Aurea McGarry, Speaker, TV Host
Aurea McGarry was born and raised in New York City, as she pursed her career in acting, dance, singing and musical theatre. Founder and Host of the national event series Live Your Legacy Summits, Emmy winning TV show host, creator, producer.
Speaker, Author, Cancer and Domestic Violence Sur-Thriver
Charity and Animal advocate
Mrs. US Beauty of Georgia 2003
The most exotic pet she has ever owned was a Damas kangaroo.
Deborah Wolfe, Best Selling Author, Columnist, T.V.
Pet Expert & Winner of the DWAA's 'Best Pet Radio in America' hosts a new call-in animal radio show which is newsworthy, playful and deeply informative. Wolfe's new DVD, 'Dog Training that Works!" is "a must for every dog owner. (Dr. Stanley Coren)"
Deborah understands why animals do what they do and can help pet lovers (and haters) enjoy good pet manners. Deborah trains cats, breeds, trains, & boards dogs at Camp Good Dog. She shares her farm with 5 dogs, many Doodle & Poodle puppies, 4 + cats, 3 goats, happy chickens, 2 bunnies and two very sweet active animal-loving kids and the many doggie guests at Camp Good Dog.
Wolfe's past includes hands-on work with wolves, hyenas and lions.
'All Dogs Wanna Be Good Dogs!"
Devra Martin, Musician, Producer
London born Devra's career as an award winning song writer and musician encompasses a wide range. She has worked in the studio with such greats as John Lennon and Leonard Cohen and has toured with Mike Oldfield of Tubular bells fame. She is currently working on a concert for Charity in Orlando Florida to benefit arts and education and will be taking the show to New York next year. Devra is a life-long pet lover and is currently married to a Will Thomas, Tampa bay's dog behavior expert. As such she is steeped in the dog world, including having a pack of four who rule the house, under the expert leadership of the smallest and smartest, Pappy the Papillion! (but don't tell Will)
Devra loves hosting All Paws pet Talk "It's great to be a part of a group of people who are committed to giving back to the community, and helping pet owners and their pets to improve the quality of life"
Dr. Ernie Ward
Dr. Ernie Ward has spent his entire career practicing, writing about, lecturing on and encouraging better care for dogs and cats. Dr. Ward is best known on the Rachael Ray Show as her personal veterinarian. Whether he's discussing the dangers of obesity, how to perform a physical examination, dealing with behavioral issues, answering pet owner's questions about surgery or how to provide better care for aging pets, Dr. Ward's unifying theme is "do what is in the pet's best interest."
"I am a believer in the 'be it, do it, share it' philosophy. My desire is to reach out and help others because the relationships with ourselves, each other and our pet loved ones are the most important reasons for living."
Dr. Ward was instrumental in bringing senior pet care guidelines to general veterinary practices in 1999. In 2001, he developed and published protocols for monitoring pets receiving long term medications such as Rimadyl, Deramaxx, thyroid hormone, prednisone and more. His chart for drug monitoring guidelines is found in most small animal veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada.
In 2005, he founded the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention to help raise awareness on the dangers of excess weight in dogs and cats. He is a certified personal trainer and USA Triathlon certified coach and Ironman finisher.
Dr. Jeff Werber, Vet
Instinctively drawn to veterinary medicine by his childhood love of animals, "Dr. Jeff" received a degree in Zoology from UC Berkeley in 1976, then his Master's at California State University at Northridge, California, where he taught in their Biology Department.
In 1984, he earned his Veterinary Degree from the UCDavis School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with high honors. In 1988, he opened Century Veterinary Group in a small leased building a few blocks from Century Veterinary Groups's current location. In 2003, he moved CVG to its new building, a state-of-the-art, modern, award-winning, American Animal Hospital Association accredited hospital. Still working full-time for over 28 years, Dr. Jeff feels like every day is as exciting as his first!
An obvious, avid pet lover, "Dr. Jeff" shares his home with his wife, two of his three grown children (his oldest is married), and his 6 dogs and 7 cats! He only wishes there was a bed larger than a California King so he'd have room for even more pets!
