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Soul Companions: Animal Communication and Healing
Featuring holistic veterinarian and author Dr. Doug Knueven, animal communicators Joan Ranquet, Debbie McGillivray and Annette Gerwitz
A Special Event Focused on the Spirit, Life, Health, and Afterlife of Your Animal Companions!
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March 27, 2020 - March 29, 2020
Virginia Beach , VA

Animals bring so much joy and richness to our lives—now you can give them the gift of loving care and communication in return!

Our pets give us so much more than companionship, and we want to give them the care they deserve so they can live a long, happy, healthy life. We also want to better communicate with them better so we can take care of their needs as well as to enhance our bond with them as companions and guides.

We often look at our pets and wonder what they are thinking. After you attend this insightful and entertaining program, you just might KNOW what they are thinking! And, you’ll learn practical tools and techniques for helping the pets and animals in your world, including ways to reduce or even eliminate unwanted behaviors.

During this experiential weekend, you will gain new skills and practices like:

  • Animal communication for improving interactions and solving behavioral issues
  • Simple but effective alternative treatments such as massage and energy work
  • Natural nutrition, helpful remedies, and healthy lifestyle
  • Connecting with pets who have crossed over

You’ll also experience a full-day workshop on using the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) on your pets. EFT is an energy healing method that can quiet the nervous system, spur emotional healing, help alleviate physical pain, and lessen anxiety. Plus, you’ll have a chance to practice what you’ve learned with our adorable volunteer “demo dogs.“


“Those [animals] so domesticated in the present are dependent upon their masters for that consideration of their material as well as mental welfare—yet in each there is still the instinct, the predominant nature of that class or group-soul impregnation into which it has pushed itself for self-expression.” Edgar Cayce reading 2464-2 


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Past Attendees Say...

“Really gifted! Excellent speaker, natural and relaxed.”

“I learned so much. Joan helped me heal from pet loss and overcome my grief. Please bring her back!”

“Her life is an animal utopia. I admire her as a role model.”

”Dr. Doug is amazing. He has so much knowledge and experience to share. You can tell he really loves his work!”

“Great images and use of video—appreciate the humor too.”

“Very moving—touched me deeply emotionally.” 


PLEASE NOTE: You may find it helpful to bring a photo of a pet or animal you would like to communicate with. We love our pets, but they are not allowed to attend the program, please leave them at home.

Animals bring so much joy and richness to our lives—now you can give them the gift of loving care and communication in return!
Additional Info and Schedule
March 27 - 29, 2020
Virginia Beach Headquarters
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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received his veterinary degree from Ohio State University in 1987. He is the medical director at Beaver Animal Clinic in Beaver, Pa. (near Pittsburgh), where he shares duties with two other veterinarians. He has earned certification in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary Chinese herbal medicine, and veterinary chiropractic. He also has advanced training in natural nutrition, massage therapy, and homeopathy. Dr. Doug has been practicing alternative veterinary medicine since 1995. He lectures on the subject at state and national veterinary conferences including the annual AVMA convention and the North American Veterinary Conference, which is the largest veterinary conference in the world. He has written two books on the subject; Standby Me: A Holistic Handbook for Animals, Their People and the Lives They Share Together, and The Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog. He also authors the "Holistic Pet Care" column for Venture Inward magazine, available online to A.R.E. members. He is a regular presenter at A.R.E. Conferences in Virginia Beach.

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Annette is a psychic who has been in practice for more than 14 years. An intuitive, certified hypnotherapist, and psychic medium, she has studied at the world-renowned Fellowships of the Spirit School in Lily Dale, N.Y., and under Dr. Leonard Young at the Journey Within School for Mediumship in New Jersey. Annette maintains a private practice in Gloucester, Va., offering individual and group psychic readings. She is a speaker for the Edgar Cayce Forum and a workshop presenter for the A.R.E. Bookstore & Gift Shop.

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is an animal communicator, energy healer, equestrian, and author of Communication with All Life, Energy Healing for Animals, and several other titles. She is the founder of Communication with All Life University. She was chosen by MSN as one of the “Top 25 People Who Do What They Love.” Through private sessions, workshops, teleseminars, and speaking events, Joan facilitates a deepening of the human/animal connection. She has made numerous appearances on television and radio and shares her abilities as a communicator and healer in workshops across the country and tours throughout the world.

Enjoy our podcast interview with Joan on Reflections Radio/TV Show


is a professional animal communicator and pet intuitive with over 17 years experience. She is author of the books Animal Communication Boot Camp, Untamed Voices, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pet Psychic Communication. Debbie communicates with animals all over the globe and holds workshops to teach people how to access this ability. She believes that we all hold the ability to communicate with our animal friends and is dedicated to opening people’s hearts and minds to this phenomenon.