Writer, editor, and pet expert Jackie Brown has spent more than 25 years following her passion for animals. She is a regular contributor to numerous pet and veterinary industry books, magazines and websites.
Jackie has an extensive background in dogs and cats, particularly in purebred dogs and pedigreed cats, and is passionate about all pet topics, including veterinary and health topics, general care, nutrition, grooming, behavior, training, rescue and animal welfare, lifestyle, breeding and showing (cats as well as dogs), dog sports and activities, and the human-animal bond.
- More than 25 years in the veterinary industry
- Nearly 20 years in the pet publishing industry
- Contributing writer for National Geographic’s Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness: The Veterinarian's Approach to At-Home Animal Care (National Geographic, 2019)
- Author of the book It’s Raining Cats and Dogs: Making Sense of Animal Phrases (Lumina Press, 2006)
Prior to starting her career in pet publishing, Jackie spent eight years working in veterinary hospitals where she assisted veterinarians as they treated dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, birds and one memorable lion cub.
Over the course of her editing career, Jackie oversaw many leading pet magazines, including Dog World, Natural Dog, Puppies 101, Kittens 101, Dogs USA, Cats Magazine, Rescue Proud, Dogs for Kids, the Popular Dogs Seriesand the Popular Cats Series. She was instrumental in the launch of several new pet magazines, including Rescue Proud, a title devoted to assisting homeless animals and the people who care for them.
Today, Jackie continues to write pets content for The Spruce Pets, as well as for other publications.
Awards and Publications
Rescue Proud was named one of the “Hottest Launches of the Year” by Dr. Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni, director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi.
Jackie was contributing writer of National Geographic’s Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness: The Veterinarian's Approach to At-Home Animal Care (April 2019) and author of the book It’s Raining Cats and Dogs: Making Sense of Animal Phrases (Lumina Press, 2006).
Jackie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine.
About The Spruce
The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.
For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.