Martin Deeley, Dog behavior counselor and trainer
Martin Deeley is an Internationally recognized gundog and companion dog trainer, writer and commentator. He specializes in spaniel and retriever gundog training and is renowned throughout Europe and America as an authority on training both dogs and their owners.
Some say there are those that can and those that can’t, teach. Martin is living proof that someone can do both. His ability to bring on good gundogs and also teach their owners is a rare talent.
Communication with dogs and people is an art and a gift. Martin has a unique ability to train and motivate both dogs and their owners, creating a desire to succeed. His distinctive approach and personality is the catalyst by which he imparts skills and knowledge to those fortunate dogs or owners fortunate to work with him. He is co-founder of the International Association of Canine Professionals.
Allie Phillips, Attorney, Author, Pet Advocate
Allie Phillips is a nationally-recognized author, attorney, advocate and educator on the co-occurrence between violence to animals and people, animal protection and prosecution, and promoting positive human-animal interactions. She is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Maryland and has over 8 years of criminal prosecution experience as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Michigan. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, in national publications, and dozens of national animal radio talk shows.
Allie has conducted over 200 trainings nationally and has authored 50 publications, including two books: Defending the Defenseless: A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets (2011) and How Shelter Pets are Brokered for Experimentation: Understanding Pound Seizure (2010). Allie is currently the Director of the National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse and Deputy Director of the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, programs of the National District Attorneys Association in Alexandria, Virginia. Previously she was VP of Public Policy and then VP of Human-Animal Strategic Initiatives for American Humane Association.
Allie is the founder of Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)™ and co-created Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK)™ Program. Allie is an active animal advocate and volunteer and is the Vice President of No Paws Left Behind, a steering committee member of the National Link Coalition, past-President and long-time volunteer of King Street Cats, and since 2003 has been an active council board member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Animal Law Section. You can learn more about Allie’s work at AlliePhillips.com.
Candi Cane Cooper, Animal Communicator
Candi Cane Cooper is an internationally acclaimed Animal Communicator. Her work has been forged from her commitment to mesh human and animal into one universal mind. Helping animals and owners all over the planet to exist in harmony. When not talking to the animals, Candi is running her nonprofit 501 (c)(3) animal rescue. SWR Adoption 911 is dedicated to helping horses and farm animals in their time of need.
You have seen her on E! Entertainment Television, Fox 11 News, KTLA News, KCBS News, KCAL News, Animal Planet, On Point TV, Pets TV, Pet Jones, R.T.L. TV Europe, Prime T.V. Belgium, Greet in Hollyood, Supreme Master TV, Hollywood Vets, Big Media USA, and Veria Discovery TV. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily News, The Examiner, Animal Wellness, Holistic Horse, True Cowboy, Calabasas Signature,The Examiner, Horseman's News, The Southern Californian Equestrian, The Equestrian News and The Horse Trader. You have heard Candi on her radio talk show Four Legged Love, as well as interviews on CRN, Blog Talk Radio, All Paws Pet Talk, KTYI, WLBE, KTPI, WELE, WWZN and KPFK.
Dr. Carol Osborne, Anti-Aging Pet Expert & Holistic Veterinarian
Carol Osborne, D.V.M., is recognized as an authority on alternative and holistic veterinary medicine and the new clinical science of aging-related pet diseases. A Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, she has pioneered the exploration of new therapies for the treatment and prevention of age-related degenerative disease, as well as promotion of optimum health and performance for pets. Dr. Osborne created and patented PAAWS, Pet Anti-Aging Wellness System and authored Naturally Healthy Dogs and Naturally Healthy Cats. She has been featured in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News. An Emmy-nominated television journalist, Dr. Osborne has gained national prominence through her frequent appearances on popular shows including Today in New York, Good Day L.A., and Discovery's Animal Planet. Currently, she devotes much of her time to the research and development of advanced biosciences for the benefit of animal health and welfare. For details visit CarolOnPets.com or call Dr. Carol's office at 904 217 3670.
