We were heartbroken to learn of the recent death of Joel Woolfson, a brilliant veterinarian and close friend, who spent many hours here when pets needed special surgery. Joel had a huge heart, ever apparent when he was with animals—especially Annie, his beloved rescue dog and soul mate. Joel and Annie were deeply connected—it was hard to tell who rescued whom—and when Annie died a couple of years ago, Joel never fully recovered from her loss. We will hold onto the memory of this unassuming, remarkable man, who may never have understood how meaningful his life was on earth. He was a gift to us all, beyond words.