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The Best & Brightest in the World of Dogs

Al Legendre has investigated the spread and prevention of cancer and infectious diseases in cats and dogs, receiving numerous awards for his work. 

Steve Mardsen practices naturopathic treatment and acupuncture in effective ways, combating the most serious of animal cases with alternative medicine.

Kong Company president Joe Markham developed the rubber, snowman-shaped Kong toy loved (and chewed) by millions of dogs.

 

Jeffrey Masson, a trained Freudian analyst and prolific writer, has authored many books that give us insight into the emotional lives of animals. 


Katrina Mealey is on the cutting edge of genetic research in dogs, studying how genetic determinants effect how different breeds respond to drug therapy.

Shawn Messonnier is a popular speaker and author on the subject of holistic animal wellness and animal behavior, as well as the host of his own SIRIUS radio show.

Myrna Milani studies and writes about the deeper psychological effects of relationships between humans and pets. 

 

The name of Pat Miller’s training group, Peaceable Paws, neatly sums up her commitment to positive reinforcement methods. Spreading the word via workshops, apprentice programs, books and articles, and more, she’s a positive force for harmony between people and their dogs.

Jamie Mondiano, a veterinarian and molecular biologist, is advancing research on canine hemangiosarcoma, or blood-vessel tumors.

 

Willie Morris gave us My Dog Skip, a powerful story of a dog’s unquestioning love.

Gregory Ogilvie, director of the California Veterinary Specialist’s Angel Care Cancer Center, has done important and comprehensive work on the nutritional needs of dogs with cancer.

Carl Osborne’s research and clinical interests focus on urinary disorders and renal failure in small animals.

Rod Page is the founding director of the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research at Cornell University, where he studies cancer diagnosis and prevention for the benefit of all species.  

 

Donald F. Patterson is on the forefront of canine genetics and disease research, creating the Canine Genetic Disease Information System database for use by veterinarians. 

 

Untold numbers of animals have benefited from Michael Pavletics skills as a reconstructive plastic surgeon and from the techniques he has developed for rebuilding and restoring function.

Niels C. Pederson is an international authority on immunological disorders in small animals, and advocates for less pet vaccination.

 

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