Conversations with Animals: From Farm Girl to Pioneering Veterinarian, the Dr. Ava Frick Story

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Education: FitPAWS(R) Master Trainer(TM) Canine Fitness Coach Certificate, 2015Australian College of Phytotherapy; Certificate in Herbal Phytotherapy, 2005-2006Advanced Course MET and CES Certificate of Proficiency in Electrotherapy, 2002 & 2003American Physical Therapy Assoc. (APTA); Building an Aquatics Program, Certificate 2002American Physical Therapy Assoc. (APTA); Pain Management, Neurology Certificate 2001Option for Animals Advanced Modules in Animal Chiropractic; Diplomat Level 1998-2002American Veterinary Chiropractic Association; Certification in Animal Chiropractic,1997University of Missouri; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1980Missouri Valley College; Biology, 1973-75Experience: Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic, OwnerStandard Process, Inc. Veterinary Product Marketing ConsultantAnimal Fitness Center, PC, Owner & FounderVeterinary Medical Director, Electromedical Products International Animal Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc.Pet Station, PC, Owner & Founder Franklin County Humane Society of MissouriMountain View Animal Hospital, Phoenix, AZArizona Humane Society, Phoenix, AZSuburban Central Animal Hospital, Mission, KSPublications: Is your broodmare getting the NUTRITION SHE NEEDS?, Equine Wellness Electroceuticals: The Wave of the Future is Now, American VeterinarianJAHVMA, Tissue Mineral Patterns in 564 Dogs. Vol 48Contentment, The American Institute of Stress Combat Stress, The American Institute of StressEquine Stretching Exercises, Are they Effective? Journal of Equine Veterinary Science Frick & Hethcote. Fitness in Motion: Keeping Your Equine's Zones at Peak Performance. The Lyons PressMicrocurrent Electrical Therapy, Journal of Equine Veterinary ScienceFeatured in: Veterinary FORUM Magazine, "Re-Thinking Rehabilitation, Is Your Practice Missing Out?"Featured in: Hands-On Healers, Horse and RiderResearch Experience: Applications of Tissue Mineral Analysis in animals, publication in process. Electromedical Products International, Inc.- Alpha-Stim(R) clinical applications & research in animalsThe University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine Parasitology Dept. 1978 - 1979Health Industries Department of Ralston Purina Research Farm, nutritional studies 1976Teaching Experience: Lecture topics: Clinical Animal Nutrition, Chiropractic, Animal Rehabilitation, Microcurrent Therapy, 2000 - Present: American Academy of Pain ManagementNational Veterinary Acupuncture SocietyMidwest Veterinary ConferenceMissouri Veterinary Medical AssociationWestern Veterinary ConferenceWild West Veterinary ConferenceMedia & Online: Instructor for online courses Certification by CCPDT & IAABCHonors/Awards: Animal Chiropractic Hall of Fame, 2015Fellowship of the American Institute of Stress, 2013Emeritus Director Award of Franklin County Humane Society, 2008Hartz(R) Mountain Corporation Veterinarian of the Year Runner Up, 2006Franklin County Human Society of Missouri Visionary Award, 2004International Who's Who of Professionals, 2003Service Award, C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc.2002Certificate of Recognition, C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc., 2000Missouri Valley College Honorary Alumni, 1996Arizona Humane Society Service Award, 1980Diamond Laboratories Student Service Award, 1980Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1980First Woman President, Missouri Student Chapter AVMA, 1979A. H. Groth Student Research Award,1979Frank Wells Scholarship, 1979American Holistic Veterinary Medical AssociationAmerican Veterinary Chiropractic AssociationAmerican Veterinary Medical AssociationCentral States Veterinary ConferenceChicagoland Veterinary ConferenceIllinois Veterinary Medical AssociationInternational Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine
In his words, 'Internationally published author, biographer, novelist, and ghostwriter sounds fancy, but I'm simply a professional author with skills and a mission to write entertaining, uplifting stories for my readers' enjoyment. People tell me, 'You paint emotional pictures with your words.' Well, I write what I see in front of me, adding imagination where it improves the story. Growing up in a cramped household, competing for personal space among seven brothers and sisters, two parents, (most times) at least one good hunting dog, and a score of kids living on our block, I learned how to hold my ground, at times from a perch 30 feet up in my favorite tree in the woods behind our house. Born in Bogota, Colombia, of Polish-immigrant coal miner and blue-blooded Colombian-Chilean parentage, Kule came to appreciate ethnic values and cultural differences by observing the disparate social classes and living conditions of Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, the 48 contiguous American states and Hawaii, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, England, Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Russia, mainland China, Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent directly. His heritage paint-brushed wanderlust onto his life canvas: he has performed speaking engagements in 17 countries. He laughs often and can experience a panorama of emotions just for fun, but he prefers making other people smile, laugh, and generally feel happier after having met him or read his books. If you curl up with one of Kule's books and find yourself breathless, provoked, inspired, changed, and feeling like you just undertook an important journey that left you more than satisfied, he will consider his work as the author a success. The author's home is in Clearwater, Florida, but his passport yearns for more national stamps, and his bags can be packed at a moment's notice! Because the author also enjoyed a successful sales, sales management, and sales-training career spanning 39 years, he wrote up his successful actions and a uniquely different approach to selling in his acclaimed sales book series, LISTEN MORE SELL MORE.
Dr. Michael W. Fox was born and educated in the UK, earning his veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College London and subsequently a Ph.D. in medicine and a D.Sc. in ethology/animal behavior from the University of London. Spending most of his professional life in the USA as an advocate for animal protection, rights, One Health, and conservation, he has published over 40 books and writes the nationally syndicated newspaper columnist Animal Doctor. Website:

"... DOCTOR AVA, conducting a symphony of life so wonderful, so necessary! One does not read these pages without profound admiration of Ronald Joseph Kule's navigation through this amazing woman's life as he tells us her story. Read these pages, my friends, and whisper, 'Thank goodness for the GODDESS AVA!'" -Michael D. Roberts, American Actor.

"Ronald Joseph Kule and Dr. Ava Frick have joined to tell the truly fascinating story of what is no less than a real-life Yoda of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Frick is a national treasure, and Kule opens the treasure trove for all of us to see." - John Truman Wolfe, #1 Amazon bestselling author

"Ava Frick is a unique individual who has in-depth training from formal education and yet remained open and in continuous search of better understandings. The Ava that I know makes full use of this free-flowing dance here, and the animals she has met love her for it!" - Dennis Cappel, horse trainer/farrier & Reserved Champion

"'Conversations with Animals' is a really entertaining book... a page-turner, it delivers many humorous episodes involving pet animals as well as much promise for the future of animal healthcare and rehabilitation." - Alan Griffiths, Ph.D., Professor, Salt Lake Community College, Utah

"Dr. Ava Frick's holistic methods, we find in her biography, have been amazingly successful in diagnosing and treating animals that many traditional practitioners could not help. This book brings to animal lovers and professionals keen insight into how she tunes in with the animal world, listens, helps, and heals in a way like no one else." - Angie Porter, Inventor of the FURminator