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Wamiz, Europe's number 1 pet website

Our mission

What we do: Accompany pet owners and animal lovers. With our adoption profiles, breed sheets, name lists, our advice about behaviour, training, health, nutrition, and much more, Wamiz is here to guide you throughout the life journey of your furry friend.

How do we do this: Through expert advice, tools (guides, breed sheets, tests), news (events, new laws, animal causes, incredible stories…)

Why do we do it so well: 10 years of experience, a team of thirty passionate employees, a solid network of experts in the industry and partnerships with key players in the sector. 

Wamiz in a few figures

• 6 countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Poland
• 9 million unique visitors / month
• 30 million page views all websites combined / month
• 30 passionate animal lovers and a few pet owners who make up the Wamiz team 
• 10 years of passion

Our story

Two childhood friends who got together to create Wamiz: Adrien Magdelaine and Adrien Ducousset. Their entrepreneurial personalities led them to work together. A first time in 1999 while launching a start-up and the second time in 2009 when they created Wamiz. Their first name isn’t the only thing they have in common: they are both passionate about entrepreneurship and pets.

Adrien Ducousset
Since his childhood, he has always been surrounded by dogs. Adrien created his first company at the age of 20 with Adrien Magdelaine. Then, he worked for Lagardère Publicity for seven years. He was first part of the TV (broadcast) department and then became Assistant commercial director. He decided to leave Lagardère and team up with his childhood friend, to start the Wamiz adventure.

Adrien Magdelaine
Serial entrepreneur for almost 20 years, Adrien is a huge fan of cats. He started several financial and real estate start-ups before creating Wamiz with his childhood friend.  

Our values

Engagement

• Animal welfare: we are involved in important events. Wamiz supports many initiatives to promote animal welfare. Wamiz is not just a media, it is also an actor.
• Pets at work: pets have many benefits for humans. And because we believe in this, team members come with their dogs to the office. Wamiz is also part of the Pets at Work Alliance and supports all initiatives that promote the place of animals in our society.


Expertise

All of the advice you will find on Wamiz has been written or verified by our network of experts: veterinarians, behaviourists, experienced writers, etc… A wealth of information allows users to find ANYTHING on Wamiz, to help them take care of their pets.

Emotion

At Wamiz, our mission is to offer entertaining content, whether fun or emotional, about pets. We thus create diverse content: animal stories, rescues, unusual anecdotes… to entertain, surprise or move animal lovers and awaken genuine emotions.

Our Experts

Pete Wedderburn
Dr. Pete Wedderburn, BVM&S CertVR MRCVS: Dr Pete Wedderburn is a veterinary surgeon with more than 30 years of experience and a prolific writer on animal health. Better known as ‘Pete The Vet’, his work has been featured in both local and national media in the UK and Ireland (BBC, The Telegraph, The Evening Herald). Read more
Dr. Jo De Klerk
Dr Jo de Klerk, BVetMed (Hons) MScTAH MRCVS: Dr Jo de Klerk is a veterinarian who graduated from the prestigious Royal Veterinary College in 2014. Alongside her clinical work, she enjoys writing animal and veterinary science-related articles and books. Her writing career started with her popular Harper Collins book series, 'Tales from a Young Vet' and 'Tales from a Wild Vet' which followed her television debut in BBC 2's 'Young Vets'. Read more
Dr. Hester Mulhall
Dr Hester Mulhall MA, VetMB, MRCVS: Hetty is a vet and science writer. She qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2017, and also has a 1 st class degree in Natural Sciences (Zoology and Human Psychology). Hetty has worked in practice – performing surgery and treating pets as well as sheep, goats and even alpacas. Read more
Dr. Holly Graham
Dr Holly Graham BVMedSci BVMBVS MRCVS: Dr Holly Graham graduated from the University of Nottingham and has been working as a first opinion small animal veterinarian in the North of England for 3 years. She is a locum vet, which means that she works at a range of different practices, treating anything from dogs and cats to tiny hamsters and mice. Read more
Dr. Alice Watson
Dr Alice Watson MA VetMB MRCVS: Dr Alice Watson graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2017 and has 3 years of experience as a veterinary surgeon treating small animals (dogs, cats and other domestic pets). Alice has authored three scientific papers. Read more
Dr. Katy Ellison
Dr. Katy Ellison MA VetMB MRCVS: Dr Katy Ellison graduated from the University of Cambridge veterinary school in 1999 and has over twenty years’ experience working in veterinary practice in the UK. Katy writes on a wide range of veterinary topics and her articles are regularly published in local newspapers and regional magazines. Read more
Dr. Liz Barton
Dr. Liz Barton MA, VetMB, MRCVS: Dr. Liz Barton qualified in 2004 from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Barton is also passionate about supporting the people in this caring profession, and has written extensively about wellbeing and supporting families. She was elected onto the board of the Society of Practicing Veterinary Surgeons in 2019 to co-ordinate the national vet wellbeing awards. Read more  
Dr. Karen Ingleby
Dr Karen Ingleby BVetMed MRCVS: Dr Karen Ingleby is a veterinary surgeon with more than 15 years of experience. She has worked in the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand covering all different species including buffalo and giraffe! She has recently been working in the pharmaceutical industry providing training and help to owners and vets and now is an independent consultant working with all areas of the veterinary industry. Read more
Dr. Laura Harvey
Dr. Laura Harvey BVetMed GPCert (WVA&CPM) MRCVS: Dr Laura Harvey graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2010. Laura’s main interests are pain management and surgery; she has completed her GP Certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and chronic pain management and is now studying towards her Pg Certificate in small animal surgery. Read more
Dr. Stephanie Holmes
Dr. Stephanie Holmes BVetMed BSAVA PGCertSAECC MRCVS: Dr. Stephanie Holmes qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 2006. Initially spending time in mixed animal practice in Kent, she decided to concentrate her work on small animal medicine and surgery in 2008 and has worked in first opinion practice in and around Yorkshire, England since. Read more
Dr. Helen Donald
Dr. Helen Donald BA BVetMed MBA MSc MRCVS: Dr. Helen Donald is a small animal and wildlife veterinarian who began her working career as a management consultant, freelance writer and habitual adopter of rescued dogs before retraining as a veterinarian in 2008. Since then Helen has worked in small animal practice with particular interests in feline medicine, pet behaviour and wildlife. Read more  
Dr. Laura Waring
Dr. Laura Waring BVetMed MRCVS: Dr. Laura Waring has been in clinical practice for over 10 years. She has published research on wildlife during the course of her studies and won the Morris animal foundation wildlife second prize and the Royal Veterinary college prize for epidemiology. Read more
Karen Wild
Karen Wild, CCAB Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist: Karen Wild is a Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Dog Trainer with over 20 years experience of working with family pets. She is a bestselling author of five books on pet behaviour and training, including ‘Being a Dog’, ‘What your Dog Wants’, ’21 Days to the Perfect Dog’ and ‘The Purrfect/Pawfect Guide to Thinking Like a Dog/Cat’ co-authored with well-known TV Vet Dr Emma Milne. Read more

