C.E. Spaulding, D.V.M., studied veterinary medicine at Michigan State University and practiced veterinary medicine for over thirty years. In addition to practicing veterinary medicine, he owned his own farm animals including horses, goats, poultry, pigs and cattle.
Jackie Clay is a trained veterinary field technician with over twenty years experience. She she is also a prolific writer, having written four books and hundreds of magazine articles. She is a regular writer for Backwoods Home Magazine, writing on animal care, gardening, canning and other topics of rural, self reliant living interest. She lives on a remote homestead in Northern Minnesota with her family and lots of animals.