22 episodes

Pet custody, pet drama, pet problems and pet solutions will be featured with fabulous guests on Why Do Pets Matter?, a podcast dedicated to pets hosted by pet-focused attorney Debra Hamilton, Esq.

Why Do Pets Matter? Hosted by Debra Hamilton, Esq. Debra Hamilton, Esq.

    • Pets & Animals

Pet custody, pet drama, pet problems and pet solutions will be featured with fabulous guests on Why Do Pets Matter?, a podcast dedicated to pets hosted by pet-focused attorney Debra Hamilton, Esq.

    Dr. Thomas Nicholl "Discovering the Magic of Pets & Pet Law" on Why Do Pets Matter? Podcast #122

    Dr. Thomas Nicholl "Discovering the Magic of Pets & Pet Law" on Why Do Pets Matter? Podcast #122

    Thomas Nicholl Esq. "Discovering the Magic of Pets & Pet Law" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #122Former veterinarian Thomas Nicholl, Esq. shares some of the stories about pets healing and his practice as it evolved from veterinary into law. More About Thomas NichollThe choice of an attorney is a very important one. As a lawyer who is also a veterinarian, Dr. Nicholl is especially qualified to help you with animal legal issues and medical law issues. He is a former State of Florida Prosecutor with extensive trial experience, and is licensed with the Florida Bar Association and also a Veterinarian in Florida as well as being a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Find out more here: https://thomasnicholllawfirm.com/More About Debra Hamilton, Esq.Debra Hamilton is a pet lover extraoridinaire! Debra is a full-time mediator and conflict coach for people in disputes over animals and hosts Why Do Pets Matter? to further understanding, compassion and respect for animals globally.Go here for more: https://hamiltonlawandmediation.com/e-mail: Info@HamiltonLawandMediation.comphone: 914.552.5021Debra works both nationwide and internationally. She has far-reaching experience in resolving interpersonal conflicts involving animals, and she is also well-known in the world of purebred dogs as a top breeder and exhibitor of Irish setters and long-haired dachshunds. Debra speaks widely on the topic of how mediation techniques can help people address conflicts without litigation. She has presented at veterinary schools, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Living With Animals conference, state bar association Animal Law Committee meetings, and animal interest group meetings. Debra also writes a blog for Hamilton Law and Mediation and is a past contributor to the Solo Practice University blog and the Canine Chronicle. She has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and the New York Times, just to name a few.As the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC—the nation’s first solo mediation practice dedicated to helping people resolve conflicts over animals—Debra uses alternative dispute resolution to help address disagreements over the family pet during divorce, neighbors’ arguments over a barking dog, and confrontations between clients and veterinarians and other professionals who work with animals. HLM also looks forward to helping animal rights and welfare advocates see the benefit of having a conversation about the best interests of all parties—especially the animals—to resolve animal-related disputes. Debra is admitted to practice law in all New York State courts. She is certified as a mediator and collaborative professional and has worked with various court-based mediation programs in New York City (Queens-Community Mediation Service) and in Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York (Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers).

    • 34 min
    Is Now A Good Time To Get A Pet on Why Do Pets Matter Q & A with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #121

    Is Now A Good Time To Get A Pet on Why Do Pets Matter Q & A with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #121

    Is Now A Good Time To Get A Pet on Why Do Pets Matter Q & A with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #121If you were considering getting a pet now, here's what to consider in a new Q/A episode of the Why Do Pets Matter? podcast. Host Debra Hamilton answers questions from listeners on this less-than-five minute special question and answer episode! To ask a question, send it to WhyDoPetsMatterPodcast @gmail.com!More About Debra Hamilton, Esq.Debra Hamilton is a pet lover extraoridinaire! Debra is a full-time mediator and conflict coach for people in disputes over animals and hosts Why Do Pets Matter? to further understanding, compassion and respect for animals globally.Go here for more: https://hamiltonlawandmediation.com/e-mail: Info@HamiltonLawandMediation.comphone: 914.552.5021Debra works both nationwide and internationally. She has far-reaching experience in resolving interpersonal conflicts involving animals, and she is also well-known in the world of purebred dogs as a top breeder and exhibitor of Irish setters and long-haired dachshunds. Debra speaks widely on the topic of how mediation techniques can help people address conflicts without litigation. She has presented at veterinary schools, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Living With Animals conference, state bar association Animal Law Committee meetings, and animal interest group meetings. Debra also writes a blog for Hamilton Law and Mediation and is a past contributor to the Solo Practice University blog and the Canine Chronicle. She has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and the New York Times, just to name a few.As the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC—the nation’s first solo mediation practice dedicated to helping people resolve conflicts over animals—Debra uses alternative dispute resolution to help address disagreements over the family pet during divorce, neighbors’ arguments over a barking dog, and confrontations between clients and veterinarians and other professionals who work with animals. HLM also looks forward to helping animal rights and welfare advocates see the benefit of having a conversation about the best interests of all parties—especially the animals—to resolve animal-related disputes. Debra is admitted to practice law in all New York State courts. She is certified as a mediator and collaborative professional and has worked with various court-based mediation programs in New York City (Queens-Community Mediation Service) and in Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York (Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers).

