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Ep 31: Dr. Robert M Miller- Equine Veterinarian, Cartoonist & Legend

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On today’s show, I’m joined by Dr. Robert M Miller.

Dr. Miller is an equine behaviorist, veterinarian, and author.

He was born in New York on March 4, 1927, and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After serving in the infantry in World War II, he graduated from Colorado State University in 1956. He established the Conejo Valley Veterinary Clinic in Thousand Oaks, California in 1959, and was the pioneer of the larger multi-doctor practice.

Thirty-one years later, he retired as a renowned veterinarian and expert in ethology. He began a speaking career and visited every continent giving lectures.

He has published many books on horsemanship, but what you might not know is that he has also published several comedic cartoons. To date, Dr. Miller has published over 20 books.

On top of this, he has authored 50 scientific papers and hundreds of magazine articles for both veterinary journals and equine publications.

Dr. Miller has received multiple professional awards for his achievements in both veterinary medicine and equine behavior. In 2004, Miller was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Western States Horse Expo and is a recipient of the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award in 1995.

As I listen back to this episode, it struck me how much I was smiling throughout. Partly, this is due to a level of nostalgia, but also because Dr. Miller is such a funny, warm and engaging person to spend time with.

So sit back and enjoy this episode with a man for whom legend seems too small a word. I give you my conversation with the wonderful Dr. Robert M Miller.

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