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I am a holistic veterinarian who also writes about pet loss, grief, the human-animal bond, holistic veterinary medicine, and narrative medicine. In the picture above, I have just inserted acupuncture needles into a dog during a home visit. You can find me at Central Animal Hospital in Leominster, Mass, doing home visits (currently paused due to the pandemic), or writing!

I am currently working on a veterinary textbook about Narrative Medicine, a growing field in human medicine that can help veterinarians improve care by viewing our patients and clients in the context of their larger story. I am teaching a selective on the topic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts this fall.

I am also working on a memoir about my experiences both as a pet owner and as a veterinarian. For that book, I am represented by literary agent Jennifer Herrera at the David Black Agency in New York.

I’ve had two articles from Bark Magazine that were nominated as finalists for the Dog Writer’s Association of America’s writing contest. 10 Tips for Navigating Tough Decisions About Your Dog and A Veterinarian’s Prescription for Grief (or, How I Mourned My Own Dog)” .

I have an article in the recent edition of Inside Your Cat’s Mind, called The Five Faces of Fluffy. It’s about how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help us understand our cat’s personality traits. The magazine is print only and available at Barnes & Noble and Whole Foods.