Dr. Emily Swiniarski is Chief Medical Officer of PAWS Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Her professional interests include infectious diseases, community cats, and whole health of animals in shelter environments, including medical protocols and stress reduction. For over eight years, Dr. Swiniarski has worked in animal shelters coast to coast, providing care to shelter animals as well as pets of families in need. Dr. Swiniarski enjoys travel and volunteering, including fostering pets in her home. She has a husband, infant son, three-legged dog and two silly old cats at home.