Now successfully placing more than 8,000 pets with new forever homes each year, Paula Bullock veterinarian provides a closer look at the process.
From rescuing, assessing, caring for, and fostering out, to placing countless pets with new guardians in forever homes nationwide, Paula Bullock veterinarian has been focused on animal welfare for more than 25 years. Establishing and ultimately selling her popular veterinary practice to proud new owners a number of years ago, Bullock then founded George’s Place – a North Carolina-based animal sanctuary which now pulls and adopts out thousands of pets each year, caring for them, and then transporting them, free of charge, to new forever homes throughout the United States.
At George’s Place Animal Sanctuary, unwanted, homeless, rescued, and abandoned pets are either fostered or adopted out, depending on the individual animal and its background, health, and temperament, according to Paula Bullock veterinarian. Short-term fostering, Bullock says, allows pets with complicated histories and other issues to adjust to life at home with individuals and families who are experienced in the fostering and adoption process. “Once adjusted, these pets can then find forever homes with new owners across the country,” adds the veterinarian and animal adoption expert.
Under Paula Bullock veterinarian, George’s Place Animal Sanctuary proudly provides free veterinary care and transport for adopted pets to their new forever homes across the U.S. Established and incorporated by Bullock more than 15 years ago, the charity is located in Durham, North Carolina. Durham, lifelong animal lover Paula says, is best known for its scholarly institutions and technology companies. “It’s also home to the popular Museum of Life and Science,” she adds, “which boasts incredible wildlife habitats for lemurs, bears, and more.”
“From cats and dogs to rabbits and guinea pigs, at George’s Place, we’ve been committed to placing rescued pets with forever homes across the U.S. for more than a decade and a half,” reveals Paula Bullock veterinarian, “and my team and I continue to look forward to doing more of the same for many years to come.”
Holding public charity status, George’s Place—as George’s Place Animal Sanctuary and Mobile Animal Care—backed by generous donations, gifts, and other contributions, now, thanks to Paula Bullock veterinarian and her team, successfully pulls and adopts out in excess of 8,000 cats, dogs, and other pets annually.
Since graduating as a veterinarian and opening her own practice in the mid-1990s, Paula Bullock veterinarian has spent her life focused on animal welfare, care, and adoption. Second only to family, Paula’s passion for animals, wildlife, the veterinary field, and the growing network of much-needed animal rescue, rehoming, and sanctuary organizations across the United States has even seen her turn her hand to hosting a popular pet adoption-focused radio show—The Petting Zoo—on a nearby local station. Outside of her professional and charitable endeavors, Paula Bullock veterinarian and her family enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors, and have a particular love of snow and water sports, among a wealth of other interests and hobbies.
Entrepreneur and snow sports fan Paula Bullock delves into the latest innovations taking the field by storm.
The world of snow sports is rich in modern innovation, with snowboarding, for example, only added to the Olympic Games as recent as 20 years or so ago, despite the games themselves being almost 125 years old. An entrepreneur with a background in the field, Paula Bullock offers a closer look at some of the latest innovations from the world of snow sports both in the U.S. and overseas.
“People are often surprised at how recent many of our favorite snow sports innovations are, and how prevalent innovation remains in the field today,” suggests Paula Bullock, an entrepreneur and snow sports fan from North Carolina.
Take snowboarding, for example, says Paula Bullock. “Invented three decades prior by an individual called Sherman Poppen, snowboarding was only made a part of the Olympics around the turn of the 2000s,” she reveals.
Also a fan of water sports, Paula Bullock is the name behind the popular Hexagon Wake Park in Johnston County, North Carolina. Paula has since gone on to further hone her skills as an entrepreneur, while also contributing significantly to a number of charitable organizations and other good causes, largely focused on animal welfare and rehoming.
Innovation has come thick and fast in recent years across both water and snow sports, according to Paula Bullock. From the birth of both wake boarding and snowboarding to modern safety and tracking technologies across each field, it has been innovations from the world of snow sports, however, which have, she suggests, wowed the most. “Advances in technology have seen incredible innovations tied to clothing, safety, performance, and more,” reveals the expert.
One particularly pleasing innovation, Paula Bullock reports, is tied to sustainability. “As an industry, the snow sports sector has become increasingly focused on sustainability in recent years,” explains Bullock. From biopolymer materials—designed to replace the mountains of plastic used in the snow sports sector in the past—to raw fabrics and a new reliance on recycling, it’s a huge move in the right direction, Paula suggests.
Paula Bullock recently revealed a growing demand for both snow and water sports in the U.S. and across wider North America, and demonstrated her family’s zeal for water and snow sports alike. She’s also spoken openly about her animal charity work, including establishing Durham, North Carolina-based George’s Place Animal Sanctuary, which provides free veterinary care and transport for re homed pets to families across the U.S.
