With a unique combination of personal and professional experiences, Caroline Levin has created several important resource books for dog owners.
Levin’s experience in healthcare began as a registered nurse. She specialized in such fields as ophthalmology, family practice nursing, and endocrinology. After a decade of nursing, Levin left this field to manage an ophthalmic veterinary clinic. It was here that she realized the desperate need blind-dog owners had for educational material. Since then, she has written the first two works on this topic: Living With Blind Dogs and
Periodically, Levin’s readers contacted her with questions about canine diabetes and its related problems. She realized that there was a need for educational material on these topics, too. Levin scrutinized the current literature, drew on her own nursing background, and consulted with dozens of experts. What began as a small diabetes text, evolved into a dissertation on immune disorders, metabolic disease, endocrine problems, and canine nutrition. The result was her third book, Dogs, Diet and Disease, winner of the prestigious Maxwell Award for "Best Healthcare Book 2001."
At the conclusion of that project, Levin was approached by yet another reader who explained the need epileptic-dog owners had for educational material. Levin’s latest work, Canine Epilepsy, takes a comprehensive look at one of the most common neurological problems diagnosed in dogs today.
Caroline Levin is also an award-winning dog trainer. She has an in-depth understanding of canine behavior and the methods used to successfully train dogs. She shows her dogs in AKC obedience trials and the new sport of musical canine freestyle.
Levin is frequently requested as a guest speaker and has written for a variety of publications. She has recently been honored with the title of Blind Dog Advisor to the new Hokkaido Animal Medical Center, Japan’s largest private veterinary hospital. Several of the author’ s books are currently in publication in Japan and she has plans to visit once they are in print.