Christopher Ameruoso, Celebrity Photographer
Armed with a mantra of "Just Do It", Christopher Ameruoso has carved himself a unique and successful niche in the Hollywood Hills where dreams are made and stars are born. Gaining access to some of Hollywood's most sought-after stars, armed only with an artistic eye an his camera, Ameruoso has become a self-made photographer of Pets and the stars that own them. He has been photographing actors, actresses, and models since 1998, and has released a best selling pet book "Pets and Their Celebrities". That has lead to over 40 magazine covers of his photographs of celebrities. In 2006 Ameruoso has founded his very own magazine titled "PAW Print the Coolest Little Pet magazine" Ameruoso is the editor and chief as well as the photographer for the magazine.
Over the years Christopher has been involved with a vast range of projects, including "The Osbournes" and "Bark at the Moon," the official Osbourne Book. Christopher was tapped for a special tribute to the search and rescue dogs of 9/11 for "New Yorker" magazine featuring nine celebrities with hero canines. A calendar of his work was feature on 4 million cereal boxes as a special promotion. Most recently Ameruoso is hosting the 100th Anniversary of the Milk Bone dog food company. This includes a satellite press media tour as well as many special guest appearances on national morning shows.
Colleen Gordon, Animal Therapist
Colleen Gordon is President and Founder of Healing For Pets, and is Central Florida's premier pet communicator. She has been working with pet owners all over the world solving health, behavior, and nutritional issues.
Her mission is to be the bridge of communication and understanding between pets and owners. Colleen has been helping pets and people for over 10 years. Her gifts are pet psychic, acupressure, reiki energetic healing, allergy reduction therapy, pet massage, and herbal therapies.
Colleen assists owners by giving the pet's perspective of issues that are affecting them by her intuition and visual cues. As an animal industry professional, she is a featured guest at many local pet fairs, and local Orlando radio. She is an ordained minister and Reiki Master.
Debra Wilson, Comedienne & Actress
Debra Wilson is best known for her eight seasons on the Fox late night sketch comedy, MADtv. Other credits include 90210, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without a Trace and Reno 911. Her film credits include Avatar, in which she modeled for the Na'vi character, Neytiri, Scary Movie 4 and the upcoming football comedy, Division 3, starring Andy Dick. Still, Debra is most proud of her work in the animal community, volunteering and hosting events for such organizations as the Four Legged Friends Foundation, New Leash on Life Animal Rescue, the Humane Society of the United States, Animal Avengers, Strangest Angels Animal Rescue, and the Linda Blair World Heart Foundation. Wilson is single and lives in L.A. with her two cats, Nala and Tabatha.
Don Kanfer, DVM - Veterinarian
Dr. Kanfer has been associated with the Cohen Veterinary Center since 2002. Prior to that he owned and operated the Woodland Animal Clinic in DeLand FL for 16 years. He is a mixed animal practitioner and in addition to household pets he also has a mobile practice for treating horses and farm animals. His small animal interests include dentistry and surgery.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Nevada in Reno in 1972 and then did post graduate work towards a Masters of Science in Wildlife Management also at UNR. His pre-veterinary experience included two years at the Animal Medical Center in New York and an internship at the London Zoo in England. He graduated from the University of Parma with a DVM in 1983. He is an active member of the AVMA, FVMA, Volusia County Veterinary Medical Society, AASRP, AAV and is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
He is a charter member and past president of the Four Townes Rotary Club and has served Rotary International as a district governor in 2001-2002. A former candidate for the Volusia County Council, he currently serves as a supervisor on the Volusia Soil and Water Conservation District. His hobbies include restoring and riding antique bicycles and motorcycles.
Hanai (Kris Lee Scott), Peaceful Pet Music
After losing her treasured Himylayan kitty Kea, Hanai was inspired to compose 11 original instrumental 'soundscapes' which were released in Nov 1993. These beautiful songs were the beginning of "HanaiMusic.com".
As of 2009, she has sold over 75,000 CDs and cassettes all over the world, appeared on TV and radio shows, and been written up in many newspapers. Her music is used in medical, educational and therapeutic venues including the animal sciences.
