Dr. Debra Venable-Ball has been involved with the study of canids, both wild and domestic, for over thirty years. She likes to say she was born with a leash in her hand although her mother firmly denies this. She is Dean of the animal division of natural health at Kingdom College of Natural Heath where she is also a professor. She is the president of the American Society of Animal Naturopaths. She is both a Doctor of Philosophy of Natural Medicine and a Doctor of Animal Naturopathy. She has a Bachelor of Arts in history and is currently finishing a Bachelor of Science in Animal Studies and a minor in Art History. She is a consummate researcher with a keen interest in genetics, animal behavior, and history. She is also a notable artist specializing in canines. She is an all natural breeder and shows Chinese Crested dogs, Chinese Imperial dogs, American Hairless Terriers and Giant Rat Terriers under the Kennel name of Vanator. She is busy completing a homeopathic Materia Medica for dogs.