Vint Virga Profile in the New York Times

Alex Halberstadt has published this in-depth look at the world of zoos in The New York Times Magazine.

Here is an excerpt and a short video put together by the Times:
“Zoos contact Vint Virga when animals develop difficulties that vets and keepers cannot address, and he is expected to produce tangible, […]

Paperback Launch

The paperback of The Soul of All Living Creatures launches today.

Vint Virga Interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air

In a recent interview with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross, Vint discusses how house cats, like lions, are more fulfilled when they forage for food — and how animals express affection differently than we might think.

“I take my clients through a program of actually teaching their cats to forage for their food,” […]

Deep Roots Magazine

In the November issue of Deep Roots Magazine…


Newburyport Literary Festival

Chilling rain this weekend (and even snow in the mountains) … still a wonderful time reading at the Newburyport Literary Festival.

The Snow Leopard’s Realm

A Menagerie, the fall issue of Conjunctions was released today. Thrilled my piece, The Snow Leopard’s Realm, is in such masterly company.

The Inquisitive Mind

A stunning review of my book, The Soul of All Living Creatures, in the current issue of In Mind Magazine

NPR’s Think with Krys Boyd

The podcast of my interview on Think with Krys Boyd – NPR / KERA.

Hour 1:   How can the connections we forge with animals teach us about ourselves? We’ll talk this hour with veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Vint Virga, author of “The Soul Of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About […]

Can Animals Make Us More Human?

Can animals make us more human? Martha Plimpton and I discuss.

In this audio link, Martha Plimpton and I consider the inner lives of animals and the relationships we forge with them on WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show.Is there an animal in your life with whom you feel a remarkable connection? Let […]

Hot In July

The Soul of All Living Creatures made Apple’s “Hot In July” booklist!

Real Simple

A very nice item on The Soul of All Living Creatures in the latest issue of Real Simple ( July 2013, page 4 ).

Kirkus Reviews

A wonderful review today from Kirkus Reviews for The Soul of All Living Creatures.  And another nice review from Booklist.



A Magical Night

Last Thursday in Providence, I read Chapter Four on Responsiveness from my book, The Soul of All Living Creatures, at The Wheeler School as their 2013 Fox Family Speaker.  A hundred and forty gathered together in Wheeler Hall to hear this first reading.  Truly, in all ways, a magical night.