The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human

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Based on the author’s twenty-five years of experience as a veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist, The Soul of All Living Creatures delves into the inner lives of animals – from whales, wolves, and leopards to mice, dogs, and cats – and explores the relationships we forge with them.
 
As an emergency room clinician four years out of veterinary school, Dr. Vint Virga had a life-changing experience: he witnessed the power of simple human contact and compassion to affect the recovery of a dog struggling to survive after being hit by a car.  Observing firsthand the remarkably strong connection between humans and animals inspired him to explore the world from the viewpoint of animals and taught him to respect the kinship that connects us.

With The Soul of All Living Creatures, Virga draws from his decades in veterinary practice to reveal how, by striving to perceive the world as animals do, we can enrich our own appreciation of life, enhance our character, nurture our relationships, improve our communication with others, reorder our values, and deepen our grasp of spirituality.  Virga discerningly illuminates basic traits shared by both humans and animals and makes animal behavior meaningful, relevant, and easy to understand.  Insightful and eloquent, The Soul of All Living Creatures offers an intimate journey into the lives of our fellow creatures and a thought-provoking promise of what we can learn from spending time with them.
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Despite their species differences, this African wild dog reminds me of so many domestic dogs I've known in his nuanced behaviors—the way he perks one ear, his calm studied gaze, how he bounds into holding when his keeper calls ahead of the other three males in the pack. Photo (c) Meg Bradbury Stowe

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Early each morning before the zoo opens, this red panda can be found scaling the stairs and tiers of his climbing structure foraging for his favorite food—bamboo stalks which his keepers have hung within the trees of his habitat. Photo (c) Meg Bradbury Stowe

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Befitting his ancestry, when outside in his habitat, this young male snow leopard blends within the boulders almost to a shadow, mindfully watching the zoo visitors below while I study him from my perch near the rock wall. Photo (c) Vint Virga, DVM

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DR. VINT VIRGA is a distinguished practitioner and leader in veterinary behavioral medicine.  He consults nationally to zoos and wildlife parks, private corporations, and professional organizations on the care and well-being of animals and has appeared as featured guest on ABC World News, PBS's Nature, and National Geographic Explorer.

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