Bales
Aaron Smiley
Aaron Smiley
DVM
Aaron Smiley
Aaron Smiley
Jane Brunt
Jane Brunt
DVM
Jane Brunt
Jane Brunt
Ernie Ward
Ernie Ward
DVM, CVFT
Ernie Ward
Ernie Ward
Ginger Templeton
Ginger Templeton
DVM, MS, VHS
Ginger Templeton
Ginger Templeton
Ellen Carozza
Ellen Carozza
LVT
Ellen Carozza
Ellen Carozza
Laci Schaible
Laci Schaible
DVM, MSL, CVJ
Laci Schaible
Laci Schaible
David Driscoll
David Driscoll
DVM
David Driscoll
David Driscoll
Cody Creelman
Cody Creelman
DVM
Cody Creelman
Cody Creelman
David H. Wright
David H. Wright
DVM
David H. Wright
David H. Wright
Matthew McGlasson
Matthew McGlasson
DVM, CVPM
Matthew McGlasson
Matthew McGlasson
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