It was my own personal experience that first had me researching therapeutic alternatives to surgery after my dog Rocko suffered a serious ACL injury.
Having recently lost a pet to a deadly cocktail of medications to treat pain, inflammation and seizures, I became determined to find a solution that would alleviate Rocko’s pain and speed his healing – naturally.
With a background in medical devices and personal care products I knew that that light therapy would be a great treatment alternative. After all, photobiomodulation devices have secured their place in assisting healthcare providers to treat chronic pain and wound healing.
After much exploration I discovered that there weren’t a lot of Low Level Light Therapy device options available for in-home use, and the few options that were available were limited to wands, pins, and thick pads. These instruments did not provide the best form factor to deliver treatment to a moving pet. They had few features and settings like treatment modes, wavelength, power efficiency, portability and data insight. So, the story goes – love won. My love for Rocko and strong desire for a better, more affordable, convenient, easy to use device led me to leverage my 35 years of experience in medtech and consumer electronics to invent PetThera. And Rocko? He’s doing fantastic!
Founder & CEO, Illumiheal, Makers of PetThera
Illumiheal, Makers of PetThera
Illumiheal is a Seattle-based technology company focused on product innovation in the pet health and wellness space. As an industry innovator we are committed to developing healing technologies that help pets live longer, happier and healthier lives.
Our experience in medical technology, consumer electronics and data analytics has helped us to build a company devoted to improving the lives of pets through meaningful healing technologies.
Founder & CEO
Experience: Business Development, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, PR, and Brand
Companies: Philips (Sonicare, Norelco, HeartStart), Sony, Microsoft, Vulcan, Hewlett Packard, Clarisonic, JeNu, Joylux, Revel Body, Contour, Catalis, Compaq, Henry Schein
VP Supply Chain
Experience: Production, Manufacturing, Operations, Logistics
Companies: Philips (Sonicare), Clarisonic, L’Oréal, Joylux
Controller & Operations
Experience: Finance, Operations, Business Optimization, Accounting, HR, Benefits
Companies: Joylux, Pushspring, Browsium, EveryMove
PhD Advisor: Technology Photobiomodulation, Photochemistry & Photobiology
Experience: Associate Professor Harvard & Associate Professor Massachusetts General Hospital
Companies: Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, Wellman Center for PhotoMedicine
Advisor: Sales & Business Development
Experience: Professional Sales, Business Development & Acquisition
Companies: Philips, Clarisonic, JeNu BioSciences, Glo Science Professional
Experience: Professor Entrepreneurship, Managing Partner, CEO & Research Analyst
Companies: UW Foster School of Business, Immusoft, Spiral Genetics, Biowatch, Biotech Stock Research & Dragon Curve Ventures
DMD Advisor: Veterinary Affairs & Infection Control
Experience: Professor Columbia University, Practice Management, Chief Compliance Officer, Emergency Medicine, Infection Control
Companies: Henry Schein Veterinary, Henry Schein Dental, Health Compliance Team, Columbia University