About the Editors
Hilde Weisert is a poet, technology writer, and writing coach. She is a 2009 Virginia Center of Creative Arts fellow, a NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship winner, and editor of Teaching for Delight, published by the Geraldine Dodge Foundation. Her poems have appeared in magazines such as Prairie Schooner, The Sun, Ms, The Southern Poetry Review, and The Cortland Review. Her poem, "Finding Wilfred Owen Again," won the 2008 Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Award from Calyx Press. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Sandisfield, Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Arnold Stone
Elizabeth Arnold Stone is the Dean of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and Professor of Surgery. Throughout her more than 30 years as a teacher at four different veterinary schools, she has explored innovative methods to help students learn the art and science of veterinary medicine - and to understand the complexity of their relationships with people and their animals. She has published a textbook and more than 100 papers and book chapters on veterinary medical subjects. Elizabeth enjoys reading a variety of genres and has two cats, Nikki and Nora, who help her with her writing - usually by sitting on the keyboard or making her laugh. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.
Hilde and Elizabeth developed the first class in Veterinary Literature and Medicine which was offered in the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University. They co-founded the Society for Veterinary Medicine and Literature and have spoken on this theme at numerous conferences. Their article, "Perspectives in professional education: Introducing a course in veterinary medicine and literature into a veterinary curriculum," was published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2004, 224:1249-1253.