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Episode 521: Dr. Armaiti May on her work as a vegan veterinarian

By Jasmin and Mariann — January 04, 2020

This week Jasmin talks to Dr. Armaiti May about her work as a vegan veterinarian in California, her efforts to spread vegan awareness to other veterinary practices through programs like the Veterinary Association for the Protection of Animals, and what people need to know about keeping animal companions healthy on a plant-based diet.

Armaiti May, DVM is an integrative housecall veterinarian and vegan advocate practicing in Los Angeles. She graduated with a B.S. in Bioresource Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2001. After graduating from University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, Dr. May worked at an emergency dog and cat hospital and then trained in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine. Dr. May provides housecalls for dogs and cats in Los Angeles. She also founded a non-profit organization called the Veterinary Association for the Protection of Animals, to educate the veterinary profession about the benefits of veganism and encourage veterinary schools to adopt humane surgical teaching methods in their curriculum.

In the intro to the show, Jasmin and Mariann talk about our big end of the year victory, Jasmin’s new dog, and the story of how Jasmin helped expose the truth about Fatburger’s “vegan” whipped cream. Later in the episode, Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties!

As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.



This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at

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