Dr. Michael W. Fox

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Animal Doctor



Dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of other animals, improving their health and well-being and our relationships with them and the natural world.

"We've got a fox in the henhouse, looking at how we keep our livestock, and its name is Michael Fox!"
--From an Agribusiness publication, circa 1982.

Welcome all animal lovers, owners, trainers, breeders, care-providers, and students of animal care, health, welfare and bioethics to my website. I am a veterinarian, graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, London, England in 1962. I did post-graduate research on animal behavior and development in the US, where I now reside, earning a PhD in medicine, and a DSc in ethology/animal behavior from the University of London. I am a member of the British Veterinary Association, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and an Honor Roll member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

I have been writing the syndicated newspaper column "Animal Doctor" for over 40 years and this has given me a wide-angle view of the health and behavioral issues affecting companion animals.

For more details about my concerns, philosophy, and views on a diversity of inter-related topics from conservation, environmental protection, animal welfare, protection and rights, to bioethics, sustainable agriculture, genetic engineering, and food safety, quality, and security, visit some of my writings posted on this personal website. Several of these subjects have been addressed at some length in various books that I have published, titles and order-contact details being featured on this website. New books of relevant interest, including books for children, will be reviewed. Go to


to check out and order any of my own book titles that may be of interest to you.

I will provide news updates on veterinary advances in pet health care, nutrition, disease treatments and preventions, and post health alerts and advisories concerning disease outbreaks and product recalls.
Now please go to the Menu, and look over the various topics that I discuss in the shared goal of helping you get the best out of your animal companions by giving them the best of what they need. They deserve no less for all that they give to us.

My ultimate mission is to help heal the broken bonds between my own species and other living beings and the natural environment for the good of all: One Earth, One Health.


India's Animals:
Helping the Sacred & the Suffering


 By Deanna L. Krantz & Dr. Michael W. Fox. One Health Vision Press.2016.  8.5" x 11" 144 pages, Full Color. Order from CreateSpace books/Amazon.com. List Price: $27.99 available on Kindle for $3 (or $0.99 if you bought the print version.)

This richly illustrated book details the trials and tribulations of setting up an animal shelter and free veterinary services in the heart of a unique wildlife region in S. India, the UNESCO designated Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve. 

Deanna Krantz founded and directed India Project for Animals & Nature (IPAN) to indirectly help the indigenous village and tribal peoples by improving the health and well-being of their farmed animals and of the dogs and cats in these communities.  Against local and national opposition, disinformation and death-threats, the long-distance “death march” of cattle to slaughter, wildlife poaching, land encroachment and the tragic plight of elephants wild and captive were investigated and documented.

Putting compassion into action and seeking justice for all, she became the voice for animals’ rights and for the indigenous peoples who cared but were silenced by the authorities. This book shatters the myth that animals regarded as “sacred”, especially cows and elephants, are treated humanely, and paves the way for greater transparency and progress in addressing the tragic plight of the animals and all who depend upon them, and the fate of the last of the wild.

We continue to support our veterinary team headed by Dr. M. Sugumaran and purchasing this book you will be helping us sustain this support and spread the message for the good of all.

Dr. Fox morning ritual of playing shakuhachi flute
as the resident pack of rescued dogs sings along at his wife Deanna Krantz's animal refuge in India.


Click on the link below for
India Project for Animals and Nature:

India Project for Animals and Nature





First, support your local animal and environmental protection organizations: Act local and think global!  Then please visit the following non-profit organizations that need public support to help animals wild and domestic and the environment we share at home and abroad.


World Veterinarians www.worldvets.org

Union of Concerned Scientists www.ucusa.org

Animal Legal Defense Fund www.aldf.org

Center for Biological Diversity www.biologicaldiversity.org

Natural Resources Defense Fund www.nrdc.org

Environmental Working Group www.ewg.org

Prakriti Save Nature Trust www.prakritigudalur.in *

Project Coyote www.projectcoyote.org **

Project Coyote is a national non-profit organization based in Northern California whose mission is to promote compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science and advocacy.


* Dr. Fox and his wife Deanna Krantz are Trustees. For details of this work and issues in India see their book India's Animals: Helping the Sacred & the Suffering.

** Founded and directed by Camilla Fox, daughter of Dr. Fox
Check the link below for a Dr. Fox C-Span feature concerning "Animal Testing"

Dr. Michael W. Fox on C-Span

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Dr. Michael W. Fox

What right do we humans have to exploit other animals?  Where does that right come from and what are the limits if any?  What duties or obligations do we have in our relationships with our dogs, cats and other animals domesticated and wild?

          Follow and support Caroline Kraus and her Moments of Truth Project documentary film as she travels across the U.S. asking people, who variously live, work with and care for animals, these and other relevant questions.

Is there an overriding consensus and what are the reasons why people respond very differently to these questions, which in part examine our character, culture and future?

The viewing and discussion of this kind of documentary should be part of every school curriculum and will be of interest to all who work with, profit from and care for animals. Project Home Page: http://momentsoftruthproject.com/  To see the interview with Dr. Fox go to http://momentsoftruthproject.com/dr-michael-fox/