Pet Peace of Mind
July 19, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Brittany King
Interview of the founder, Dianne McGill of the Pet Peace Of Mind Charity; the why and the how. Dianne McGill founded Pet Peace of Mind in 2015 to ensure older adults and hospice patients have the support they need for their animal companions. Pet Peace of Mind was founded by a group of professionals working in the fields of human health care, medical research, academia, palliative care, veterinary medicine, business, and nonprofit operations. Recognizing the growing research proving the emotional and health benefits of the human-pet bond, PPOM’s leaders seek to fill a void in the nonprofit sector dedicated to helping hospice and palliative care patients care for their pets. Pet Peace of Mind's mission is to enrich the quality of life and well-being of hospice and palliative care patients by providing a national support network to help care for the pets they love. We envision a nation where all patients have the support they need to maintain the loving bond with their pets.
The Compassionate Life
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The character qualities I have tried to incorporate into my life have been compassion, humility, kindness, and selflessness. Through various charitable endeavors, I have met incredibly inspiring individuals. This show will focus on leading a compassionate life. We will meet a variety of international humanitarians who only want to share their story and their passion with the world. I have myself come into contact with each of these impressive people via various charitable endeavors I have taken part in over the years. They want to “give back” to this environment and the people and animals in it in any way that they can. Not only will you find each week uplifting, you will also be inspired. It may touch your heart or strike a chord within your soul that enables you to “think outside the box.” I hope that you’ll give back to your own family, community and environment.
Dr. Brittany King
I am a well-rounded five year practicing veterinarian trying to give back to the environment. I have visited each continent at least twice and also ran a marathon on each one nearly twice. I have completed the Triple 7 Quest (running seven marathons on seven continents in eleven days linked by bungee cords to six other people) and swam twenty-two miles across the English Channel nonstop raising thousands of dollars for pets in need through both endeavors. I have volunteered my time and expertise for news media outreach programs about pets via articles, news interviews, and Children’s Museum future-vet programs. I started the sustainable “One Health One Medicine Clinics” charity in Grenada, combining free human and pet health care with public health education for the people of Grenada. I have completed the full 140.6 mile Ironman Triathlon. I have done research projects furthering zoonotic disease education on elephants in Thailand and wildlife in Uganda. I am a Eucharistic minister at my local Catholic church. I attended Auburn on a swimming scholarship where we were the Division I 2002 NCAA national swimming champions. I most recently volunteered with Faithful Paws with my three legged rescue pup. I am currently an ambassador and virtual coach for the Pet Peace of Mind Charity. I think for me, the goal of my life is to find ways to give back and inspire others. Our program is the perfect venue to share such ideas.