Dr. Vint Virga: The Soul of All Living Creatures

Thu, Feb. 22, 2018 7:00pm — 9:00pm | Add this to Calendar

Presented by The Creative Residency at Bloedel Reserve

In this evening’s outreach event, Dr. Vint Virga will share readings from his book, The Soul of All Living Creatures, and stories from his years in practice as a veterinarian specialized in animal behavior working with a wide range of species—from wolves and whales to family pets—as well as introduce his next book in progress, which he is working on while at Bloedel Reserve.

For over thirty years, Dr. Vint Virga has been a distinguished practitioner in veterinary medicine, recognized for his insights into our relationships with animals. As the country’s leading veterinarian specialized in wildlife behavior, his expertise spans the animal kingdom from dogs and cats to wild species such as polar bears, leopards, wolves, and giraffes. In his practice as CEO of Veterinary Healing Arts, he works as an advisor on wildlife conservation, well-being, and behavior to wildlife preserves and refuges; zoological parks and gardens; animal care and welfare foundations; and federal agencies. He has served as an instructor at leading colleges and universities, as well as conservational, environmental, and animal symposia. He has been profiled in The New York Times and featured on NPR Fresh Air, ABC World News, National Geographic Explorer, and PBS Nature.

Dr. Virga’s first book, The Soul of All Living Creatures is a winner of the Silver Nautilus Award. As a writer, he posts a blog for Psychology Today and has contributed to Conjunctions, Biographile, Mind Body Green, and Books for Better Living. In recognition of his writing, he’s been awarded two MacDowell Fellowships, a Kendall Fellowship, and literary residencies at Yaddo, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, and Bloedel Reserve. Dr. Virga lives in New England with his wife, daughter, golden retriever, and two Norwegian forest cats.

7 pm | Free, Registration encouraged - REGISTER HERE

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