Missy Schrott Boylan

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Missy Schrott is an award-winning journalist with five years of experience writing about and photographing pets.


  • Five years of professional journalism experience and three years as lead editor of a newsroom
  • Recipient of three Virginia Press Association awards for feature writing, business writing, and portrait photography
  • Published in Alexandria Times, Apartment Therapy, The Canine Review, and Child Welfare Information Gateway


After spending three years leading the newsroom of a local newspaper as editor, Missy continues her career as a writer and editor by writing about child welfare as a government contractor and writing about pets for online publications as a freelancer.


University of Richmond, B.A. in Journalism, English, and Music

Expertise: Pets, News
Education: University of Richmond
Location: Ashburn, Virginia

About The Spruce Pets

The Spruce Pets, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of pets website offering practical, real-life tips and training advice to help you care for your pet. The Spruce Pets reaches 10 million people each month. Learn more about us, our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy veterinarian advice.

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