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articles by: Susan Wagner

Chemo or Cat?

My years as a conventional and integrative veterinarian have taught me that the human-animal bond goes beyond companionship. Animals are here to be our guides and teachers, and to help us on this jour…


Stairway to Seven: Animals, Energy, and Superbowl Sunday

I recently had the pleasure of viewing a documentary called The Nature of Existence. Only a few short years ago I would have watched hoping to find an answer for myself. I was on the same journey as t…


Do Animals Remember Us?

There are dogs and cats, and then there are Sam Phinneys. You animal lovers know what I mean. When you look into their eyes, something special looks back at you. Yes, all animals are special, and I be…


A Very Kitty Christmas

Three French hens, two turtledoves, and my cat in our Christmas tree... I remember that Christmas well. Coming home exhausted from a long day at the clinic, I called out for our kitten, Sebastian…


Pathways To Self-Healing

In the article Thanking Outside the Box, I asked readers to look at hardship as a gateway to healing, and wrote about a young woman whose dog helped her face an embarrassing situation in her life.…


Thanking Outside The Box

Where did 2010 go? I used to laugh when my mother told me time goes faster as we get older. I don't laugh anymore! Seems like yesterday that I was enjoying the 90 degree weather, and now I'm getting r…


The Wisdom of Black Cats

It's Halloween week, and I'm seeing black cat decorations all around me. Black cats have gotten a bad rap for centuries -- many cultures have perpetuated myths about them. They have been maligned and …


Phoenix Rising: Lessons From the Chilean Miners

"I think I had extraordinary luck. I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God." Mario Sepulveda, one of the 33 Chilean miners pulled to safety this week, gave us a poignant examp…


Elect Your Energy

Did you know that the political process is a prime opportunity for spiritual advancement? If we truly understand the concept of oneness and unity, we know that those individuals from the opposite …


A Not-So-Crazy Cat Lady

The Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center recently lost a dear friend. Kristine McComis, a valued employee for 17 years, passed away at age 42. Kristine was the epitome of health and happiness  --  so …


about Susan Wagner

Dr. Susan Wagner is a board certified veterinary neurologist whose pioneering work acknowledges the bioenergetic interaction between people and animals. She is an advocate for change in the area of interpersonal violence and animal cruelty, and works toward a greater understanding surrounding the health implications of the human-animal bond. Dr. Wagner is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University Veterinary College, a Level IV Healing Touch for Animals practitioner and co-author of Through A Dog’s Ear.

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