Unlikely Companions: Dr. Laurie Hess
April 18, 2017African Hedgehog • lizard • pig • reptiles • snakes • Steve Dale • veterinary technician
It was a dark and stormy night. There’s an animal in distress. There’s a loving pet owner also in distress. Dr. Laurie Hess rushes to treat the emergency, and it’s not a sick dog or cat, it’s a sugar glider.
Dr. Hess explains in Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of An Exotic Animal Doctor, the human-animal bond can be surprisingly intense, even if the pet is a boa constrictor, a Guinea pig, a Senegal parrot, or a sugar glider.
Hess loves all her critters, and she tells me a funny story about a screaming potbelly pig.
Dr. Hess explains why she’s always ready, because she never knows what will walk (or slither) through her exotic practice’s door next.