Linda Bender

Linda Bender, DVM, spent 14 years devoted to veterinary work that included the rescue, rehabilitation, and protection of wildlife in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Her interest in spirituality and healing led her to found the Mind the Gap Wellness Center, as well as one of the first pet-therapy programs in Cincinnati. She is also cofounder of the nonprofit organization From the Heart. As an educator and author, Linda is dedicated to advocating for animals throughout the world. She is author of the book Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals.