Dr. Nelson has several presentations to enjoy:

Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life – This presentation starts with an introduction to the human-animal bond and the health benefits that come from spending time with animals. After learning about how people who live with pets have lower levels of triglycerides and cholesterol as well as lower blood pressure, Dr. Nelson tells stories of animals who diagnose human disease. She then moves onto the book with pictures of the Minnesota Veterinary Center and some of the characters from the book.

Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love – This presentation starts with an introduction to One Health, a term used to describe the relation between the environment, animals and people. Coined by a veterinarian, the One Health initiative brings experts together from multiple disciplines for the betterment of all. For example, osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in dogs is similar to bone cancer in humans. A vaccine has been developed to mop up any cancer cells left over after amputation of the diseased limb in dogs. The vaccine is being evaluated by the USDA for use in people as well as dogs. Next, Dr. Nelson highlights stories including Ivan the big tough Doberman falling for a blonde cocker spaniel with long eyelashes. She ends with the story of Radar, the blind cat, comforting a young boy with an eye patch.

Embrace Animals to Improve Your Life, Love and Health – Studies show that people who live with animals enjoy lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and report fewer feelings of isolation and loneliness. Children who live with a furry pet from birth to one year of age are 77% less likely to suffer from allergies and asthma. Some animals even diagnose our physical illness. Learn how animals improve human health with Dr. Kristen Nelson. This is a great wellness talk sprinkled with humor from the animal kingdom. You will meet a pit bull who was actually too friendly, a horse named Patches and Tigre, a cat who diagnosed my own cancer. After hearing this presentation, attendees will:
*Understand the physical, emotional and psychological benefits of animals.
*Learn about animals who diagnose people.
*Improve communication and form deeper connections with insight from the animal kingdom.

Create Deep Bonds to Grow Your Business – Are you satisfied with your personal and professional relationships? Would you like to have a deeper connection with your family, friends, staff and customers? Strong bonds lead to less employee turnover, better customer retention and a robust referral network for new business. Learn how to create bonds that last with Dr. Kristen Nelson. She shares insight (and humor) from the animal kingdom to impart three key ways to create lasting bonds. You will meet Susie the golden retriever, a beer drinking bird, and the star of her next book – a blind cat named Radar. Attendees to this session will have a lot of fun as they learn the three keys to building strong bonds:
*Humane Leadership.
*Show people you care with efficient, cost-effective methods.
*When problems arise, use a new perspective to strengthen relationships.

Virtual Appearance for Book Clubs – One of my favorite activities is meeting other animal lovers and sharing wonderful stories.  If you would like to have me speak to your book club about writing the Coated With Fur series, the animals in the book or anything related to veterinary medicine, please contact me at drnelson@veterinarycreative.com.  I am happy to appear to book clubs or other organizations through the internet.  All you need is a computer with high speed internet access.  Every month, I do a limited number of these events free of charge on a first come, first serve basis.  I am also happy to appear in person.  Please contact me for further details!