The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human, by Vint Virga, DVM

The Soul of All Living Creatures

The Soul of All Living Creatures resulted from Dr. Virga’s first 25 years as a veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist. While this book is not solely about dogs (it also includes stories of whales, wolves, leopards, and cats), it is an enlightening and moving read for dog-lovers. His examination of the inner lives of animals and the relationships we forge with them is fascinating, and will change the way you think about your dog..

His interest in and work as a veterinary behaviorist began one night while he treated a dog struggling to survive after being hit by a car and severely injured. The experience of caring for that dog was life-changing for Virga as he observed the emotional connection dogs share with us. Beautifully written, the compassion Virga brings to his interactions with animals comes through in every story as the doctor reveals what connects us with all living creatures, and what we can learn from them. 

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About the Author:

Vint Virga, DVM,  has had a lifelong passion for animals. He is a noted practitioner and a distinguished leader in veterinary behavioral medicine. In addition to being a nationally sought-after consultant to zoos and wildlife parks, private corporations, and professional organizations on the care and well-being of animals, he has appeared as a featured guest on ABC World News, PBS’s Nature, and National Geographic Explorer.

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