Our Editorial Team 

Emilie Heyl: Emilie is the UK country manager at Wamiz. Born in Southampton, she came to Paris to study communications and journalism. Emilie oversees the editorial development of Wamiz UK, Europe’s leading website on pets, and manages a team of writers and contributors. She is a foster family for cats and has been voted best pet sitter in the office.

Justine Seraphin: Justine is a Content Writer and Community Manager for Wamiz UK. After graduating from Anglia Ruskin University with an Animal Behaviour and Welfare degree, she went to save cheetahs in Namibia and then elephant seals in California. Now she likes to write stories about amazing animals with Elton, her Italian Greyhound, sitting on her lap.

Natasha James: Natasha is a writer, journalist and content creator hailing from the Midlands. After completing her degree in Liverpool, she moved to London to study for an MA and never left. She now lives in the capital with her dog Pablo who pwoofreads all of her work to give it the canine seal of approval.

Zoe Monk: Zoë is a freelance content writer from Dorset. After graduating with a degree in Journalism, she worked in marketing and PR before becoming a Mum and embarking on a freelance career. One of Zoë’s favourite things about freelancing is being able to work at home with her beloved tortoiseshell cat Bobby close by.

Nick John Whittle: Nick is an author and artist based in Birmingham, UK. He studied education at Gloucester University. Nick’s family has owned various breeds of dog since he was a child such as Poodles and Boxers. Although he has no pets at the moment, on occasion he dog-sits a happy, yet infirm, 17-year-old Yorkshire Terrier. Nick is particularly interested in the history of canine domestication.

Ashley Murphy: Ashley is a freelance writer based in Manchester. He grew up around pooches, but (unfortunately) he doesn't have the time or space for one of his own. So he volunteers with a local dog-walking agency in his spare time. It's definitely the best part of his week!

Our Editorial Process 

At Wamiz, we want to educate and inform our audience with the most precise and detailed articles. We are dedicated to making sure our audience has the best information possible and that our advice is clear so that our readers can make the best possible decision for their pets. The content we create at Wamiz is created, fact-checked and reviewed by qualified experts, writers and behaviourists.

Every article published on the website has undergone a review process from veterinarians and behaviourists to ensure accuracy. These articles are continually monitored and updated when new information is available. 

Disclaimer

Wamiz is an informative website on topics related to pet health, nutrition, education and well-being. The information found in our articles should not substitute a medical diagnosis or treatment without the consultation of a professional. If you have any doubts, you should always seek the advice of a specialist (veterinarian, nutritionist, behaviourist, etc.)