A Rumpus refresh 

We are the premier veterinary copywriting agency, because our team is the whole package: award-winning writers and editors, seasoned veterinary professionals (a combined 140+ years in industry 😯 ), and animal-obsessed humans. 

Whether it’s lack of time, lack of will, or lack of skill, we’re here to ensure communicating with anyone and everyone (from clients to industry colleagues) is as simple as your routine puppy physical. 

A Ramblings preview

We are pumped to take you behind the Rumpus scenes, impart some writing wisdom, and geek out over our mutual love of pets. 

In short, this blog is dedicated to you. We hope to inspire some communication dedication while providing much-needed levity.

A Rumpus meet-and-greet

Here at Rumpus, we love to write (well, most of the time…). And we love to love our pets. In commemoration of these core Rumpus values, we’re introducing you to some of the team by way of GIFs and song. And feel free to peruse our professional bios as well. Enjoy!

Jane Costa, DVM, Writer

How she feels about writing

Read. A lot. Reading helps your mind remember how to change things up.

Pet’s theme song

My little Caribbean street dog, Mango, is not made for temperate weather. She is constantly searching for the sunniest, warmest spot in the house to bask.

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles 

Sarah Rumple, Owner and Chief Creative Officer

How she feels about writing

I hate writing, but I love having written.

Pet’s theme song

Winnie was used and abused for the first 3+ years of her life, and now she’s finally found her love. She wants to be with me everywhere!

At Last – Etta James

Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac

Karl just keeps truckin’ on, even if the person holding his leash wants him to slow down or stop.

Truckin’ – Grateful Dead

Jennifer Hahs, DVM, Writer

How she feels about writing

Never hesitate to write s****y first drafts.

Pet’s theme song

A good samaritan brought Stampy in with a mangled leg and a long list of problems. Now, he’s a very happy three-legged cat.

I’m Still Standing – Elton John

Melissa Murray, RVT, Senior Writer

How she feels about writing

Pet’s theme song

Kane the Dane is a wrecking ball. If you’ve ever had a Dane get the zoomies in your house, you’d know.

Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

Sierra is a cattle dog/border collie mix, so she’s a freak!

Super Freak – Rick James

Angela Beal, DVM, Chief Operating Officer

How she feels about writing

ALWAYS have someone proofread your work. Putting out poorly written content will hurt your reputation, regardless of what business you’re in.

Pet’s theme song

Yogi is my 15-pound Chihuahua-Shiba Inu (I think) mix who barks incessantly at everyone who comes near the house, but is actually the sweetest, most affectionate dog ever. Maybe I spoil him some (read: all) of the time, but HE is a total princess!

I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred

Andrea Gibbs, DVM, Writer

How she feels about writing

With three young children in the house…

Pet’s theme song

Ella is a 55lb pittie whose superpower is being able to sense when you sit on the floor. No matter where she is or what she is doing, she will show up in a split second and try to sit on your lap.

On the Floor – Jennifer Lopez

Juli Goldstein, DVM, Writer

How she feels about writing

Don’t be afraid of a bad first draft, it’s better than no draft at all.

Pet’s theme song

My younger grey rescue cat, Myles, is afraid of everything and follows me everywhere, including the bathroom. And he stares at me like a creepy stalker.

Obsessed – Mariah Carey

Somebody’s Watching Me – Michael Jackson

My other cat Aubie (a very plump rescue tabby) basically doesn’t care if you exist unless you have food or something else for her.

What Have You Done For Me Lately?- Janet Jackson

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