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Dr. Laurie Hess, veterinarian for exotic pets, author of “Unlikely Companions”

Dr. Laurie Hess—a veterinarian specializing in caring for exotic pets, and author of the new book “Unlikely Companions: The Adventures Of An Exotic Animal Doctor”—recounts growing up in a family that embraced a wide array of pets, how she herself loved animals as a child, and that’s Read more…

Cheryl Brady, founder of Vet Care Express Ambulance

Cheryl Brady—founder and owner of Vet Care Express Ambulance, which is designed to help pet owners, emergency vet clinics, veterinarians, humane societies and other entities in situations where an animal is injured or severely ill, and time is of the essence for medical treatment—recalls the work she was doing before launching Vet Care Express. Read more…

Dr. Anne Lampru, veteran holistic veterinarian

Dr. Anne Lampru — a Tampa-based holistic veterinarian who has practiced for more than 30 years —discusses the formative stages of her career, including graduating from Auburn University Veterinary School, with an academic emphasis on treating zoo animals and a corresponding professional ambition, which is what first brought her to Tampa. Read more…

Dr. Scott Sims, star of “Aloha Vet”

Dr. Scott Sims—a veterinarian based on Kauai who travels across all the Hawaiian islands, treating a huge array of animals, often piloting his own plane to reach these clients, and is at the center of “Aloha Vet,” a new TV series on the Nat Geo Wild network—recounts what attracted him so potently to Kauai that he closed his Marin County practice, packed up and moved to the island. Read more…

Dr. Vint Virga, veterinarian and animal behaviorist

Dr. Vint Virga—veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author of “The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human”—explains how the anti-zoo view he held earlier in his career evolved into seeing zoos in a more positive light. Read more…