Sleeping with Angels: A Veterinarian's Sacred Bond of Animal Companionship

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Agreka Books, LLC, 2003 - Pets - 172 pages
Alan Cunningham, a Utah veterinarian devoted to the welfare of animals, shares his personal life story as it intertwines with special needs animals facing an uncertain future or euthanasia. Alan brought them into his home and heart, truly believing they are "angels on earth" who freely give unconditional, healing, and comforting love. Warm and inspiring stories and beautiful drawings of his animal family. *One Step, a cockatiel, lost a leg and wing as a baby, but grew up to inspire people. *Bruiser, a battle-scarred, tough orange tabby tomcat with feline AIDS became his companion. *Aspen, a soon-to-be three-legged Black Labrador, following amputation of one leg awoke, looked at Alan, and wagged her tail. His heart was touched. *Golden, a homeless, stray pup Golden Retriever found running loose in front of the clinic. *Moose, the shy Neapolitan Mastiff no one would buy because of an umbilical hernia. *C.C., the extremely friendly Boston Terrier, whose original family found itself in a homeless shelter. *Jaws, a loyal friend and canine companion, a cross between a Weimaraner and Doberman Pinscher, had an aggressive mast cell tumor. *Brownie, a Border Collie herding dog, became the peacemaker of the animal family. *Pug, a Boston Terrier, became the matriarch of the animal family and a beloved close companion to Alan. Veterinary Clinics are providing this book as a gift of solace to people whose ill or injured pets must be euthanized. The book's tender and caring story of animals and their special closeness to a family touches the heart and offers comfort. It includes the well-known story of Rainbow Bridge. Dr. Alan B. Cunningham is one of twenty worldwide veterinarians selected to participate in the Medical Curriculum for Professionals Program, leading to a Doctor of Medicine Degree at the University of Health Sciences Antigua. After graduating from medical school, he will be providing medical and veterinary services to rural and medically under-served areas

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Dr. Alan B. Cunningham is one of twenty worldwide veterinarians selected to participate in the Medical Curriculum for Professionals Program, leading to a Doctor of Medicine Degree at the University of Health Sciences Antigua.After graduating from medical school, he will be providing medical and veterinary services to rural and medically under-served areas of the world. Dr. Cunningham graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a Masters Degree in Respiratory Health Care Science. He also graduated from Utah State University with a Ph.D. in physiology and later from Oregon State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

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