For nearly thirty years, Vint Virga, D.V.M. has been a distinguished practitioner and leader in veterinary medicine, recognized for his insights into our relationships with animals. As a board-certified specialist in veterinary behavioral medicine and consultant to zoos and wild animal 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. Dr. Virga has been profiled in The New York Times and appeared as a featured guest on NPR Fresh Air, ABC World News, National Geographic Explorer, and PBS Nature.
Dr. Virga's book, The Soul of All Living Creatures, is a Winner of the 2014 Silver Nautilus Award. In recognition of his writing he's been awarded two MacDowell Fellowships as well as Yaddo, Brush Creek, and George and Kate Kendall Fellowships.