Studies demonstrate that people who live with animals have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels than those who don't. They also report fewer feelings of isolation and loneliness. Why? Because of the human-animal bond, an innate connection between people and animals. Learn what the animals are trying to teach you from an expert with stories to tell.
Dr. Kristen Nelson is a veterinarian, speaker and author of Coated With Fur: A Vet's Life. As a young veterinarian, she started a practice and sold it four and one half years later for 10x the original investment. She was also diagnosed with cancer by her cat. Her experience as a business owner and clinician inspires a unique perspective on the human-animal bond and business lessons from the animal kingdom. Animals provide an endless supply of funny stories so audiences of employees, customers, non-profit donors, religious groups and conferences of all types have a fresh and unique speaker in Dr. Nelson. Her media credits include USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Ladies' Home Journal, Disneyfamily.com and numerous radio and television interviews. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.