Animal Academy Podcast

Animal Academy Podcast

Latest Episodes

Animal-Assisted Interventions to Help People Heal with Bethanie Poe
December 10, 2020

Today, we continue our discussion with another professional in the field of Veterinary Social Work. Veterinary Social Work is a field that keeps on growing as more and more people recognize the important role that animals play in the healing process. Toda

Ending Compassion Fatigue & Strengthening Compassion Resilience with Kirsti Clarida & Angie Arora
November 26, 2020

Today, I am happy to have the privilege of talking to Angie Arora and Kirsti Clarida, two professionals who I got introduced to through the Veterinary Social Work Program. Angie is a registered social worker from Toronto, Canada. She gears much of her pra

Providing Emotional Support for Our Military Through the USO with Kelly Brownfield
November 13, 2020

Life often takes us places we never could have anticipated. Even military brat Kelly Brownfield can attest to this. Kelly grew up in Germany and returned to her home state, South Carolina, after graduation. Despite her constant moves, life surprised her w

Support Services for Veterinary Professionals & Pet Owners
October 22, 2020

I’ve had the privilege to have known many veterinary professionals, from veterinarians, veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians over the years who have provided quality care to my pets. These professionals have challenges that most people are u

Living Out What You Love: Combining Passions with Jane Miller, LISW
October 15, 2020

There are so many benefits to having animals as part of our lives and the special benefit is their ability to provide emotional support. Besides unconditional love, they have a natural instinct to heal in a way that is often difficult to explain. In my pr

Veterinary Social Work with Dr. Pam Linden
October 07, 2020

Inside the Animal Academy Podcast I speak with people from all different areas of specialization’s regarding their experiences with a human/animal connection. My hope is to broaden all of our perspectives on what’s available and to spark interest in other

A Mentor To Our Youth – A Conversation With Charlotte Mielziner
October 01, 2020

In previous episodes I spoke with two young people who have participated in dog performance events and who are active in programs that help facilitate animal related activities. Today’s guest is a judge and dog trainer who is energetic and I am impressed

A Conversation On The Many Aspects Of The Human-Animal Relationship
September 28, 2020

As a clinical social worker who has been part of the healthcare system for many years, I’ve recognized the valuable influence animals have on my clients lives. I’ve also benefited from having animals as part of my family since I was young. When clients co

A Conversation with Chris Zink DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR
September 18, 2020

Over the years as I’ve raised, trained and competed in sports with my dogs. I’ve learned lessons, some the hard way. At the same time there’s been growing research in the field of canine rehabilitation in sports medicine. I attended training, lectures and

The Journey of a Young Adult Dog Trainer: A Conversation with David Frasca
September 10, 2020

One of the reasons why I started this podcast is because I enjoy talking with people. Hearing their unique stories and learning more about what brings them enjoyment, excitement and really, how they show up in the world. I don’t know if my guest today kno