For over 25 years, Dr. Vint Virga has been a distinguished practitioner and leader in veterinary medicine, recognized for his insights into our relationships with animals. As a specialist in veterinary behavioral medicine and consultant to zoos and wildlife parks, his expertise spans the animal kingdom from dogs and cats to wild species such as leopards, gibbons, wolves, and giraffes. He has served as an advisor to leading U.S. corporations, professional associations, and animal welfare organizations and has been featured on NPR Fresh Air, ABC World News, National Geographic Explorer, PBS Nature, and profiled in The New York Times.
Dr. Virga’s first book, The Soul of All Living Creatures is a winner of the 2104 Silver Nautilus Award. Dr. Virga also posts a blog for Psychology Today and has contributed to Conjunctions, Biographile, Mind Body Green, Books for Better Living, and TheDodo.com. In recognition of his writing, he’s been awarded two MacDowell Fellowships, a Yaddo Fellowship, and a Kate and George Kendall Fellowship. He is currently working on his next book.