Lifelock co-founder, Scottsdale resident, joins Ask.Vet

Robert Maynard and his Golden Doodle, Dexter. (submitted photo)

Robert Maynard and his Golden Doodle, Dexter. (submitted photo)

Ask.Vet, the rapidly growing service that easily connects pet owners to veterinarians via text, announced that Scottsdale-based Robert Maynard has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer.

Mr. Maynard is a serial entrepreneur and consumer-marketing expert who has scaled several companies to quickly achieve rapid growth. During his career, his product innovations and marketing skills have led to more than $3.5 billion in consumer sales and $3.0 billion in investor returns.

Mr. Maynard’s mission is to quickly make Ask.Vet the market leader and first resource for pet owners needing to urgently connect with a veterinarian, according to a press release. Ask.Vet provides education and understanding about animal health and behavior, and helps determine when it’s time to send a pet to an in-office visit.

Ask.Vet refers people to veterinarians who have been rigorously checked for skills, expertise and compassion. Since inception, 70 percent of Ask.Vet engagements have resulted in a referral to a local veterinarian, the release stated.

“The pet industry is a $60 billion market, yet veterinarian visits have declined. Half of animal owners admit to not having a regular veterinarian,” stated Cal Lai, co-founder and chief executive officer at Ask.Vet, in the release. “Ask.Vet is helping veterinarians regain the voice of authority and giving animal owners easy access to care. Robert’s expertise in mass media strategy and understanding of consumer behavior will accelerate our growth and market leadership.”

Pet owner, Julie Sadhvani said her recent experience with Ask.Vet could have saved her dog’s life.

“My dog finally received the proper care and attention he should have gotten a month ago. Ask.Vet basically saved my dog’s life,” stated Ms. Sadhvani, in the release.

“It is stories like this and a multitude of others that made me want to join this innovative company.  More people need to know about Ask.Vet and that’s exactly what I plan to do,” stated Mr. Maynard in the release.

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