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. In recognition of his writing, he has been awarded three MacDowell Fellowships, a Brown Foundation Fellowship, a Hawthornden Fellowship, as well as literary residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Maison Dora Maar, Ucross Foundation, Yaddo, The Bloedel Reserve, Willapa Bay AiR, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences. From his intimate work with endangered species, he brings to readers and audiences a wholly unique viewpoint on our relationship with other species and our shared future on this planet.
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.