In closing, Paula Bullock briefly turns her focus back to the latest innovations from the world of snow sports. “Beyond what’s already been mentioned, new technologies in other industries are also leading directly to additional innovation within snow sports,” adds the expert, wrapping up, “focused on safety, gadgets, and cutting-edge resort facilities in some of the world’s top skiing destinations, among a wealth of other new trends and innovations which are currently on the horizon.”
Veterinarian Paula Bullock provides expert insight into the top college majors for those looking to follow in her footsteps.
A respected veterinarian with more than two decades of experience, Paula Bullock has also established her own wildly successful nonprofit animal rescue, and, earlier in her career, hosted a popular pet adoption-focused radio show. Today at the helm of George’s Place Animal Sanctuary, which offers free veterinary care and transport to re homed pets, Bullock provides expert insight into the education options currently available to the next generation of proud veterinarians.
“Often I’m asked, ‘What are the best college majors for aspiring veterinarians?’” says Paula Bullock, speaking from her office in Durham, North Carolina, famed for its technology companies, scholarly institutions, and the Museum of Life and Science, home to wildlife habitats for bears, lemurs, and more.
It’s important, first and foremost, Paula Bullock reveals, that aspiring veterinarians tailor their undergraduate studies to the precise prerequisites of their preferred veterinary school where possible. Some schools, Paula Bullock says, also offer specialized majors in pre-veterinary studies. “Alternatively, aspiring veterinarians can look to earn an appropriate degree in a broader subject,” suggests the expert.
According to Paula Bullock, such pre-veterinary studies will typically focus on subjects along the lines of biology, chemistry, and math. “Additional coursework, however, will, of course, include animal science, for example,” adds Bullock, “plus the likes of biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, and similar.”
Top-rated veterinary schools in the U.S., it’s reported, as of 2020, include Paula Bullock‘s personal choice of North Carolina State University, plus Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Colorado State University, Ohio State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and California’s UC Davis. University of California, Davis, is, in fact, currently rated among the very best in the world for studies in this field, reports show.
Admission can be competitive, Paula Bullock states, across all facets of veterinary education, including when applying for many of the best prerequisite college majors for aspiring future veterinarians. Outside of focused pre-veterinary studies, some of the top college majors for those interested may include infectious diseases, epidemiology, biostatistics, and public health, according to Bullock.
“Those who undertake either pre-veterinary studies or complete one or more relevant majors may,” she goes on, “outside of veterinary work, also seek a future career in environmental technology, as one example, or as an animal technician, should they wish.”
Paula Bullock has recently spoken at length regarding the latest pet adoption statistics, breakthrough innovations within veterinary medicine, and, earlier this month, showcased the crucial advocacy work of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She’s also opened up about the many ways in which pets can be good for your health, explored the Labrador Retriever’s place as the nation’s favorite dog, and has talked in detail about her own lifelong love of animals.
Paula Bullock briefly returns her focus to the best college majors for aspiring veterinarians. “Regardless of any prerequisite studies, anyone wishing to pursue a career as a veterinarian will eventually be required to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,” notes Paula Bullock in closing, “plus complete the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination, and acquire full licensure in order to either diagnose or treat pets and other animals in practice.”
From cats and dogs to birds and other pets, Paula Bullock veterinarian reveals the nation’s most popular animal companions.
With cats and dogs taking second and third place respectively in terms of America’s most popular animal companions in 2020, Paula Bullock veterinarian takes a look at eighth through fourth and reveals which surprise pet lies in first place overall this year.
“With dogs and cats in second and third place respectively, small pets, such as rabbits, gerbils, and hamsters, take a combined fourth-place spot on the list of America’s most popular pets in 2020,” reveals Paula Bullock veterinarian, speaking from her office in North Carolina.
Fifth on the list, meanwhile, Paula Bullock veterinarian goes on to reveal, are birds. “There are believed to be more than 15 million pet birds in the U.S. today,” says Paula Bullock veterinarian, “with a similar number of reptiles and horses also kept as pets across the country.”
Accordingly, reptiles and horses take sixth and seventh place on this year’s list, with around 13.5 million of each delighting their many millions of animal-loving owners nationwide. “In eighth place are saltwater fish,” explains Paula Bullock veterinarian, giving a clue, perhaps, as to what might have beaten both cats and dogs to the top spot.
“That’s right,” says the respected veterinarian, “because, in first place, are freshwater fish.”
