Curious who’s giving the professional seal of approval on Lemonade’s pet health insights? Meet our go-to vet, New York-based Dr. Stephanie Liff (DVM).
Dr. Liff is equal parts veterinary medicine wiz and pet whisperer. But don’t just take it from us. Get the TL;DR on Dr. Liff’s credentials below, or read on to learn more about her career and passions.
- Dr. Liff graduated from the University of Michigan in 2005 with a major in Anthropology and Zoology
- She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, with a rotating internship at Blue Pearl in New York City
- As of 2023, Dr. Liff has been a practicing veterinarian for 14 years
- She’s been the Medical Director and owner of Pure Paws Veterinary Care in New York City since 2014
Dr. Liff’s veterinary journey, in her own words
“I decided I wanted to be a vet since I was six years old, and that never waivered throughout my many years of school. I wanted to work with horses until the end of my first semester in vet school—but when I decided I wanted a more urban lifestyle, I realized horses were not conducive to that.
I am now in general practice and do a bit of everything, but I particularly enjoy dermatology and internal medicine. I see about 5,000 pets annually.
I first became involved with Lemonade in January of 2020, leading up to the launch of the pet insurance product. In those early days I worked with several teams to help create the best policy options and insurance journey for pet parents, based on the real experiences they have at the vet.
Nowadays I contribute to the vision of making the pet insurance product even more awesome—like optimizing content, improving product features, and reviewing insurance claims.
On the personal side, I live with an adopted Labradoodle, Kyrie. She moved to New York from Charleston in a seersucker bowtie in June of 2017.
Kyrie is a true diva, and thinks she is 100% Poodle. She uses her paws to tap on things she wants—like the counter for treats. When I see patients, she sits in my desk chair, giving the illusion that she’s working at the computer. As if she doesn’t ‘work’ hard enough, she’s starting therapy work with a dog trainer at a local prison.”