Book Promo: Happy Vet Happy Pet: Caring for Your Pet’s Caregiver

This book will give you insights into the complicated stressors veterinarians manage on a daily basis.

Your veterinarian chose to dedicate his or her life to the altruistic pursuit of tending to the health and lives of pets. What you may not have considered is that the health and life of your veterinarian also needs protecting: he or she is nearly four times more likely to die by suicide than someone among the general population. But there are ways you can help.

Sandy Weaver, author of the groundbreaking new book Happy Vet Happy Pet: Caring for Your Pet’s Caregiveris on a mission to ease the lives of veterinarians, one client’s heart at a time.

“I’ve known for years, as have those in the veterinary field, that there was an issue with suicide and veterinarians,” Sandy says. “Then in early 2019, the CDC report on veterinary suicide was published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and what had been anecdotal became data: male veterinarians are 2.1 times more likely, and female veterinarians are 3.5 times more likely, to complete suicide than their non-veterinarian peers.”

Happy Vet Happy Pet is a distillation of Sandy’s research into neuroscience, neuroplasticity and positive psychology mixed with data from the CDC report. The result is an impactful approach that weaves easy-to-understand science with stories that touch the minds and the hearts of pet owners — empowering them to be part of the solution.

Chapters dive deep into topics all pet owners should understand, including:

1. The heart, mind and life of a person who decides to become a veterinarian;
2. The very human, very vulnerable person behind the scrubs;
3. The ways clients unknowingly mistreat their pets’ caregivers;
4. Three simple rules to follow to help your veterinary team; and
5. What to do if you feel that someone near you is facing suicidal desperation.

Happy Vet Happy Pet shares Sandy’s unique point of view that it takes a village to save a veterinarian. “Making pet owners mindful of how their behavior impacts their veterinarian mobilizes the village to help solve the problem,” she adds.

This book will change your relationship with your veterinarian and their team forever. And what you learn in this book could save your veterinarian’s life.

Author Sandy Weaver is an expert speaker, trainer, mastermind facilitator and lover of all things dog.

As the Program Director of the Center for Workplace Happiness, Sandy creates the training programs, workshops, mastermind groups and keynotes that help people lead happier, more successful lives. She is also a citizen-scientist in the fields of neuroscience, neuroplasticity and positive psychology. In 2019, she took the resilience tools and strategies she’d been teaching to general audiences and crafted programs specifically for veterinary teams. Her goal is to touch the life of every veterinarian and technician in a way that helps them avoid the pain and despair that comes with an inability to manage stress.

Now in her 40th year of Siberian Husky ownership, Sandy is a passionate advocate for veterinarians and their teams and an ongoing donor to Not One More Vet.

For more information, please visit  www.centerforworkplacehappiness.com, or connect with the author on social media at

Happy Vet Happy Pet: Caring for Your Pet’s Caregiver
Publisher: Panoma Press
Release Date: January 29, 2021
ISBN-10: 1784529311
ISBN-13: 978-1784529314

Available from Amazon

Book Promo: Pets in Space Anthology

Pets in Space Anthology

Nine of today’s leading SFR authors combine their love of Science Fiction Romance and animals to show that sometimes even an alien needs a pet.

Join the adventure as nine pet loving sci-fi romance authors take you out of this world and pull you into their action-packed stories filled with suspense, laughter, and romance. The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they touch. Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically-engineered creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same after their pets decide to get involved. Can the animals win the day or will the stars shine just a little less brightly?

New York Times, USA TODAY, Award Winning, and Best selling authors have nine original, never-released stories that will capture your imagination and help a worthy charity. Come join us as they take you on nine amazing adventures that will change the way you look at your pet!

10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

9 incredible stories

By S.E. Smith (New York Times/USA TODAY Bestselling Author)

An elite soldier discovers his cyborg partner is hunting more than the genetically-engineered creature they have been sent to destroy – a life-mate for him.

STRAY by Susan Grant
(New York Times/USA TODAY Bestselling, and RITA Award Winning Author)

An Interplanetary Marine fights to save the woman he loves before it is too late.

By Cara Bristol (USA TODAY Bestselling Author)

A cyborg military captain thinks he’ll never feel again, until he meets a young, traumatized woman and a ball of synthetic fur that spark his emotions back to life.

THE REAL DRAGON By Pauline Baird Jones

A lost memory, a talking-typing dragon, and a forgotten love of her life are part of a woman’s suddenly very bad day.

By Veronica Scott

A stowaway turns a Cargo Master’s world upside down and leads to danger.

By Laurie A. Green

A mission no one wants falls to the only man who can solve the problem – with the help of a charming street vendor and an adorable Stardog.

By Alexis Glynn Latner

An urgent mission, sabotage, and an unusual alien pet change the lives of two young people in space that discover anything is possible with a little bit of help.

By Lea Kirk

A hardened commander and a botanist discover that love can blossom from  the smallest, furriest ties.

By Carysa Locke

The fate of an entire population rests on a hunter and her psychically gifted fox, unfortunately the man who hired her might prove a fatal distraction if she can’t keep her focus.

Release Date: October 11 2016
ISBN:  978-1-942583-40-0

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Book Review: She Didn’t Say No by Charmaine Gordon

 There’s Always Hope and Happy Endings


No advantage from her early years, Grace Meredith begins university life and is flattered when she wins the eye of the popular school jock, Scott Dwyer.In the 60’s there was no acceptance for a gal in the family way, a condition she never shared with Scott, and when her parents abandoned her, she was forced to make her own way.

The story follows her journey through humor, love, and bittersweet tears – but there is always hope. Years later as a young widow, a successful businesswoman with a flourishing business, and a married daughter with a favor to ask, Grace meets a a mysterious man with his canine companion who lost a showdown with a skunk.

Once again her life, heart and home is filled with love, joy, and a future of happiness. There’s acceptance, forgiveness, dreams fulfilled and, as always, hope. This is a wonderfully uplifting story, I recommend it for all.

reviewed by Chelle Cordero, Author

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About the book:

Nineteen year old Grace Meredith didn’t say no to the Big Man On Campus, Scott Dwyer. And then her life changed… 

Grace makes her way to a new town and with the kindness of strangers, establishes a business called The Pet Emporium where she grooms , what else? Dogs and cats. 

Years later, a too-close encounter of an unpleasant kind with a skunk and Scott’s German Shepherd reunites the former lovers. 

What happens in between are their stories of beginnings and endings and love lost, then found.