Janet Vorwald Dohner, author of “The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators”

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Janet Vorwald Dohner—an author whose specialized books, including “Farm Dogs,” “Livestock Guardians,” and her new one, “The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators,” reflect 35-plus years experience on her small family farm —discusses her formative years in Indiana, before settling with her husband into their 10-acre homestead farm in Michigan. Read more…

Dr. Dani McVety, hospice veterinarian

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Dr. Dani McVety—a Tampa native and veterinarian who co-founded Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice in 2009, and it’s since become the nation’s largest network dedicated solely to end of life veterinary care–recounts the history of the enterprise, launching Lap of Love mere months after graduating from vet school, the name deriving from an early case where the client asked McVety if her dog could remain on her lap while the animal was euthanized. Read more…

Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, veteran veterinarian and comedian

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Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald—a veterinarian for 35 years, featured on Animal Planet’s “Emergency Vets,” which aired for 11 seasons—recounts his pre-vet, 25-year stint working security for Rolling Stones tours, and how that period ended when Keith Richards urged him to get on with his life, maybe go back to school. Read more…

Anthony Bellotti, founder of the White Coat Waste Project

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Anthony Bellotti — founder of the White Coat Waste Project—describes his formative years, and the role animals played in them, highlighting his pivotal experience as a high school student, when he worked as an intern in an animal experimentation lab, and was horrified by what he witnessed. Read more…

W. Bruce Cameron, bestselling author, most recently of “A Dog’s Way Home”

Author W. Bruce Cameron at home with is dog Tucker. /// ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 12/19/13 - pets.BruceCameron.bh - BRUCE HAZELTON, FOR THE  REGISTER - Thursday, December 19, 2013. Bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron credits his dog Tucker for inspiring his writing. He has now written the bestselling books A Dog's Purpose, A Dog's Journey, and the Dog's of Christmas.

W. Bruce Cameron — the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including “A Dog’s Purpose,” made into a feature film starring Dennis Quaid —discusses how he decided to make Breed Specific Legislation, or BSL (in this case, Denver’s ban on pit bulls) a core element of his new novel, “A Dog’s Way Home.” Read more…