- American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP Feline 2002)
- DVM - University of Wisconsin-Madison (1994)
- BSJ (that's a BS in Journalism) - Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (1975)
Current Professional Activities
- Owner, The Cat Clinic, Flossmoor, IL
- Board Member, Guardian Angel Basset Rescue, IL
- Married to Dave Elsner since June 1978.
- Seven cats (Sasha, Jasper, Ralph, Mona, Clare, Emmy, and Albert)
- Three bassets (Patsy Cline, Mr. Watson, and Vanessa)
- The cats rule, the bassets drool.
- Music (I'm partial to an eclectic mix: Gregorian Chant, Baroque, sitar, 60s rock 'n' roll, Frank Sinatra, and especially the poetry and music of Warren Zevon)
- Reading (most anything on Mayahana Buddhism or the writings of Ken Wilber and Pema Chodron), and The Sunday New York Times (I'm addicted to the Weddings section).
- This time, practice the main points.
-- Pema Chodron
What I like Most About VIN
- The ability to search issues in a variety of sources, as well as meeting caring doctors world-wide.