Dr. Liz Hanson was born and raised in Southern California. After completing a B.S. degree at the University of California at Davis, she attended Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation in 1995, she moved back to Southern California and has enjoyed practicing small animal veterinary medicine in Orange County ever since. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, dermatology, soft tissue surgery, and wellness programs. The bond that is shared between a pet and its owner is what inspired Dr. Hanson to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. “One of the best parts of my job is not only when a patient is cured, but also when I see the joy an owner has when their pet is back to health!” Dr. Hanson has two miniature long-haired Dachshunds, “Peanut” and “Butter”, two leopard geckos, African cichlids, and a cat named “Martini.” When Dr. Hanson is not practicing Veterinary Medicine she and her husband enjoy watching their four sons compete in swimming and golf. She also loves to cook, read, and most of all, travel.
Recently, Dr. Hanson became a national veterinarian spokesperson for Idaho-based company VetIQ’s prescription and over-the-counter products for dogs and cats. Dr. Hanson is an outspoken advocate for the need to provide the average consumer with the best quality products for their pets at affordable prices. Dr. Hanson’s first national television commercial is now airing throughout the United States on behalf of Vet IQ’s Vet Guard Plus’ vet-grade flea and tick protection that costs a fraction of the price of other similar protective products. In addition, Dr. Hanson has contributed to insightful articles with the Associated Press (http://bigstory.ap.org/article/5-ways-cut-doggone-pet-food-tab) and the upcoming Nov issue of Family Circle Magazine. Dr. Hanson was also featured on a segment of “Real Money” on ABC Television’s “World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer”. You may see it online on ABC Real Money here.
Prior to starting BOGO Bowl, Sara founded and managed a non-profit to help Iowa animals stay in their homes and out of shelters. For money, she’s been a corporate writer, worked in legal support, business management, investment banking, construction, real estate development and sales. An LA native, she moved to Des Moines in the late 90s on purpose and of her own volition. Since then she’s wiped most of the items off her bucket list, and is now in the process of building and completing a new bucket list. Her number one priority is taking “food” out of the budgets of organizations helping animals. Other list items include experiencing the world, buying cute shoes she will probably never have time to wear, and discovering lots of lovely wine. She shares her historic home with a 13 year old lab/chow/Rottweiler named Lady, a special 4 year old pit bull/boxer named Chance, blind cats Magoo and Bibi, and occasional fosters.
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Molly Mednikow, Director and Founder of Amazon Cares
We have Woofy wonderful Great Guests today including Molly Mednikow, Director and Founder of Amazon Cares calling in live from Peru with an update on the state of cats and dogs in the Amazon. Plus, Yvonne DiVita keep us up to date with BlogPaws happenings in our Countdown to BlogPaws segment.
Don’t forget more fabu going’s on…Enemy of the Pet State, Bronx Zoo Cobra caught and lost and caught, Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, Animal Health Update, the weird and wonderful plus hilarity and mayhem.
About Amazon Cares: Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education & Safety (CARES) seeks better health and living conditions for ALL living beings of the Peruvian Amazon region. This includes appropriate care, respect, and protection from cruelty and neglect.
The world is focused on the important global and environmental issues facing the Amazon Rain forest region. Naturalists, biologists, environmentalists and wandering souls visit Iquitos in droves. Sadly, this region had NO programs in place for DOMESTIC animal welfare.
This is the reason that Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety (CARES) was founded in 2004. Citizens with a desire to protect countless stray animals stepped in to create programs that the government did not provide. Since 2005, this charity has made amazing progress in the promotion of animal and public health.