Dr. Laura Catena is the Founder and President of The ArmOR Hand Gloves (armorhandglove.com). She graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine and is a small animal veterinarian. Dr. Catena developed The ArmOR Hand Animal Handling Gloves after an injury she endured while working emergency medicine. ArmOR Hand is a compassionate glove, designed to allow for proper and safe restraint technique, without the use of force. The vegan glove is used to safely handle animals, reduce injuries to humans, improve animal welfare, and advance the cause of wildlife and pets. ArmOR Hand is a reusable, vegan glove, ensuring a low impact on the environment. The glove decreases disease transmission, supporting the One Health initiative as well as increases pet owner compliance for at-home medical care and recommendations.
Dr. Catena achieved a Fear Free Preferred Product certification for ArmOR Hand. She is a recipient of the Pet Age 2021 Women of Influence Award. This award celebrates individuals who set industry benchmarks for excellence. The award acknowledges high-performance leaders who have made a notable impact on the field while inspiring a new generation of women to make an impact on the pet care community and the pets we serve. This award recognizes the accomplishments and successes of women who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength and leadership to bring positive changes to the pet care community. Dr. Catena is a contributing author to an award-winning pet advocacy site with 500M+ views and shares. She is a data-driven animal doctor known for deriving unique insights from complex information. She is a self-motivated leader translating personal experiences into relatable stories and products. Dr. Catena has been featured on veterinary podcasts and has been published in veterinary journals. She is a veterinary medical advisor to two pet supplement companies, and a practitioner interested in leveraging emerging, holistic alternative animal medicine, and nutrition, in combination with standard medical care.