Paula Bullock qualified as a veterinarian in 1993, graduating from North Carolina State University in veterinary medicine, and, shortly after, establishing her own practice in nearby Durham. Paula Bullock veterinarian has since gone on to host a popular pet adoption-focused radio show, set up a local low-cost veterinary treatment initiative, and became the name behind wildly successful nonprofit animal rescue, George’s Place Animal Sanctuary, which now adopts out an incredible 8,000 or more animals annually.
Conducted last year, a 2019 report carried out by leading market research publisher Packaged Facts found that more than half of American households now have at least one pet. Its study—Pet Population and Ownership Trends in the U.S: Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets, 3rd Edition—found that a total of 54 percent of American individuals, couples, and families alike now share their homes with at least one animal companion – be that a cat, dog, bird, reptile, one or more fish, or another creature entirely.
According to business data platform Statista, 63.4 million U.S. households now own a dog. The same is true of cats in 42.7 million households, where finding two or more individual felines is common, while between 4.5 and 5.7 million homes also boast a pet bird, reptile, or other small animal, based on the German online statistics portal’s latest findings.
While freshwater fish are the most plentiful pets kept in the U.S., only around 11.5 million households boast an aquarium, according to Paula Bullock veterinarian – far fewer than the 42.7-63.4 million that are home to cats or dogs.
“Because, however, each aquarium likely holds many, many individual fish, they remain, by some margin, the most plentiful pets in America today, totaling an estimated 170 million in all,” concludes North Carolina-based Paula Bullock veterinarian, rounding off her countdown of the nation’s most popular pets in 2020.
Beating the German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, and French Bulldog to the top spot, the Labrador Retriever has once again been named the nation’s favorite dog breed by the American Kennel Club, and it’s certainly not for the first time, as Paula Bullock veterinarian finds out. Here, the North Carolina-based expert and lifelong animal lover explores the breed’s incredible 28-year reign as America’s best-loved variety of pooch.
Based on registration statistics for the past 12 months, the American Kennel Club releases an annual list of its most popular breeds nationwide. Last year, the ever-popular Labrador Retriever topped the list ahead of the German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, French Bulldog, and Bulldog, which took second through fifth place, respectively. “It comes as little surprise that the Labrador Retriever should top the list once more,” says Paula Bullock veterinarian, speaking from her office in North Carolina, “having now been the most popular breed, according to the American Kennel Club, since 1991.”
The whole top five, in fact, Paula Bullock veterinarian goes on to reveal, has now remained unchanged since 2017. “In 2017, the smaller French Bulldog replaced the Beagle, and the thick-set, low-slung traditional Bulldog fell from fourth place into fifth,” she explains.
Prior to this, the Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Beagle, and Bulldog had ranked first through fifth since 2013, according to the expert. “Although change is slow to occur at the top of the list generally speaking, it’s incredible to think that the nation’s favorite dog breed has remained unchanged for almost 30 years,” says Paula Bullock veterinarian.
Born in Lumberton, following high school, Paula Bullock attended North Carolina State University for undergraduate and veterinary medicine. She graduated in 1993 and completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, before taking her first job at an emergency facility back in Raleigh, close to where she studied at North Carolina State University. “It’s amazing that, for as long as I’ve been a qualified veterinarian, our favorite dog breed in America has not changed,” Bullock points out.
According to Paula Bullock veterinarian, the Labrador Retriever’s place as the nation’s favorite breed of pooch comes down largely to its temperament. “Friendly, active, and outgoing, Labrador Retrievers make great pets,” she explains.
Sweet-faced and lovable, Labrador Retrievers are, Paula Bullock veterinarian says, also high-spirited companions, perfect for individuals or couples, and often similarly suited to family life, too. “Sweet-faced and lovable, Labrador Retrievers typically have more than enough affection to go around,” she reports, “regularly making them a wonderful choice for families looking for a medium-to-large dog.”
The Labrador Retriever was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as its 74th breed. They now recognize a total of 196 distinct dog breeds, according to Paula Bullock veterinarian. “In addition to being America’s favorite dog breed among families, couples, and individuals alike, the Labrador Retriever,” adds the North Carolina-based veterinarian, wrapping up, “is also among the top breeds selected to be trained for guide dog duties, and to work in life-saving search and rescue roles, both in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world.”
Lifelong animal lover Paula Bullock veterinarian shares her passion for nature, pets, and animal welfare.
A lifelong animal lover, Paula Bullock veterinarian graduated in 1993, having attended North Carolina State University for undergraduate and veterinary medicine. Now over 25 years on, Paula maintains her love of pets, nature, and animal welfare alike, establishing her own veterinary practice, animal sanctuary, and more in the process.
