Dr. Hillary Hart, veterinarian

by | Jan 15, 2014

Dr. Hillary Hart—a Tampa Bay Area veterinarian who operates Vet With Hart Veterinary House Call Practice—describes how she raised a family and then,  when on the cusp of empty nest syndrome, decided to attend veterinary school, fulfilling a lifelong dream. drhartlogoNoting that vet school under those circumstances was both grueling and exhilarating, Hart explains how, as a newly-minted veterinarian, she decided she’d like to launch a mobile, “House Call” practice, enabling her to provide in-home services to an array of folks  and their animals. On a very related hhartphotosmunote, Hart addresses some of the specifics of offering animals hospice care as well as in-home euthanasia, which constitutes one third of her practice. She also touches on another aspect of her story that’s distinctive (in addition to becoming a veterinarian later in life): her commitment to serving as an animal welfare activist. During the course of the conversation, she also fields a handful of calls and e-mails from listeners with questions about the medical conditions—and medicines—of their pets.  (www.vetwithhart.comwww.facebook.com/VetWithHartVeterinaryHouseCallPracticeLlc)

ALSO: We spoke briefly with Pat Hose about the then-forthcoming 5th Annual Parade of Rescues, to be held Jan. 18 in Pinellas Park, assembling 30+ rescues and animal welfare organizations, with the aim of adopting out as many animals as possible.  (www.facebook.com/events/1375406572717101/)

COMEDY CORNER: Greg Fitzsimmons’ “Adopting A Dog” (snippet) (www.gregfitzsimmons.com)

MUSIC: Rebekah Pulley’s “Talking Animals Theme,” EELS’ “Little Bird,”  instrumentals

NAME THAT ANIMAL TUNE:  Wilco’s version of  “And Your Bird Can Sing”


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