“A Different Kind of Veterinarian: A Different Way of Helping Pets” By Jack Stephens
How a veterinarian discovered the deep physiological, psychological and health benefits of pets to help him overcome life-threatening cancer. And his life story of changing from treating companion pets to pioneering the pet health insurance industry in the United States to help millions of pets by funding their care through the leverage of insurance.
“Pets are amazing. We love them and feel better when we’re with out pets. Have you ever wondered why pets and animals have such a special place in out hearts and our society?
I became a veterinarian because of my love of animals and my passion for the discipline of science. As a veterinarian I could utilize both, but what I did not know or even fully understand is why we have such a strong connection with our pets; and the benefits pets provide to people. I have experienced firsthand the deep connection between humans and dogs, so much so, that it helped me overcome life threatening stave IV cancer.
As much as I loved being a veterinarian, in the early 1980s I left my practice and started the pet health insurance industry in the United States. Leaving my practice was the last thing I ever imagined I’d do, but I hated putting pets to sleep because clients couldn’t afford life saving treatments. I felt compelled to save pets from this ‘economic euthanasia’ and was determined to find a solution, even if it included the arduous process of paving the path for a new industry.
This book shares my personal journey as a veterinarian who discovered the many ways pets provide miracles to humans. My hope is that after reading this book you will better understand your own relationship with your pet and the benefits they provide to you psychologically, physically and emotionally.”
Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 27, 2014)