    • 3 min
    Dr. Cindy Trice "Giving Veterinarians Relief" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #120

    Dr. Cindy Trice "Giving Veterinarians Relief" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #120

    Dr. Cindy Trice "Giving Veterinarians Relief" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #120Founder of Relief Rover, Dr. Cindy Trice, DVM shares why and how she built a practice around helping veterinarians in need on this episode of Why Do Pets Matter? plus enjoyable vignettes of how her dog and host Debra Hamilton, Esq.'s dog chose their respective husbands. More About Dr. Cindy TriceCindy Trice, DVM is the founder of Relief Rover (reliefrover.com) an online community for stakeholders in the veterinary relief niche. Cindy has over a decade of practice experience in 4 states and over 50 unique general, emergency, and shelter clinics. She received her veterinary degree from UC, Davis in 2004. After graduation she completed rotating internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Trice is a relief vet, consultant, author, and speaker.More About Debra Hamilton, Esq.Debra Hamilton is a pet lover extraoridinaire! Debra is a full-time mediator and conflict coach for people in disputes over animals and hosts Why Do Pets Matter? to further understanding, compassion and respect for animals globally.Go here for more: https://hamiltonlawandmediation.com/e-mail: Info@HamiltonLawandMediation.comphone: 914.552.5021Debra works both nationwide and internationally. She has far-reaching experience in resolving interpersonal conflicts involving animals, and she is also well-known in the world of purebred dogs as a top breeder and exhibitor of Irish setters and long-haired dachshunds. Debra speaks widely on the topic of how mediation techniques can help people address conflicts without litigation. She has presented at veterinary schools, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Living With Animals conference, state bar association Animal Law Committee meetings, and animal interest group meetings. Debra also writes a blog for Hamilton Law and Mediation and is a past contributor to the Solo Practice University blog and the Canine Chronicle. She has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and the New York Times, just to name a few.As the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC—the nation’s first solo mediation practice dedicated to helping people resolve conflicts over animals—Debra uses alternative dispute resolution to help address disagreements over the family pet during divorce, neighbors’ arguments over a barking dog, and confrontations between clients and veterinarians and other professionals who work with animals. HLM also looks forward to helping animal rights and welfare advocates see the benefit of having a conversation about the best interests of all parties—especially the animals—to resolve animal-related disputes. Debra is admitted to practice law in all New York State courts. She is certified as a mediator and collaborative professional and has worked with various court-based mediation programs in New York City (Queens-Community Mediation Service) and in Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York (Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers). 

    • 34 min
    Carolyn Shadle "Excellent Communications for Veterinarians and Pet Advocates" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Esq. Podcast #119

    Carolyn Shadle "Excellent Communications for Veterinarians and Pet Advocates" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Esq. Podcast #119

