About Vint Virga
Dr. Virga’s first book, The Soul of All Living Creatures is a winner of the Silver Nautilus Award. As a writer, he posts a blog for Psychology Today and is an invited contributor to literary journals and consumer magazines. He has been profiled in The New York Times and featured on NPR Fresh Air, ABC World News, National Geographic Explorer, and PBS Nature. In recognition of his writing, he has been awarded three MacDowell Fellowships, a Brown Foundation Fellowship, a Kendall Fellowship, as well as literary residencies at Maison Dora Maar, Yaddo, PLAYA, The Bloedel Reserve, and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts.
Dr. Virga received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis and completed his clinical residency in behavioral medicine at Cornell University. He is board-certified in veterinary behavior; a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists; a professional fellow of the American Association of Zoological Veterinarians; and a member of the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, Animal Behavior Management Alliance, and International Society of Applied Ethology.
Dr. Virga lives in New England with his wife, daughter, golden retriever, and two Norwegian forest cats.