Meet Dr. Evie and A Special Message on COVID-19 Impact
Shop Small, Shop Local: A Special Message from Dr. Evie: COVID-19 Impact(Updated March 30, 2020)
I have been getting lots of questions about COVID-19 in my personal and professional life, so I wanted to address some of those questions here.
First, I will start with Waggletooth. I am able to run this company from my home, and the warehouse and producers I use in the U.S. are considered "essential." Therefore, we are able to continue to produce and ship all of our Waggletooth products. As many of you know Waggletooth and entrepreneurship are my passions, but my profession is dentistry. However, since the COVID-19 outbreak, the dental office where I practice dentistry has closed, as per the ADA guidance, for the foreseeable future. I do plan to return to dentistry, but right now I am not sure when that might be due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
On a more personal note, our home has also been transformed into a homeschool for our 3 children. Right now in the state of North Carolina this will remain the new normal until mid-May as per the governor.
I know all of you reading this have your own stories about how COVID-19 has impacted your life. I share my personal story, because I believe these stories help bring us together during these uncertain times. Things are changing every day, and sometimes it can really feel like everything is out of your control. In these moments I focus on my faith and family to provide the strength and support I need.
I am grateful for everyone that continues to support my business and my family by shopping and supporting Waggletooth. Please continue to shop Waggletooth.com and supporting this small business. Also, continue to support local businesses in your community. Many independent retailers across the country carry Waggletooth in stores and online. You can find the list on our website, click here. Local businesses provide so much support to the community, so shopping local, especially now, is one of the greatest ways you can support your community.
Also, please spread the word about Waggletooth and other small businesses. It could be on social media, leaving a review, or while having a conversation with a fellow pet lover. Now more than ever we all need a support network from the people and pets in our lives.
Again, things are changing everyday so we will update this message as often as I can. Also, if you do have questions for me, please e-mail me at email@example.com. I will try and get back to you within 48 hours.
Stay well and be safe,
Waggletooth Founder and Dentist
About Dr. Evie
There has always been a dog in Dr. Evie's life. Her first dog, Cherry Coke, was a Boykin Spaniel who lived to be 13 years old! Dr. Evie's Boston Terrier, Louie, was her constant companion through dental school. Now Gryffindor, a 60 pound Sheepadoodle, is the resident fourth child in Dr. Evie's house!
Despite being a dentist, Dr. Evie struggled to find a toothbrush that effectively cleaned her dog's teeth. After an expensive sedation to remove calculus from Louie's teeth, she realized there had to be a better solution. What kind of tool could she create to make cleaning her dog's teeth at home easier? How could she save people money and help them avoid the risks of general anesthesia? This idea sparked a series of trial runs. Eventually, Waggletooth was born. Dr. Evie is confident Waggletooth's sleek and simple design will become a staple in every dog owner's home.Dr. Evie attended the University of Florida for undergrad, followed by the University of Maryland at Baltimore for her DDS. She currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband, three children, and dog Gryffindor. She continues to practice dentistry full-time.