Dr. Becker's Interviews

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How Grief Can Influence a Veterinarian

28 May 2022

Dr. Erica grew up with parents who weren't 'animal people,' but that didn't stop her from discovering the goodness in animals and their powerful effects on humans. When Smokey the cat entered her life before vet school, little did she know that relationship would determine the future of her career.

Giving the Sick and Injured a Second Chance at Life

21 May 2022

Pam Lookabill started out as an emergency medical technician paramedic saving human lives. Then, one day, an animal in need crossed her path and changed everything. Dedicated to providing care to those who need it most, Pam has become a real game changer for shelters and feral communities.

Doctor Inspired by Those Who Healed Their Own Pets

14 May 2022

With a start in conventional veterinary medicine, Dr. Henry Stephenson quickly found his treatment toolbox limiting. That's when he started listening to some of his regular clients who had healed their pets' health issues themselves. This one treatment modality continues to astound him the most.

Helping Wildlife and Community Ecosystems on a Grand Scale

07 May 2022

Far beyond saving a few dozen animals each year, certified veterinarian practice manager Hope Swinimer's facility took in more than 7,000 animals last year alone. Operating without any funding from the government, she reminds us of the one central truth about nature that we can't afford to forget.

The Game Changer Who Dreams of 'Going Out of Business'

30 Apr 2022

Jeanne Strack began her work with needy puppies nearly 30 years ago. Today, she and her helpers have saved the lives of more than 12,000 dogs. Wanting nothing more than to go out of business because her services are no longer needed, she has an important message to share with everyone.

Dedicating Their Lives to an Often-Misunderstood Breed

23 Apr 2022

Pati Dane and her husband discovered their lives' mission more than 30 years ago when they saved a dog about to be euthanized simply because half of her face was black (atypical for the breed). When they learned how many of these dogs sat in shelters, these Game Changers took action.

Revolutionary Program Helps Shelter Achieve No-Kill Status

16 Apr 2022

Imagine the contentment you'd feel if you could move your local animal shelter from kill to no-kill. By embracing this desperately needed program but with no prior experience, Nancy Schneiter achieved just that, saving countless lives by providing essential services to about 15,000 animals.

Executive Leaves Telecom Industry to Become Animal Whisperer

09 Apr 2022

After spending 20 years in the corporate world, Tim attended an animal communication workshop upon the request of his wife. Little did he know that event would change his life. Discovering talents he never knew he had, he's now helping owners find their lost pets and aiding animals in transition.

Life-Altering Program Rehabilitates Both Dogs and Women

02 Apr 2022

Paws in Prison is a one-of-a-kind program that's a win-win for both shelter dogs and female inmates. After six to nine weeks, the dogs leave the prison primed and ready for their forever homes, and the inmate dog trainers gain fulfillment plus confidence for their new lives once they leave prison.

Finding Comfort When Your Pet Dies

27 Mar 2022

What would your pet want you to do when he or she passes? How do you begin to mend the hole in your heart? Like many of us, dog mom Carol Bryant has lived through it and come out the other side with much to share about how to live in the moment and find needed comfort and support.