Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 -- The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians (AAH-ABV) advances the role of the veterinary medical community in nurturing positive human-animal interactions in society. Human-animal interactions provide opportunities for motivation, education and recreation while enhancing quality of life.
Throughout her veterinary career Dr. Craig has felt a strong connection with people who cherish the bond they have with animals. This connection became a true calling two years ago when she left a corporate leadership position to start a mobile house call practice, Gentle Goodbye Veterinary Hospice & At-home Euthanasia.
“Like most veterinarians, I grew up in a household full of animals – from fish and hamsters to rabbits and dogs. As the story goes, I was even caught once feeding the ants in the basement. Over time, I came to see that I had ability as a veterinarian not only to relieve pain and suffering of my patients but, if I create the right experience, to help people say a gentle goodbye and celebrate the life and the wonderful bond they shared with their companion.”
Dr Craig is also a member of the board of directors of Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society), serving as Vice Chair and recent past Treasurer. She also serves as Board Treasurer of Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, the only guide dog school in New England.
As a member of the AAH-ABV board Dr Craig will work to increase membership, work to promote the understanding of the benefit of human-animal interactions and ensure that the veterinary profession is seen as an integral part of the bond that is so important to our human and animal experience.
The relationship between people and animals, often called the human-animal bond, is powerful and diverse and has been documented throughout history, across cultures, and in recent scientific research. People experience this relationship with most often with dogs, cats and other household pets, but many also form bonds with wildlife, even livestock animals.
Gentle Goodbye Veterinary Hospice & At-home Euthanasia is a mobile veterinary service owned and operated by Dr. Mary Craig in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT that offers in-home hospice and end of life care for pets.
Mary Craig, Goodbye Gentle, LLC, http://www.GentleGoodbye, 203-554-3560, [email protected]