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Many people gave generously of their time and expertise to help us help dogs. We thank all of them wholeheartedly for their invaluable assistance and many suggestions. Contact information is available below for veterinarians with websites or private practices, and for photographers and others.

Richard Pitcairn, DVM, Ph.D.; author, Dr. Pitcairn’s New Complete Book of Natural Care for Dogs and Cats; founding member, The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy; member, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, National Center for Homeopathy, and National Vaccine Information Center.

Allen M. Schoen, DVM, MS; author, Kindred Spirits: How the Remarkable Bond Between Humans and Animals Can Change the Way We Live; Love, Miracles and Animal Healing; and co-author of Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine: Principles and Practice; internationally recognized authority on natural integrative animal health care; editor of Veterinary Acupuncture: Ancient Art to Modern Medicine.

Greg Ogilvie, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Oncology; AVMA 1995 Veterinarian of the Year; AAHA 1996 Veterinarian of the Year; Colorado Veterinary Medical Association 1996 Outstanding Faculty Award; 1999 SHARE Human-Animal Bond Companion Animal Award; and the 2001 World Small Animal Veterinary Association Hills Award for Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare.

W. Jean Dodds, DVM; internationally recognized authority on immune system and blood disorders, thyroid disease, and nutrition; President of Hemopet, the nation’s first nonprofit animal blood bank; The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association’s 1994 Holistic Veterinarian of the Year.

Ronald D. Schultz, DVM, Ph.D.
, Diplomate American Academy of Veterinary Medicine; Department Chairperson and Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, member, AAHA Canine Vaccine Task Force.

Martin Goldstein, DVM
; holistic practitioner; author, The Nature of Animal Healing; lecturer; columnist for Animal Wellness Magazine; certified in veterinary acupuncture. 914-533-6066 914-533-6405 (fax)

Stephen Blake, DVM; author, The Pet Whisperer, certified Homeopathic Veterinarian and veterinary acupuncturist.

Brook Niemiec, DVM, Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College and Fellow, Academy of Veterinary Dentistry; internationally-recognized authority on veterinary dentistry.

Jean Hofve, DVM; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association; internationally known pet food expert; for two years, official liaison to the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO); special interest in flower essences and energy therapies such as E.F.T.;

Sarit Dhupa, DVM, B.V.Sc, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons; expertise in neurosurgery, surgical oncology, orthopedics and advanced diagnostic imaging.

Myrna Milani, DVM; consultant, teacher and holistic vet; author of seven books including DogSmart and Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet.

Claire Sosna, DVM; certified veterinary acupuncturist, special interest in physical rehabilitation and Chinese medicine.

William K. Kruesi, DVM, MS; Veterinary Pathology Award and the Amelia Peabody Award from Tufts University; continuing education in acupuncture, homeopathy, bioenergetic evaluation, clinical nutrition, ultrasound imaging, gastro-enterology, neurology and cardiology; certified veterinary acupuncturist.

Nancy Scanlon, DVM; special interest in holistic approaches to cancer, arthritis and skin problems, Chinese herbs and homotoxicology; certified acupuncturist.

Robert L. Rogers, DVM; lecturer and activist in the campaign to change laws regulating vaccination.;

Tamara Hebbler, DVM, co-founder of the UC Davis Holistic Veterinary Medicine Club; holistic consulting veterinarian and lecturer.

Peter J. Pascoe, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists and European College of Veterinary Anesthesia; Professor of Anesthesiology, University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Michael Paul, DVM, retired; former president of the American Animal Hospital Association; chair of AAHA Canine and Feline Vaccine Task Forces; member, Companion Animal Parasite Council.
Scott Miner took most of the wonderful photos (including the cover photo) of Chiclet, Jiggy and Jan. See his photos on pages 3, 6, 9, 19, 33, 45, 51, 64, 67 (with Jim Johnston), 72, 81, 87, 88, 92, 94, 97, 104, 114, 116, 118, 122, 127, 133, 153, 160, 167, 169, 172, 174, 177, 183 (with John Casler), 189-90, 201, 203, 205, 209, 215, 220, 223, 227, 228, 257, and 258. (Additional photos of Chiclet and Jiggy were taken by Jan Rasmusen.)
Write Scott for information.

Jon Casler specializes in fine portraiture of dogs. Based in Pennsylvania, he travels to selected dog shows. Find his photos on pages 26, 38, 40, 75, 99, 100, 107, 151, 183 (dog in photo), 186, 192, 196-97, 233, 238, and 250.

Jim Johnston, founder of ImageBlast Inc., created the wonderful graphic “mosquito” for Scott Miner’s photo on page 67. He’s also a photographer and master retoucher of photographs.

Clay Myers is a professional nature photographer and is photo manager and lead photographer at Best Friends Animal Society. Find his photos on pages 17, 243, and 253.
Others Who Helped Us
Amy Shever, founder of PetGuardian pet trusts and 2ndChance4Pets. and

Maureen Hall, an animal trainer whose animals have appeared in movies, television shows and commercials; she also consults and offers seminars on training.

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