Category Archives: Animal Academy Podcast – Specializing in the Human-Animal Connection

The stories of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the Human-Animal connection. Listen as Allison White showcases professionals who share their areas of expertise in an ongoing series of interviews that will help us all understand that WE are the ones that actually end up learning – from the Animals. This is – The Animal Academy Podcast.

Animal Academy Podcast - Living Out What You Love: Combining Passions with Jane Miller, LISW

Living Out What You Love: Combining Passions with Jane Miller, LISW



  There are so many benefits to having animals as part of our lives and the special benefit is their ability to provide emotional support. Besides unconditional love, they have a natural instinct to heal in a way that is often difficult to explain. In my previous episode I had mentioned that clients would often … Continue reading Living Out What You Love: Combining Passions with Jane Miller, LISW


Veterinary Social Work with Dr. Pam Linden

Veterinary Social Work with Dr. Pam Linden



  Inside the Animal Academy Podcast I speak with people from all different areas of specialization’s regarding their experiences with a human/animal connection. My hope is to broaden all of our perspectives on what’s available and to spark interest in others that also appreciate the role that animals play in our lives. I met Dr. … Continue reading Veterinary Social Work with Dr. Pam Linden


Animal Academy Podcast: A Mentor to Our Youth: A Conversation with Charlotte Mielziner

A Mentor To Our Youth – A Conversation With Charlotte Mielziner



  In previous episodes I spoke with two young people who have participated in dog performance events and who are active in programs that help facilitate animal related activities. Today’s guest is a judge and dog trainer who is energetic and I am impressed with her ability to inspire others to work positively with their … Continue reading A Mentor To Our Youth – A Conversation With Charlotte Mielziner


Animal Academy Podcast: A Conversation on The Many Aspects of the Human-Animal Relationship

A Conversation On The Many Aspects Of The Human-Animal Relationship



  As a clinical social worker who has been part of the healthcare system for many years, I’ve recognized the valuable influence animals have on my clients lives. I’ve also benefited from having animals as part of my family since I was young. When clients come to me for therapy after the loss of a … Continue reading A Conversation On The Many Aspects Of The Human-Animal Relationship


Animal Academy Podcast: A Conversation with Chris Zink DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR

A Conversation with Chris Zink DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR



  Over the years as I’ve raised, trained and competed in sports with my dogs. I’ve learned lessons, some the hard way. At the same time there’s been growing research in the field of canine rehabilitation in sports medicine. I attended training, lectures and then had to reach out to veterinarian specialist when my dogs … Continue reading A Conversation with Chris Zink DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR


Animal Academy Podcast: The Journey of a Young Adult Dog Trainer: A Conversation with David Frasca

The Journey of a Young Adult Dog Trainer: A Conversation with David Frasca



  One of the reasons why I started this podcast is because I enjoy talking with people. Hearing their unique stories and learning more about what brings them enjoyment, excitement and really, how they show up in the world. I don’t know if my guest today knows how many people have appreciated the things he’s … Continue reading The Journey of a Young Adult Dog Trainer: A Conversation with David Frasca


Animal Academy Podcast: Compassion Fatigue: A Conversation with Patricia Smith

Compassion Fatigue: A Conversation With Patricia Smith



  Welcome to another episode of the Animal Academy Podcast. Taking care of another living being requires us to give a part of ourselves including our hearts. When in a caregiver role over time, it’s common for people to lose themselves in their role and not always take care of their own needs. This may … Continue reading Compassion Fatigue: A Conversation With Patricia Smith


The Animal Academy Podcast: Roving Rovers & 4-H: A Conversation with Ella Palutis

Roving Rovers & 4-H: A Conversation with Ella Palutis



  Welcome to another episode of the Animal Academy Podcast. During my podcast, we’ve talked about the power of the human-animal connection. When I used to show my dogs in competition, I was amazed at how many young people were also running their dogs. In fact, they were often difficult to beat in competition! They … Continue reading Roving Rovers & 4-H: A Conversation with Ella Palutis


On The Spot Dog Training: A Conversation with Marilyn Gaffney

On The Spot Dog Training: A Conversation with Marilyn Gaffney



  One of the consequences of the Corona-virus pandemic is people are adopting more animals, which means they are also trying to find obedience trainers. There are limited in- person classes and most have limited enrollment due to need for social distancing. Besides offering in-home obedience training, my guest today will also discuss her focus … Continue reading On The Spot Dog Training: A Conversation with Marilyn Gaffney


Animal Academy Podcast: Pandemic Puppy Training: A Conversation with Kama Brown

Pandemic Puppy Training: A Conversation with Kama Brown



  I’ve noticed many people who have puppies or have recently adopted dogs. Maybe it’s due to the pandemic and you’re spending more time at home and think it’s a good time to add a furry member to your family. Whatever the reason, adding a new dog is a fun time, but it also requires … Continue reading Pandemic Puppy Training: A Conversation with Kama Brown