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7. 6. Photo by Lindsey McDaniel 1. BRYSON M. ALDRIDGE, JD

Bryson M. Aldridge is an attorney practicing with the firm of Stubbs, Cole, Breedlove, Prentis and Biggs PLLC in Durham ( Bryson is married to Dr. Jenni Aldridge, who is a veterinarian at Triangle Veterinary Hospital in Durham (trianglevet. com). The couple lives in Southwest Durham with their two rescue dogs Savannah (mixed breed) and Banner (Standard Poodle).


Sean is the stay-at-home parent of three human children and two canine kids. The dogs are both rescues from different organizations. In the midst of childcare and dogcare he attempts to maintain a freelance writing career. You can read his blog about his adventures with

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3. DONNA S. ELLIOTT For 15 years, Donna S. Elliott was blessed to love a little brown dog named Reason, and now she shares her love with her two dogs, Jules and Luna, who continue to teach her how to live with an open heart and a happy tail and to be grateful for every smile. Donna volunteers with animal welfare causes and strongly supports making low-cost spay and neuter available to low-income families as a means of reducing pet overpopulation and ending the unnecessary euthanasia of pets in shelters. She serves on the board of directors for AnimalKind, a local non-profit dedicated to the spay/neuter cause.


Matthew Frazier is a native of Raleigh and has lived in or around Raleigh all his life. He is a graduate of NC State University and, along with his wife Susan, has two English Springer Spaniels, Newton and Stirling. Matt has had dogs virtually all his life, and loves to spend time outdoors with them walking, camping and exploring.


Calley Gerber is a 1996 graduate of the University of Denver College of Law and the founding attorney of the Gerber Animal Law

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Center, a firm dedicated solely to animal legal issues. Her practice includes such things as assisting persons when their companion animals have been wrongly harmed, advising nonprofits and other entities engaged in animal-related activities, and speaking and writing on animal legal issues. She has authored/co-authored various articles, regularly speaks on animal law topics and sits on the board of directors for several animal organizations. In addition, she also is an adjunct professor of law, teaching Animal Law at Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and the University of North Carolina School of Law. Calley’s other interests include adventure racing, hiking, biking, orienteering, reading, and spending time with her beloved rescue Great Dane, Joseph.


Lisa Giannini is a 1987 graduate of the Indianapolis School of Veterinary Management. She earned the esteemed designation of CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) in 1994. Her special interests are teaching and empowering team members, comforting pet owners and their family pet companions, and she has a special place in her heart for senior patients. She spends her free time playing soccer, creating art with found and recyclable objects, spiritual guidance through meditation, chakras and universal energy and being with her two rescue cats, Braveheart and Dirt, and her very fluffy rescued Great Pyrenees Sandy Marie.


Ginny S. Gillikin graduated from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, with a print journalism/communications degree and an English minor. She also has a certificate in graphic design from Wake Tech in Raleigh. She enjoys music, photography, and travel. She writes for her personal enjoyment, and has written for publications in Raleigh, and Blacksburg and Richmond, VA.


When Jennifer J. Goetz graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997, there were two things she knew about the direction for her career and life.


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