ClueJay Vet Lab Tests

ClueJay is an innovative home testing product that gives pet owners easy access to veterinary approved lab tests. Our simple home collect-and-mail testing delivers rapid results to a digital dashboard – helping pet owners keep their animals healthy, save time, avoid stress, stay engaged, and keep current on their pet’s healthcare.

Several tests are routinely recommended by veterinarians to help maintain each pet’s health and wellness. By putting these tests in your hands, you can now help protect your pet (and in some cases your family) before a problem arises.

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Leadership Team

ClueJay was created by Maranda, an animal health company with a mission to increase access to high quality healthcare for pets. Developed by veterinarians, backed by vet approved laboratory testing (Maranda Vet Labs), and designed for your convenience—the Maranda community is dedicated to helping people do more for their pets from home.

Dennis Chmiel, DVM, MBA

Cofounder & CEO

Nancy Willerton, DVM

Cofounder & COO

Krista Chmiel

Portfolio Success Lead

Jessica Janowski

Customer Success Lead

Ruby Paredes

Lab Operations Lead

Sadoc Paredes

Lab Technology Lead

ClueJay Brand Ambassadors

Rious

Madeline

Rious

Madeline

Leadership Bios

Dennis Chmiel

Dr. Chmiel is cofounder and CEO of Maranda LLC and Maranda Veterinary Laboratories LLC; and co-leads the development of ClueJay Veterinary Lab Tests From Home. He grew up raising innumerable rabbits and chickens with his siblings, and showed Suffolk sheep, pigs, and beef cows competitively through 4-H. At Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, he studied animal behavior and laboratory science, then attended veterinary school at Tufts University, MA. He was in clinical practice for 13 years in MA and NH, caring for dogs, cats, exotics (like birds, reptiles, and rabbits), and wildlife. After getting his Executive MBA from the University of New Hampshire in 2011, he joined Zoetis for eight years in both veterinary and marketing roles. Dr. Chmiel and his wife (also a veterinarian) live near Manchester, NH, with their two, 8lb Brussels Griffons, Bulleit and Willet (named after bourbons). Twice each week is “family night” at Rally Obedience and Agility practice. Rounding out their pets is Molly, the tortoiseshell cat (jokingly referred to as “Bad Kitty”), and Ishmael, a 23-year-old Leopard Gecko! Learn more about Dr. Chmiel at Maranda.com.

Nancy Willerton

Dr. Willerton is cofounder and COO of Maranda LLC and Maranda Veterinary Laboratories LLC; and co-leads the development of ClueJay Veterinary Lab Tests From Home. She grew up on a cattle and sheep farm in Illinois and spent her youth showing Cheviot sheep at state fairs and national shows throughout the Midwest. She received her DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois after attending the U of I for undergrad as well. Dr. Willerton is a small animal veterinarian and practice owner in Denver, Colorado and especially enjoys surgery. She travels to Haiti yearly on behalf of Friends for Health in Haiti to support the veterinary medical care of rural goats. This program creates a source of income for 100 local families who would otherwise have none. The Willerton household is a busy one with four active kids, one Irish Setter, two Brussels mixes and two guinea pigs. Learn more about Dr. Willerton at Maranda.com.

Krista Chmiel

Krista is responsible for researching, managing and coordinating projects within Maranda’s expanding portfolio of products and services. She brings her top-notch organizational skills and passion to the Maranda mission and pushes for portfolio success every single day. Her bachelor’s degree is in Nuclear Medicine from the Rochester Institute of Technology. This led to eighteen years in human healthcare, including over a decade in North Carolina as a Chief Nuclear Medicine Technologist at Cape Fear Heart Associates and a Technical Director at Dosher Memorial Hospital. Before joining Maranda, she was an Account Manager at SurgiReal, selling and supporting surgical simulations for vet tech, nursing and medical schools. Krista is no stranger to animals, having grown up caring for sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, dogs, cats, and horses. She enjoys spending time with her husband, three young children, and their adoring and exuberant Labradoodle, Bella, at home near Buffalo, NY.

