Why Do Pets Matter? Hosted by Debra Hamilton, Esq.
Diane Eigner “Cat Whispurrr” on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #147

Diane Eigner “Cat Whispurrr” on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #147

August 13, 2020

Diane Eigner talks openly about how "a piece of her heart belongs to each of the cats and dogs who've crossed her path". She provides compassionate hospice and end of life care to felines in Ocean County, NJ. Diane is deeply committed to helping cat owners be at peace with the decisions they need to make for their pet's transition when the time comes.

About Diane Eigner, DVM

In 2015 when Diane was getting ready to sell her urban feline practice after 33 years of feline practice ownership, her Velvet was diagnosed with chronic and relapsing pancreatitis and kidney failure. Diane provided Velvet with hospice care in her home and was able to keep Velvet comfortable for almost a year.

After Velvet's passing, Diane decided she needed to give the gift of hospice care and home euthanasia to other cat owners, so she decided to launch an end of life practice at the Jersey Shore just for cats who live in Ocean County.

For more info go to: http://thecatwhispurrr.com/

Jeremy Cohen, Esq. “Dedicated To Defending Companion Animals” on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton #146

Jeremy Cohen, Esq. “Dedicated To Defending Companion Animals” on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton #146

August 6, 2020

Jeremy Cohen, Esq. "Dedicated To Defending Companion Animals" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq.

During this candid conversation, Jeremy talks about how his legal work helps animals, their owners, and their veterinarians, feel valued and understood by talking to one another first -- often eliminating the need for litigation.

A lawyer for nearly 20 years, Jeremy Cohen has been handling cases for dog owners since 2008. By opening Boston Dog Lawyers in 2015 he is growing a law practice specializing in representing dog owners and pet owners.

Prior to working for animals, Attorney Cohen worked in the insurance industry. He rose from a claims adjuster to manager of global claims on behalf of The General Electric Company. He founded a general practice law firm in 2007 and sold it in 2014 so he could focus on defending companion animals.

While he still handles some civil litigation outside of pets, each day his practice becomes more and more about what he loves to do.

You can learn more at his website: https://www.bostondoglawyers.com/index.html

Melissa Supernor on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #145

Melissa Supernor on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #145

July 30, 2020

Do you love cats? Yes? You're in for a real treat!

During this episode of "Why Do Pets Matter?" Debra has a powerful conversation with Melissa Supernor about how her pets -- 4 calico cats -- are helping her staying sane during these challenging times. Melissa also shares some wonderful insights into the nature of calicos -- the "red-heads" of the feline world!

 

Plus Melissa talks about what makes a veterinary practice extraordinary and how much better everyone is served when veterinary teams are engaged with their clients -- and vice versa! 

 

More About Melissa Supernor

 

Melissa J. Supernor is founder and president of Educational Advocate for the Veterinary Team (EdAVT). You can learn more on her website: https://www.edavtheals.com/about

Ian Hale, PhD “Life with Cats and Autism” on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton #144

Ian Hale, PhD “Life with Cats and Autism” on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton #144

July 23, 2020

Dr. Ian Hale, an Author, Speaker, Poet, Consultant, Autism Advocate, and cat lover is from the historic City and County of Bristol, England.

During our conversation, Ian talks about life with his many cats -- he has four -- how the absolutely delight him and how they have taught him some of his greatest life lessons.

 

He is a member of British Mensa, the Accademia Costantiniana and a graduate of Portsmouth, Bristol, and Bath Spa Universities. His professional background is further and higher education, special education needs, organization and genetics.

 

Being from a family with a history of Autism meant it has always been a part of his “normal” life and brings a radical new voice to its understanding and implication while lending a uniquely powerful and sharply different perspective to assessing and providing a high quality of educational and life experience for affected people, whether children, adults in the workplace or seniors- each group has their own particular viewpoint and needs. Autism is for life-and is seldom understood that way by society.

 

A highly professional and experienced Teacher, Research Academic and Counsellor, with broad Learning Disability skills. Able to both design and administer a wide range of courses in an effective and flexible manner, while utilizing them in a learning environment.

Mary Gardner, DVM  “A Passion For Older Pets” on Why Do Pets Matter with Debra Hamilton #143

Mary Gardner, DVM “A Passion For Older Pets” on Why Do Pets Matter with Debra Hamilton #143

July 17, 2020

Mary Gardner, DVM "A Passion For Older Pets" on Why Do Pets Matter with Debra Hamilton #143

Dr. Mary Gardner, DVM is passionate about helping geriatric pets. In this episode listen as Mary and host Debra Hamilton talk about pet aging and how you can navigate the senior years of your pet with more grace and peace.

You can learn more about the services Lap Of Love provides for Veterinary Hospice and Euthanasia on their website.  https://www.lapoflove.com/About-Us/Founders/Mary-Gardner-DVM

More About Mary Gardner, DVM

A dynamic and engaging speaker, Dr. Mary Gardner is able to draw on a wide range of career experiences and life lessons to educate and motivate diverse audiences. Her presentations cover a variety of topics, and encourage both professional and personal growth within the veterinary industry and beyond. Ironically, veterinary medicine was not her first career choice. https://www.drmarygardner.com/

 

Yvonne DiVita “Pets Are More Than Companions” on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #143

Yvonne DiVita “Pets Are More Than Companions” on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #143

July 9, 2020

Yvonne DiVita "Pets Are More Than Companions" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #138

Yvonne DiVita built BlogPaws to encourage women to write and deepen the love of pets around the world.

More About Yvonne DiVita

Yvonne DiVita is a writing professional with a passionate desire to help women everywhere achieve their highest goals and write more books. She considers herself a serial entrepreneur, from a background in book publishing, to managing a successful online influencer community called BlogPaws - blogging is all about writing, to working as a mentor and coach with women in business today.

