This week on Animal Instinct, Celia Kutcher is joined by Melanie Butera, DVM, a veterinarian with more than twenty years of emergency experience. She has owned the Elm Ridge Animal Hospital for the past ten years and the Stark County Veterinary Emergency Clinic before that. She has treated more than 100,000 emergency cases in her career and now enjoys the different challenges of private practice work. Dr. Butera and her husband, Steve Heathman, live in Canal Fulton, Ohio. She & her husband saved and raised Dillie, who is now part of the family.