Jessica Janowski

Jessica is a lifelong animal lover, walking neighborhood dogs and teaching other children how to train their dogs to do tricks. She focused on horses as a UMASS Amherst pre-veterinary/animal science major and afterwards, traveled the east coast with a team of show horses. Her career path turned to small animal veterinary care in Merrimack, NH. Jessica started as a receptionist, moved into a veterinary technician role, and then Patient Care Coordinator due to her exceptional customer service and patient care skills. Upon starting a family, she left the veterinary practice to train dogs full time (Puppy, Please! Dog Training, LLC) but is now back in the veterinary world by joining Maranda. Jessica is a busy mom of two awesome kids and wife to a super supportive guy. She is also the proud owner of two really cool dogs, Rious and Ruby, who are also ClueJay pet test models. She enjoys trail running and training with the dogs, coaching various sports for her kids, and loves her role helping customers succeed with Maranda.

Ruby Paredes

Ruby manages all testing, evidence-based reporting, and quality control for Maranda Veterinary Laboratories in Denver, Colorado. She cofounded RS Veterinary Diagnostics (rsvetlab.com), a Colorado-based reference lab for veterinary practices, freelances as a veterinary diagnostics consultant, and travels to provide implementation and training support for DiaSys diagnostic equipment. Ruby is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a BS in Biomedical Laboratory Science from the College of Natural Science. She brings over a decade of experience in the veterinary diagnostics field, including having managed Antech Diagnostics Laboratory, Denver, CO, and supervising the Hematology Department for Antech in Dallas, Texas. She was a Lead Technologist in a human laboratory in Aurora, CO. Ruby has examined and reported on countless specimens, from household pets to exotic animals found in your local zoo. She is happily married and has recently become a mother to a baby girl! She enjoys spending time with family and traveling.

Sadoc Paredes

Sadoc operates and manages testing services for Maranda Veterinary Laboratories in Denver, CO. He is also a cofounder of RS Veterinary Diagnostics (rsvetlab.com), a veterinary reference laboratory based in Colorado. Sadoc has a BS in Biomedical Laboratory Science from the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University, and brings extensive experience in medical technology, sales, business development, and start-ups. A born entrepreneur, he has founded multiple tech businesses and participated in notable accelerators such as Techstars, Accel-VT, and the Iowa Agritech accelerator. Sadoc believes in using innovation and entrepreneurship to help solve challenging problems while having a positive social impact. Sadoc enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and his mother’s freshly made, flour tortillas!

Rious Janowski

Rious is a Border Collie/Akita mix. He was found in a burned-out building in Mississippi at around 5 weeks old and was lucky enough to catch the rescue train to New Hampshire. He managed to find his way into the hearts and home of the Janowski family. Jessica found him when her daughter was 3 years old and her son was only 13 weeks old. The last thing she needed was a puppy, but she could tell he was just too perfect to leave behind. Rious competes in Rally Obedience, where he has been nationally ranked in the top 20 of his eligible division every year they have competed. He has made the top 20 overall for all categories worldwide three times. They have achieved the highest-level title that can be earned in the sport 7 times. Rious has done a bit if modeling for a local photographer and even landed himself the coveted spot on the ClueJay Dog Stool Test packaging! Suffice to say, he’s a great dog to work and live with.

Madeline Gallant

Madeline came to her forever family a few years ago after spending some time homeless on the streets of New Hampshire. She immediately became a part of the Gallant family. Originally, she was meant to become a barn cat and spend her days with goats and horses but she took to indoor life, so there she stayed. You would never know that she had been living on her own as she is the friendliest and most affectionate little cat. She spends her days in the company of her work from home mom, her kitty ‘brother’ Lumpy and she tolerates living with two other four legged creatures ‘the dogs’. Like most cats she has a typical routine of eat, groom, sleep, repeat. She always finds a good spot under the quilt on the bed for her morning nap and on her mom’s desk for her afternoon siesta. She never misses her naps. In fact, when she had her modeling session for ClueJay while we were all admiring her photos, she grew tired of all the fuss and went missing for a couple of hours! Mom was frantic but no worries because Madeline found a quiet spot and got her nap in. Like her literary namesake, Madeline is petite, outgoing, likes a good adventure and makes us all laugh.