Jean McFarland – A Friend To Animals

Animals and people lost a good friend recently.  As a professional speaker, I met Jean McFarland through the National Speakers Association (NSA).  In the course of getting to know her, I came to understand her deep love of animals.  Jean made our world a better place and focused her speaking on the prevention of bullying.  I had not realized the depth of that problem prior to meeting this grand lady.

She cared deeply for animals and not too long ago lost her chow named Drucker.  Her husband noted in the Caringbridge site that it only took Jean four weeks to go from health to hospice.  I wanted to acknowledge the difference she made for me in this note.  Rest in peace Jean.

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.