From Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul

Who Is Marty Becker, D.V.M.?

What Jacques Cousteau did for the oceans, what Carl Sagan did for space, Dr. Marty Becker is doing for pets.

As a veterinarian, author, university educator, media personality and pet lover, Dr. Becker is one of the most widely recognized animal-health authorities in the world. He is also passionate about his work, fostering the affection-connection between pets and people that we call “The Bond.”

Marty coauthored Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover’s Soul and The Healing Power of Pets, which was awarded a prestigious silver award in the National Health Information Awards.

Dr. Becker has powerful media platforms, including seven years as the popular veterinary contributor to ABC-TV’s Good Morning America. Dr. Becker authors two highly regarded newspaper columns that are internationally distributed by Knight Ridder Tribune (KRT) Services. And in association with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Dr. Becker hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, Top Vet Talk Pets, on the Health Radio Network.

Dr. Becker has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS, Unsolved My steries and in USA Today, The New York Times, Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, Better Homes & Gardens, Christian Science Monitor, Woman’s Day, National Geographic Traveler, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Parents and major Web sites such as ABCNews.com, Amazon.com, Prevention.com, Forbes.com and iVillage.com.

The recipient of many awards, Dr. Becker holds one especially dear. In 2002, the Delta Society and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) presented Dr. Becker with the prestigious Bustad Award as the Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year for the United States.

Marty and his family enjoy life in northern Idaho and share Almost Heaven Ranch with two dogs, five cats and five quarter horses.

Contact Marty Becker at:

P.O. Box 2775
Twin Falls, ID 83303
phone: 208-734-8174
Web site: www.drmartybecker.com

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