Conversation with Veterinary Media Award Winner Amy Shojai


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I hadn’t seen my old friend and colleague Amy Shojai in many years and she looks and sounds terrific. And most importantly, was just the recipient of the 2023 AVMA Steve Dale Excellence in Veterinary Media Award. It was my honor with AVMA President Dr. Rene Carlson to help present the Award in Denver, CO at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

I caught up with Amy and we reminisced on the national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, and talked about Amy’s most recent book, Does My Cat Hate Me, which is all about the necessity of environmental enrichment.  She offers various enrichment ideas.

In part II Amy and I talk enrichment and indoor stimulation for dogs, giving dogs a job. It’s not only what we feed our dogs, it’s how we feed them. Amy offers ideas on what you can do indoors to support making your dog’s life interesting.

Amy’s AVMA Award acceptance speech is HERE.