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Meditative Story

Dr. Kwane Stewart


Upon graduating from the renowned Colorado State University Veterinary program, Dr. Kwane Stewart has been a California practicing vet for over 20 years. After serving as the Chief Medical Officer of Vetco Hospitals, Inc. in San Diego, Kwane took the reins of a struggling municipal shelter as County Veterinarian and reversed one of the worst euthanasia rates in the country.

During a five-year tenure as a vet in a struggling area of California, Dr. Kwane began to form a true appreciation for those that struggle to afford health care for their pets. One day, on a whim, he headed downtown with some medical supplies. He set up a table near a homeless food bank, and invited anyone with a pet to be examined and treated at no charge. Now, years later, his journey is being chronicled on a new television series, called “The Street Vet.” It follows him as he travels the streets of California helping pets, and people alike, while retrieving some of the most remarkable and inspiring stories of sacrifice and hope. With that came the founding of Project Street Vet. Stewart’s nonprofit provides free veterinary care, treatment, and support to the pets of individuals experiencing homelessness and/or financial hardship and is expanding across the country.

Most recently, Kwane completed a six year stint as the Chief Veterinary Officer of American Humane, and Director of their legacy program, No Animals Were Harmed, protecting over 100,000 animals every year around the globe on film and TV sets. Now he serves as Netflix’s Veterinary Consultant in charge of Animal Oversight.

Their Story

When a difficult work environment leaves veterinarian Dr. Kwane Stewart depleted, he starts to consider walking away from his profession. It’s only through an unexpected encounter that he rediscovers the magic of his craft.