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Dr. Bernadine Cruz
"America's Pet Pediatrician"

Dr. Bernadine Cruz

Veterinarian and Veterinary Media Consultant

You may have heard Dr. Bernadine Cruz on the radio or seen her on television. She has been on the air as the Veterinary Medical Consultant for Home and Garden Television, host of the highly rated and popular show, "The Pet Doctor" on Pet Life Radio, as well as done educational radio segments for pet owners. In addition to practicing at the Laguna Hills Animal Hospital, in Laguna Hills, California.


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Bernadine has been a very successful contributor to the Orange County NewsChannel's programming for over two years. Her weekly viewer call-in program is an excellent showcase for her command of her professional subject matter as well as her exuberant and effervescent on-camera personality.

- Ed Casaccia, News Director, Orange County Newschannel

Dr. Bernadine Cruz has been the host of “The Pet Doctor” on Pet Life Radio for over the past six years, and has been an integral part of the Pet Life Radio team. “The Pet Doctor” is the #1 rated show on Pet Life Radio, and Dr. Cruz certainly has been one of the reasons Pet Life Radio continues to be successful and is the top-rated radio network around the world.

- Mark Winter, Co-Founder/Executive Producer, Pet Life Radio

Dr. Bernadine has served as a conduit for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for the past 6 years. Her approachable, compassionate style has been instrumental in delivering messages for the AVMA on topics from dog bite prevention to holiday safety precautions for dogs and cats and from external parasites to feline hypertension. When the producers of the Today show approached the AVMA for a veterinarian to assist them with an on air segment on pet first aid, we immediately proffered the name of Dr. Bernadine.

- J.B. Hancock, Director, Communications Division, AVMA

I have had the pleasure to know Dr. Bernadine for over twenty five years and have worked with her previously in various media outlets. Dr. Cruz is professional, well versed in veterinary medicine and very personable on the radio and television. She not only brings professionalism to her work, but is very knowledgeable and able to communicate complex medical conditions to the average pet person.

-Jack L. Stephens, DVM, President, Pets Best Insurance


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  • A Day at the Clinic (August 2012)
  • Marine Mammal Center 2012
  • Halloween 2011
  • Coming Soon

  • Bernadine and Phoebe Rose

    Thinking it a novel idea, literature-loving lap dog Phoebe Rose attended the 16th annual LA Times Festival of Books on May 1, 2011. The largest literary event in the nation, the publication promotion included appearances by celebrities and A-listers from the world of animal welfare.

    Phoebe Rose smiled for the camera with Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM, the host of The Pet Doctor on Pet Life Radio who passes on her knowledge of canine and cat courtship to pet parent in her book, The Secret Sex Life of Dogs and Cats.