Hector Joy, DVM

Hector Joy, DVM

Veterinarian

Educations & Trainings

Tuskegee University

Dr. Hector Joy

After graduating with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University, Dr. Joy completed a 1-year internship in general canine and feline medicine and surgery at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a specialty and emergency hospital in Tampa, Florida. 

Prior to joining Chewy, Dr. Joy worked with pet parents and there fur babies since 2013 as part of a general practice. 

Dr. Joy enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in internal medicine, anesthesia, emergency and critical care. 

Recent Articles

How to Get Rid of Worms in Dogs
Why do veterinarians always want a stool sample at annual visits? Well, the stool sample is used to screen your dog for intestinal parasites—or worms—in their poop. Many pet parents that come into the office think that their dog couldn’t possibly get worms for one reason or another. But every dog is at risk for worms, no matter where they live or how much time they spend outside. You might...
Can Dogs Eat Raisins?
Can Dogs Eat Raisins?
Raisins may seem like a harmless and healthy snack, but for dogs, they can cause a lot of trouble. Why are raisins bad for dogs if they’re fine for us to eat? Here’s some valuable info on why dogs can’t eat raisins and what to do if you even suspect that your dog ate even one raisin. Are Raisins Bad for Dogs? Raisins are toxic to dogs. They are just dehydrated grapes, which are also toxic...
Why Do Dogs Howl?
Why Do Dogs Howl?
Howling is a form of communication, and it’s an innate behavior that can be seen in all canine species. While the most famous howling canine is the wolf, it’s not uncommon to see dogs howling as well.   Wolves use howling to identify themselves to other wolves, to ward off intruders, and to bond with other pack members.  Domesticated canines (dogs) diverged genetically from wolves 20,000...
Can Dogs Eat Apples?
Can Dogs Eat Apples?
For dogs, an apple a day can keep the veterinarian away. That’s right: Dogs can eat apples. I recommend apples as a nutritious snack for dogs. Apples provide an excellent source of vitamin C, which is necessary for proper immune function. They’re also loaded with carbohydrates, the ultimate energy source, and are high in fiber, which plays a role in digestion, weight, and blood sugar...
Can Dogs Eat Eggs?
Can Dogs Eat Eggs?
  Many pet parents wonder which “human foods” are good for their pets. A common question that I get from pet parents at my animal hospital is: “Can dogs eat eggs?”  Here’s everything you need to know about the nutritional value of eggs for dogs. Are Eggs Good for Dogs? Can Dogs Eat Cooked Eggs?The answer is yes, cooked eggs are good for dogs! Dogs can eat hard-boiled or scrambled...