More About Debra Hamilton

Debra Hamilton is a pet lover extraordinaire! Debra is a full-time mediator and conflict coach for people in disputes over animals and hosts Why Do Pets Matter? to further understanding, compassion and respect for animals globally. She is also a preservationist breeder of Irish Setters!

Go here for more: https://hamiltonlawandmediation.com/

e-mail: Info@HamiltonLawandMediation.com

phone: 914.552.5021

Debra works both nationwide and internationally.

She has far-reaching experience in resolving interpersonal conflicts involving animals, and she is also well-known in the world of purebred dogs as a top breeder and exhibitor of Irish setters and long-haired dachshunds. Debra speaks widely on the topic of how mediation techniques can help people address conflicts without litigation. She has presented at veterinary schools, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Living With Animals conference, state bar association Animal Law Committee meetings, and animal interest group meetings. Debra also writes a blog for Hamilton Law and Mediation and is a past contributor to the Solo Practice University blog and the Canine Chronicle. She has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and the New York Times, just to name a few. As the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC—the nation’s first solo mediation practice dedicated to helping people resolve conflicts over animals—Debra uses alternative dispute resolution to help address disagreements over the family pet during divorce, neighbors’ arguments over a barking dog, and confrontations between clients and veterinarians and other professionals who work with animals. HLM also looks forward to helping animal rights and welfare advocates see the benefit of having a conversation about the best interests of all parties—especially the animals—to resolve animal-related disputes. Debra is admitted to practice law in all New York State courts. She is certified as a mediator and collaborative professional and has worked with various court-based mediation programs in New York City (Queens-Community Mediation Service) and in Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York (Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers).

Jeff Nicol, DVM “Your Pet’s Behavior Matters” on Why Do Pet’s Matter? with Debra Hamilton #142

Jeff Nicol, DVM “Your Pet’s Behavior Matters” on Why Do Pet’s Matter? with Debra Hamilton #142

July 2, 2020

Jeff Nicol, DVM "Your Pet's Behavior Matters" on Why Do Pet's Matter? with Debra Hamilton #142

Dr. Jeff Nicol shares his love for pets, and how they taught him about life in this warm and educational episode of Why Do Pets Matter? Podcast hosted by Debra Hamilton.

More About Dr. Jeff Nicol

Pets are special to Dr. Jeff Nicol. Growing up his family always had cats and dogs in their home. It’s hard for Dr. Jeff to imagine life without them. He believes they are here for more than just sharing life’s joys and challenges. His pets have been some of the best teachers he's have ever known. The first to make a big impression on his young life was a beagle -- Billy Bones. They both attended obedience class together and worked so hard they won third place in their first obedience trial. 

Some pets and their people struggle with frustrating and sometimes destructive or even dangerous problems. Recent advancements in animal behavior are among the most exciting and important new developments in veterinary medicine. Some abnormal behaviors are a direct result of physical diseases. Being skilled in behavior as well as general medicine makes a big difference for the pets I treat. Dr. Nicol's work is rewarding and it’s often challenging.

More About Debra Hamilton

Debra Hamilton is a pet lover extraordinaire! Debra is a full-time mediator and conflict coach for people in disputes over animals and hosts Why Do Pets Matter? to further understanding, compassion and respect for animals globally. She is also a preservationist breeder of Irish Setters!

Go here for more: https://hamiltonlawandmediation.com/

e-mail: Info@HamiltonLawandMediation.com

phone: 914.552.5021

Debra works both nationwide and internationally. She has far-reaching experience in resolving interpersonal conflicts involving animals, and she is also well-known in the world of purebred dogs as a top breeder and exhibitor of Irish setters and long-haired dachshunds. Debra speaks widely on the topic of how mediation techniques can help people address conflicts without litigation. She has presented at veterinary schools, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Living With Animals conference, state bar association Animal Law Committee meetings, and animal interest group meetings. Debra also writes a blog for Hamilton Law and Mediation and is a past contributor to the Solo Practice University blog and the Canine Chronicle. She has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and the New York Times, just to name a few. As the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC—the nation’s first solo mediation practice dedicated to helping people resolve conflicts over animals—Debra uses alternative dispute resolution to help address disagreements over the family pet during divorce, neighbors’ arguments over a barking dog, and confrontations between clients and veterinarians and other professionals who work with animals. HLM also looks forward to helping animal rights and welfare advocates see the benefit of having a conversation about the best interests of all parties—especially the animals—to resolve animal-related disputes. Debra is admitted to practice law in all New York State courts. She is certified as a mediator and collaborative professional and has worked with various court-based mediation programs in New York City (Queens-Community Mediation Service) and in Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York (Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers).

“How Do You Socialize Your Dog During COVID?” on Why Do Pets Matter? Q&A with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #141

“How Do You Socialize Your Dog During COVID?” on Why Do Pets Matter? Q&A with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #141

June 25, 2020

Here are a few tips to help you make socializing your dog easier and safer while we are practicing Social Distancing during the COVID pandemic.

“Don’t Lose Your Beloved Pet Because Something Happens to You” on Why Do Pets Matter? Q&A with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #140

“Don’t Lose Your Beloved Pet Because Something Happens to You” on Why Do Pets Matter? Q&A with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #140

June 18, 2020

"Don't Lose Your Beloved Pet Because Something Happens to You" on Why Do Pets Matter? Q&A with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #140

A 72-year-old woman who broke her leg at home now has to sue the Rescue that adopted out her Afghan Hound because she didn't have a pet care plan in place to ensure continuity of her pet's care if something happened to her. 

These tips can help you avoid a similar situation.

“What Can I Do To Help My Dog Avoid Gaining Weight During COVID?” on Why Do Pets Matter? Q&A with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #139

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