Videos, Podcasts and Publications

Debra speaks widely on the topic of how mediation techniques can help people address conflicts without litigation. She has presented at veterinary schools, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Living With Animals conference, state bar association Animal Law Committee meetings, and animal interest group meetings.

Debra presents programs that teach people how to communicate, as a speaker and receiver of information without feeling they need to resort to litigation. She is the go-to person for information regarding the use of mediation in disagreements over animals for the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Sun Times, Bloomberg and the US News and World Report. Debra has shared her expertise with podcasts and other media outlets across the county. Debra also writes for Hamilton Law and Mediation and is a contributor to the Solo Practice University blog and the Canine Chronicle.



MAAP—Navigating the journey your pet will take if you cannot provide care by Debra A. Vey Voda-Hamilton
Published in Grey Matters for

‘A sense of peace’: Terminally ill woman finds help for pets in her final days
Article Written by Laura T. Coffey Featuring Debra About Continuity of Care Planning –
September 30, 2016

What to Do If Your Dog Bites Someone
Article Written by Carol Bryant Quoting Debra About Dog Bites and The Law – Fidoes Of Reality
May 16, 2016

A Dog’s Bark Is Better Than Litigation’s Bite
Article Written by By Veronica Dagher Quoting Debra – The Wall Street Journal
April 30, 2012

In Divorce and Custody Battles, Now It’s About The Dog
Article Written by Chris Taylor For Reuters Quoting Debra – Reuters
AUGUST 12, 2015

Divorce and Animal Custody by Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq.
An article for The Center For Understanding In Conflict

In a Divorce, Who Gets to Keep the Family Dog?
Bloomberg Article Written By Ben Steverman Based On His Interview With Debra
April 29, 2016

6 Small Business Lessons From a Pet Lawyer
Forbes Article Written By Emma Johnson About Debra’s Practice Success
May 29, 2015

Mediation & Collaborative Strategies: Creating a Safe Space for a Difficult Discussion
International Veterinary Social Work Summit at The University of Tennessee
April 11, 2013

Vets & Pets of Divorce, tips to Help Veterinarians Stay Out of the Fray & Avoid Confrontation

Nipped in the Bud, Not in the Butt: How to Use Mediation to Resolve Conflicts over Animals

How to work out conflicts in the vet practice with mediation
Tips in article written by Carolyn C. Shadle, Ph.D. in Veterinary Practice News
October 31, 2016

The Canine Chronicle
May 2017

Estate Planning: Providing for Your Pet’s Future
Question and Answer in article for Animal Medical Center
April 2, 2012

Fighting Over Fido: Conflict Resolution Tactics From the Pet Mediator
Tips in article by Kelly Hoey
October 10, 2015

Vetting the Conflict: Using Disclosure, Apology and Offer to Nip Conflict in the Bud, Before It Nips You in the Butt

Mediation of Pet Custody, Visitation and/or Possession Issues, together with Mock Mediation
Power Point on Mediation

Peacemaking in The Gay Dog Wars
Guest post written on

What to Do When Your Neighbor Hates Your Pet
Question and answers in Article by Valerie Trumps
May 29, 2014

Service Animal Loophole Map Precipitate its Demise
The Canine Chronicle

New York Divorce Mediation With Companion and Farm Animals

What to Do If Your Dog Bites Someone
Tips in article by Carol Bryant
May 16, 2016

Where will do shows be in 2021?
June 22m 2011

Mitigation vs Litigation
American Dog Breeders Association
Volume 41 Issue 4

Don’t forget about Fido: Strategies can help ensure pets are taken care
Comments in article by Cailin Brown

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