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Excited Children in Science Class

Dr. Rosie Helps
The Animals


A young girl chases her dreams and becomes a veterinarian in this imaginative and playfully illustrated picture book with an empowering message.




Finalist 2023

New Release!

La Doctora Rosie

Ayuda a los Animales


Praise for Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals

"...This is a very special book that will contribute to stimulating bright minds and excitement in children, particularly from underrepresented backgrounds... ” --DR. RUBY PERRY, DVM, MS, Ph.D., DACVR, Dean, Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine

"As a holistic veterinarian, I am thrilled with this book..."

      --KAREN R. FINE, DVM, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Family Doctor

"It is so special to see the “Zoobiquity” concept being shared in such a thoughtful and approachable way for children—and with such wonderful illustrations!"  

    --Dr. BARBARA NATTERSON-HOROWITZ, New York Times bestselling co-author of Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and

       Animal Health 

“The engaging story and beautiful illustrations of Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals showcase to young people the diversity among animals and their appreciation when we help them...” 

      --DR. MICHAEL BLACKWELL, DVM, MPH, Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS (Ret.), Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee

        (2000 – 2008),  Director, Program for Pet Health Equity, College of Social Work, University of Tennessee  

"Based on real-world veterinarian approaches, but far more diverse in its embrace of powerful solutions and approaches to life...." 
      --D. DONOVAN, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“In the inspiring picture book Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals, a veterinarian’s daughter dreams about treating animals in need herself.”    

     --Foreward Clarion Reviews (starred review)

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The Story of Dr. Rosie 

The story of Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals began with a picture of a baby giraffe with a neck bandage who was successfully treated at a veterinary medical center. This inspired Jennifer Welborn, the author, to create a story about Rosie, a young girl who travels the world helping animals who have common afflictions that children experience. While the story of Dr. Rosie is fictitious, it is based on and informed by real-world veterinarians.


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Do animals get earaches?  Sore throats?  Stomach aches? Who helps them if they can’t talk? 

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