The host of her radio program is "Palatka", the faithful Dixie Dingo! Hanai's new show is "On the Road with Palatka."
Joyce Levine, Astrologer
Joyce Levine is a full-time professional consulting astrologer with over 30 years experience.
She is an Astrologer, Astrology Lecturer, Astrological Writer, Teacher of Motivation and Astrology Classes, Private Practice in the Art & Science of Astrology, and founder of Visualizations Publishing.
She serves as a catalyst to help you recognize your natural abilities and overcome obstacles to success and to take action at the right time.
She helps pet lovers better select pets they'll be most compatible with, and to better understand and take care of the pets they own, based on the animal's astrology chart of the date of birth.
Rick Lamb, Author, Educator
Educator Rick Lamb was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He had a passionate interest in horses from an early age but few opportunities to be around them. Instead, he focused on music, turning pro at 14.
In 1997, he and his wife actress Diana Baines launched an educational radio program, The Horse Show with Rick Lamb, which quickly found a national audience on syndicated radio and the Internet. The Horse Show Minute, a daily radio feature, followed in 1999.
By 2003, Rick had racked up six awards for his programs and established himself as an emcee for live events, including the popular colt-starting contest, Road to the Horse. That year Rick and Dr. Robert M. Miller also landed a contract to write what has become a seminal work on natural horse training, The Revolution in Horsemanship.
Rick's third book, Human to Horseman: a Journey of Discovery, Growth, and Celebration, was released in 2008. He now consults and develops educational content across a variety of media while pursuing his doctorate in the field of e-learning.
Sheryl Matthys, The Dog Expert®
Sheryl Matthys is The Dog Expert®. She talks with dog lovers about how their dogs impact their lifestyle and relationships. She is the founder of LeashesandLovers.com, a social community for dog lovers where you can establish friendships and relationships or browse a pet-friendly business directory to improve your dog’s life.
She’s a speaker, author, actress, entrepreneur, TV/Radio reporter and host, Greyhound rescuer, and certified dog trainer with a BA in psychology and a master’s in communications.
Sheryl has been featured on Animal Planet, E!, Bravo, ABC.COM, FOX News Channel, Sirius-XM, and in The New York Times, USA Today, FIDO Friendly, Modern Dog, and Entrepreneur.
Skip Haynes, Record Producer, Writer, Animal Lover
Skip Haynes, record producer, writer and animal lover, is the owner of the Laurel Canyon Animal Company and PETCDS.com - the only record label in the world that creates music about, for and with animals. He has worked with (musically) dogs, cats, parrots, Koko the lowland gorilla who understands English and the pink freshwater dolphins of the Amazon River basin.
He also tracked, trapped and rehabilitated a small female coyote named Rosie in his Laurel Canyon, CA neighborhood. The experience was so memorable he wrote "Waiting For Rosie" - detailing the entire experience and how the community became involved.
For more information on Rosie and all the other animals Skip has worked with visit PetCDs.com.
Stacy Moore - Canine Behavior Expert
There is a very good chance you already know of Stacy Moore and his trained dogs. Stacy Moore and his family have been producing dog shows for over 50 years. Stacy has produced shows for Disneyland, Disney World, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Busch Gardens, major motion pictures, national and international commercials, State and County Fairs, sports-NBA, CBA, NFL, MLB, fundraisers for Humane Societies and Animal Shelters, received the key to the city of Las Vegas, The Entertainment Capital of the World—the Best in Family Entertainment.
Over the years, Stacy has developed his own style and system of canine training. However, several years ago while watching the great Cesar Millan on the National Geographic channel, Stacy realized that the system of training that he had developed was very similar to what Cesar was doing but varied a bit “dog psychology” Stacy had never thought of dog training in those terms before. One of the similarities that Stacy and Cesar did share was their knowledge of training large packs of dogs. Stacy has over 30 years of dog training experience - he trained his first dog Opie at the mere age of 6.