“I’ve always loved nature and wildlife, and pets have always been a feature in my life,” reveals Paula Bullock veterinarian, who lives in North Carolina.
Qualified for over 25 years, Paula Bullock veterinarian graduated in 1993, completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and then promptly took her first job at an emergency facility in Raleigh, North Carolina, close to her place of study. By the age of 23, Bullock had already opened her first practice, Greenwood Veterinary Hospital, based in the North Carolina city of Durham.
Paula Bullock’s passion for the field led her to become one of only a small number of individuals in the country capable of performing innovative and often life-saving I-131 radioactive iodine treatments for cats, dogs, and other much-loved family pets.
In 2009, due to her love of animals and the overwhelming abandonment of pets stemming from the economic downturn, Paula Bullock veterinarian established Affordable Animal Care, again, in Durham, North Carolina. “My goal was to provide low-cost or free veterinary care for those in need in the community,” she explains.
Along the same lines, Paula Bullock veterinarian is the name behind the wildly successful nonprofit animal rescue, George’s Place Animal Sanctuary. The sanctuary successfully adopts out over 8,000 pets every year, according to the lifelong animal lover and veterinarian.
Veterinarian Paula Bullock has previously spoken at length on topics including pet adoption, the latest innovations within veterinary medicine, and more.
Paula Bullock veterinarian is also a fan of enjoying the outdoors, and is an authority on water and snow sports. In addition to her veterinary and animal welfare work, Paula Bullock formed and opened Hexagon Wake Park in 2012. “Eight years ago, a growing passion for water and snow sports led me to establish Hexagon Wake Park,” she explains.
“Now something of an authority on water and snow sports as a result,” adds Paula Bullock veterinarian, wrapping up, “establishing Affordable Animal Care, George’s Place Animal Sanctuary, and Hexagon Wake Park have all been part of an amazing and full-time adventure.”
Expert Paula Bullock veterinarian offers a professional look at the latest animal adoption figures.
Amid widespread uncertainty stemming from the ongoing global health crisis, animal adoption and foster rates for the first half of this year have been overwhelmingly positive. With adoption numbers trending up and far fewer animals now in shelters than anyone could have anticipated, Paula Bullock veterinarian provides an expert look at the current adoption landscape for cats, dogs, and other pets across the United States.
“Amid the prospect of early lockdown measures stemming from the ongoing global health crisis, rates of adoption for March of this year, in particular, were up significantly on last year,” reveals Paula Bullock veterinarian.
“With lockdown looming, and with families and individuals alike across the U.S. anticipating spending much more time at home, adoption rates, particularly among cats and dogs, trended significantly up compared to the same period during the previous year,” she explains.
The number of animals in shelters fell further as owner surrenders also slowed, while rates of temporary fostering increased at the same time, Paula Bullock veterinarian goes on to point out. “Once shelters had to finally close their doors to the public amid the worsening pandemic, remaining sheltered animals were then placed in loving foster homes,” says Bullock. “As a result,” she continues, “the number of animals confined to shelters across the country has fallen to a record low.”
According to the Humane Society of the United States, in some cities, rates of adoption and fostering combined have increased by as much as 90 percent. “It’s been a bright light in an otherwise dark time,” suggests Paula Bullock veterinarian. “Around half of these animals have been permanently adopted, while the rest are now in long-term foster care,” adds the expert.
In terms of fostering alone, this represents an increase of as much as 197 percent, based on the same figures. Elsewhere, shelter intakes are deemed to be down by around 70 percent based on numbers from the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
Paula Bullock veterinarian graduated in 1993 and promptly completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. “Born in Lumberton, North Carolina, I attended Raleigh-based North Carolina State University for undergraduate and veterinary medicine,” she reveals, looking back. “Following my internship, I soon opened my first veterinary practice at the age of 23,” Paula Bullock veterinarian goes on, “in Durham, North Carolina.”
Bullock also began hosting an animal adoption radio show—The Petting Zoo—on the nearby local radio station, WDCG. “The show became a huge success,” she explains, “and I began featuring animals from local area shelters for adoption.”
Paula Bullock veterinarian’s practice, Greenwood Veterinary Hospital, also became a huge success, and, seven years later, was sold by the veterinarian to become Tyson Animal Hospital.
Bullock subsequently shifted her focus to other areas of medicine. Animal rescue, however, she says, remained a primary focus in her life. This would ultimately lead to the formation of Paula Bullock veterinarian’s nonprofit animal rescue, George’s Place Animal Sanctuary, sometime thereafter.
“To this day, we continue to adopt out over 8,000 pets every year,” adds Paula Bullock veterinarian, wrapping up, “providing free veterinary care and transport all over the U.S. to their new forever homes.”