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Some things just go together: The wisdom of Dr. Sophia Yin

Friday, Oct 17th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

This guest post was written by my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to commemorate the work and honor the loss of our friend, veterinary behavior expert Dr. Sophia Yin. There is no other veterinarian I can think of who has made such a dramatic difference in bringing scientific principles into practical step by step practices for […]

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A revolution begins for pets of domestic abuse victims

Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What if families fleeing domestic abuse didn’t have to choose between their pets and their own safety? That was the topic of the most powerful presentation I saw at Purina’s Better With Pets Summit in New York City earlier this week. It was led by John Hockenberry, host of public radio’s The Takeaway, and he […]

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Help find homes for fallen veterinarian’s cats

Monday, Oct 6th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

What would happen to your pets if you died suddenly? That’s what happened to veterinarian Dr. Lorie Huston, whose cats are in need of loving homes now that she has passed away unexpectedly, due to liver disease. Dr. Huston was a shining light to the veterinary community. She served as president of the Cat Writers […]

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Reflections on the legacy of Dr. Sophia Yin

Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The world lost a great champion for animals this week. I wrote yesterday of my shock at the unexpected death of Dr. Sophia Yin, and shortly afterward heard from her dear friend and colleague — and mine — Jim Wilson, DVM, JD. With his permission, I am sharing his thoughts on this loss, and how […]

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Rest in peace, Dr. Sophia Yin

Monday, Sep 29th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It is with a heart almost too heavy to allow me to write this that I announce that my friend, colleague, and Fear-Free Advisory Board member Dr. Sophia Yin has passed away. Sophia was brilliant, passionate, and dedicated to easing the stress and fear that pets feel at the veterinary clinic or in shelters, and […]

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