    Carolyn Shadle "Excellent Communications for Veterinarians and Beyond" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Esq. Podcast #119Carolyn C. Shadle, CEO of Interpersonal Communication Services and host Debra Hamilton share communications insight for pet owners, veterinarians and others who love pets in their lives. The power of good listening takes front row.  More About Carolyn ShadleCarolyn C. Shadle is the CEO of Interpersonal Communication Services. Carolyn has spent most of her life equipping adults with the skills and tools to build effective organizations, a sustainable environment, and healthy relationships. She has written numerous publications, hosted a TV interview show, and offered training in communication, planning, and change for corporate, public and non-profit audiences, as well as for parents and grandparents. She has had the privilege of traveling widely, offering training overseas as well as throughout the USA.Through ICS, Inc. she provides services that facilitate a fulfilling life. Carolyn is retired from university-based adult and continuing education, where she led and administered leadership development, business and finance management, and “soft skills” (the hardest). During her university career she held administrative positions at California State University, Long Beach, and San Jose; the University of Denver College of Business; and the State University of New York (Buffalo and Empire State College). Find out more: http://icsinc.info/about-us-communication-services/ More About Debra Hamilton, Esq.Debra Hamilton is a pet lover extraoridinaire! Debra is a full-time mediator and conflict coach for people in disputes over animals and hosts Why Do Pets Matter? to further understanding, compassion and respect for animals globally.Go here for more: https://hamiltonlawandmediation.com/e-mail: Info@HamiltonLawandMediation.comphone: 914.552.5021Debra works both nationwide and internationally. She has far-reaching experience in resolving interpersonal conflicts involving animals, and she is also well-known in the world of purebred dogs as a top breeder and exhibitor of Irish setters and long-haired dachshunds. Debra speaks widely on the topic of how mediation techniques can help people address conflicts without litigation. She has presented at veterinary schools, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Living With Animals conference, state bar association Animal Law Committee meetings, and animal interest group meetings. Debra also writes a blog for Hamilton Law and Mediation and is a past contributor to the Solo Practice University blog and the Canine Chronicle. She has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and the New York Times, just to name a few.As the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC—the nation’s first solo mediation practice dedicated to helping people resolve conflicts over animals—Debra uses alternative dispute resolution to help address disagreements over the family pet during divorce, neighbors’ arguments over a barking dog, and confrontations between clients and veterinarians and other professionals who work with animals. HLM also looks forward to helping animal rights and welfare advocates see the benefit of having a conversation about the best interests of all parties—especially the animals—to resolve animal-related disputes. Debra is admitted to practice law in all New York State courts. She is certified as a mediator and collaborative professional and has worked with various court-based mediation programs in New York City (Queens-Community Mediation Service) and in Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York (Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers).  

    • 36 min
    Anne Tomsic "How to Find a HypoAllergenic Dog" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #118

    Anne Tomsic "How to Find a HypoAllergenic Dog" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #118

    Anne Tomsic "How to Find a HypoAllergenic Dog" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton Podcast #118What happens if you love dogs but have an allergy? Pet lover and CEO of Preventive Vet, Anne Tomsic and host Debra Hamilton explore how to find pets who are easy on the allergies. Meet Beau, Anne's Portuguese Water Dog! Also covered in this episode, how Preventive Vet saves lives for animal owners by providing exceptional information.More About Anne Tomsic, CEO of Preventive VetAnne Tomsic has been a content and brand strategist most of her career but nothing has been more gratifying than collaborating with Dr. J to build Preventive Vet. Preventive Vet helps pet owners by providing them with a high quality, trusted resource for pet health and safety information. There is so much pet-specific content online that isn't well-researched, or it's written by someone who's paid to pitch a product or boost the advertising on its site, and sometimes that information is just plain wrong or lacking in substance. This 'mis-information' or lack of information could mean life or death for your pet, or at the very least the difference between a quick visit to your vet or prolonged suffering for your cat or dog. We think that needs to stop. The content on Preventive Vet is medically accurate, thoroughly vetted, and unbiased.Transparency and integrity are important. Find out more: https://PreventiveVet.comMore About Debra Hamilton, Esq.Debra Hamilton is a pet lover extraoridinaire! Debra is a full-time mediator and conflict coach for people in disputes over animals and hosts Why Do Pets Matter? to further understanding, compassion and respect for animals globally.Go here for more: https://hamiltonlawandmediation.com/ e-mail: Info@HamiltonLawandMediation.com phone: 914.552.5021Debra works both nationwide and internationally. She has far-reaching experience in resolving interpersonal conflicts involving animals, and she is also well-known in the world of purebred dogs as a top breeder and exhibitor of Irish setters and long-haired dachshunds. Debra speaks widely on the topic of how mediation techniques can help people address conflicts without litigation. She has presented at veterinary schools, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Living With Animals conference, state bar association Animal Law Committee meetings, and animal interest group meetings. Debra also writes a blog for Hamilton Law and Mediation and is a past contributor to the Solo Practice University blog and the Canine Chronicle. She has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and the New York Times, just to name a few.As the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC—the nation’s first solo mediation practice dedicated to helping people resolve conflicts over animals—Debra uses alternative dispute resolution to help address disagreements over the family pet during divorce, neighbors’ arguments over a barking dog, and confrontations between clients and veterinarians and other professionals who work with animals. HLM also looks forward to helping animal rights and welfare advocates see the benefit of having a conversation about the best interests of all parties—especially the animals—to resolve animal-related disputes. Debra is admitted to practice law in all New York State courts. She is certified as a mediator and collaborative professional and has worked with various court-based mediation programs in New York City (Queens-Community Mediation Service) and in Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York (Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers).

