May 8, 2023

My Heart Dog Ludo | Dr. Adrienne Anderson #215

My Heart Dog Ludo | Dr. Adrienne Anderson #215

Veterinarian Adrienne Anderson talks about her “heart dog,” Ludo the Great Dane mix.

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Many dog lovers have had a dog they consider to be their “heart” dog – an extra special bond with an extra special dog. Veterinarians are no different! Dr. Adrienne Anderson was blessed with Ludo.

Listen in to hear about how Ludo impacted her life, and how she got through the grief of losing him two years ago.

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About Today’s Guest, Dr. Adrienne Anderson:

Dr. Anderson grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. She left for college to attend CU Boulder and majored in geography and anthropology. She subsequently went on to earn a Master’s degree in physical anthropology. With a long-held passion for animal care, she began working in veterinary medicine after graduation.

A painful cancer diagnosis in her own dog catalyzed a desire to be a veterinarian. She went back to school to complete the necessary coursework to apply to veterinary school. She attended Colorado State University and became a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. She had both of her two beautiful baby girls during her education there.

She lives in Boulder, CO, with her two daughters and husband. Dr. Anderson has been practicing small animal medicine since graduation and is thrilled to now be able to combine her passion for communication, writing, and medicine to help a large population learn about and process topics in canine cancer.


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