Suzan Vaughn, Animal Communicator
Suzan Vaughn has been a student and a teacher of metaphysical phenomenon for more than three decades. As a pet and people psychic counselor, she has helped thousands of people sort out the confusion of life's toughest circumstances. Through animal communication and healing, she has brought peace to many beloved animal companions. As an oracle, she acts as a conduit for messages from animals, teachers, guides, and the Divine, with the intention of more harmonious human / animal relationships.
Suzan holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Communication.
Todd Langston, Canine Behavior Expert
My name is Todd Langston, a canine behavior expert who specializes in private in-home behavior consultations. I offer behavior rehabilitation programs that combine time in my pack with different levels of follow up in the client's home as well as in home training for puppies starting as early as 8 weeks of age.
Pack Life was started over five years ago in Southern California after spending thousands of hours in a large pack of rehabilitated dogs at a dog psychology center in Los Angeles. Since then I have performed well over 1,000 in-home consultations, helped countless dogs in shelters and rescues and even have my own small pack of 5 rehabilitated dogs that teach me new things every day. I also have a degree in human Psychology which I use to understand the most powerful influence on your dog...you.
Spending so much time in packs of dogs has shown me how to use proper communication, structure and balanced energy as the foundation for behavior change. All too often a dog's issues (barking, aggression, fear, excitement, house-training etc.) are seen as the problem, when in reality they are the symptom(s) of a more primal element that needs to be addressed.
My method gets right to the source of the issues by fulfilling the body and mind of the dog with proper exercise and stimulation (this includes walking, running, biking, swimming, fishing, golfing and other fun activities), combined with teaching the owner how to be a balanced leader. Dogs look to us for guidance and leadership so how we communicate those skills will determine how well they trust, respect, and listen to us.
Dogs follow energy - not force or food.
Check out O C Pack Life.com for more info.
Vickie Emanuele, Energy Reader
Vickie Emanuele has been an energy reader and healer for pets and people for over 10 years. She has always been a pet lover but fine tuned her intuitive abilities when she owned a dog bakery for 8 years in Fort Myers, Fl. She has the ability to read a pets energy using all of her senses. She can feel the same things the pet is feeling in her own body and interpret what is best for the pet. Vickie can communicate with the pet and see through their eyes to help with behavior problems, health, allergies, emotional problems and the pets over all well being. Vickie also does energy healings on pets that help the pet heal in all ways. She can communicate to pets that have passed too.
Her passion is to educate people how to communicate to their pet and show the owner how to work with energy to heal their pet so the pet can live a pain free, happy, healthy life!
Vickie has been a guest on a local radio station for 2 years, has been on Adopt a Pet T.V. and is the winner of the Hay House Publishing Movers and Shakers contest. She will be offering a FREE online webinar on HayHouse.com on February 6, 2012 called Transform Your Energy - Transform Your Life for adults, children and pets.
For more information on Vickie or her services visit her website EnergyReader.com to schedule a reading or healing call 239-848-0980.
Vladislav Roytapel, Dog Wizard
People speak English, Spanish or any other human language. Vladae Roytapel speaks five languages and one of them is ;Doglish. Vladae is the grandson of the former USSR chief biologist who was conducted Pavlov-type research on farm animals.As a child, Vladae spent a lot of time playing, observing and working with his grandfather's animals.
Vladae won his first local obedience championship at age twelve in the city of Baku with his Siberian Husky, Berta. At seventeen, Vladae achieved first-degree national champion in the Soviet Union OKD and ZKS (the American Superbowl of dog training). He then attended Avante, a dog training school in Moldova, where he studied Pavlov and became a Russian Certified Dog Trainer/Instructor/Behavior Therapist. Pavlov and other famous Russians
Vladae Roytapel, known in USA as “The Russian Dog Wizard,” is the owner of SoCal Dog Training - one of the most successful dog training companies in the world. He has worked for various organizations including leader dogs for the blind, the Red Army, and Soviet KGB. Vladae has been featured on NPR, CNN, CBS’s Late Show, and countless morning shows on ABC, NBC, & FOX stations across America.
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