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Sealing Memories: The Importance of a Pet Bereavement Counselor


“He was a mess of grief,” recalls Laurie. “Even more so as we gave him time to say farewell to his dog.” The scene was especially touching as the unconventional pairing demonstrated a sincere bond between a tough cowboy and his fluffy dog. Sharon Jantzen talks with Laurie Abshire, Pet Bereavement Counselor at Eden Memorial Pet Care in Paso Robles.

To, Through and Back to SLO County : A Newly-Minted Veterinarian’s Journey


Finishing out her last year at Cornell came to an early and abrupt halt two months before graduation. Across the country University hospitals closed to students. Elizabeth decided it best to make her way back “home” to the Central Coast where Megan Judge of Central Coast Polo welcomed her with open arms. Sharon Jantzen talks with newly-minted vet Elizabeth Peck about her journey of becoming a vet which takes her to, through and back to SLO County.

Keeping the Family Connection Through the Shutdown : Premier Ag


Premier Ag was deemed an essential business during the shutdown as they provide feed and other vital products for the horse, livestock and agricultural communities. Yet, several changes were made to survive the shutdown. Sharon Jantzen connects with Ashley Rider to get their survival story and what the future holds for this local business.