    • 30 min
    Dr. Mark Bamberger "Wolf Sanctuary Pet Attorney Shares His Passion for Animals" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #117

    Dr. Mark Bamberger "Wolf Sanctuary Pet Attorney Shares His Passion for Animals" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #117

    Dr. Mark Bamberger "Wolf Sanctuary Pet Attorney Shares His Passion for Animals" on Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton, Esq. Podcast #117This conversation dives into sanctuary and shelters for wolves and pets as Dr. Mark Bamberger shares the history of wolves who are saved from drug kingpins in this fascinating episode of Why Do Pets Matter? with Debra Hamilton, Esq. About Dr. Mark Bamberger, Esq.Dr. Mark Bamberger began working as a geologist and environmental attorney in 2007 for David Altman Law, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Soon after, he joined Baver & Bookwalter, LLP, a small general practice law firm in Miamisburg, Ohio. At Baver, Mark focused on bankruptcy and environmental law. In 2009, Mark founded The Mark Bamberger Co., LLC in Tipp City, Ohio. TMBC currently is a multi-million-dollar law practice with four offices in and around Greater Dayton and Cincinnati. The growing general practice currently focuses on divorce and custody cases, criminal defense, employment law, federal and state civil litigation, and animal law. Mark is a member of the Ohio Bar Association; having served two terms as the Chairperson of OSBA’s Animal Law Committee. He is general counsel for several animal rescue organizations and shelters in central Ohio and a wolf rescue and sanctuary in Indiana. He was past Vice-Chairperson and then Chairperson of the Dayton Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee.Mark is also involved in the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyer Project, occasionally providing pro bono divorces and bankruptcies. He is affiliated with the United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, The United States Appellate Court for the Sixth Circuit, and The Ohio Appellate Court for Second District. Bamberger regularly writes and publishes on his website (www.bambergerlaw.com) in the areas of criminal defense, appellate practice, motorcycle law, litigation strategy, animal law, and legal ethics in solo practice.More About Debra Hamilton, Esq.Debra spent 30 years as a practicing litigator, but she is now a full-time mediator and conflict coach for people in disputes over animals. Go here for more: https://hamiltonlawandmediation.com/ e-mail: Info@HamiltonLawandMediation.com phone: 914.552.5021Debra works both nationwide and internationally. She has far-reaching experience in resolving interpersonal conflicts involving animals, and she is also well-known in the world of purebred dogs as a top breeder and exhibitor of Irish setters and long-haired dachshunds. Debra speaks widely on the topic of how mediation techniques can help people address conflicts without litigation. She has presented at veterinary schools, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Living With Animals conference, state bar association Animal Law Committee meetings, and animal interest group meetings. Debra also writes a blog for Hamilton Law and Mediation and is a past contributor to the Solo Practice University blog and the Canine Chronicle. She has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and the New York Times, just to name a few.As the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC—the nation’s first solo mediation practice dedicated to helping people resolve conflicts over animals—Debra uses alternative dispute resolution to help address disagreements over the family pet during divorce, neighbors’ arguments over a barking dog, and confrontations between clients and veterinarians and other professionals who work with animals. HLM also looks forward to helping animal rights and welfare advocates see the benefit of having a conversation about the best interests of all parties—especially the animals—to resolve animal-related disputes. Debra is admitted to practice law in all New York State courts. She is

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

CaliGal44 ,

It’s all about your Pets!

This is a great podcast for anyone who loves pets (and who doesn’t?) or works in the pet industry. Debra is one of the leading experts on animals and the law and her passion comes through as well as that of her guests. A great listen!

Joseka jon ,

Great podcast!!

I listen is podcast. It is really great podcast! Love it!!

Alanna_The_Llama ,

Law & Animals

I love the combination of the law and animals, which I didn’t even know existed! It’s interesting to see some of the perspectives from law experts, who love animals, and how the law impacts animal care. The most important part, the host and guest’s love for animals shines, and they’re incredibly respectful towards opposing viewpoints. I’d love to see a future episode on topics like exotic pets (they’ve wreaked havoc in Florida) and puppy mills since these are some topics that come to mind when I think of American law and animals.

Top Podcasts In Pets & Animals

Listeners Also Subscribed To