(b. 1957) is a writer and a veterinarian who has been practicing for many years. Her passion is animal psychology. She has hosted popular television and radio programs about animals for years. She has written guides and books about animals and people, travels, and life, in such bestsellers as Autobiography n Four Paws, Onward on Four Paws, and An Animal in Bed, as well as a novel, The World According to a Dog. She has also written books for children who love animals. Her passion is faraway journeys, in which she visits corners of the earth fascinating for their nature and encounters rare and exotic animals.