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1. Any equal and opposing force or power. 

2. The state of being in equilibrium or balance. 

3. In radio, a counterpoise evolved during the 1890's with the Marconi antenna and is a network of wires or cables at the base of the antenna used as a substitute for an earth (ground) connection. 


CoPo Pets tells the curious stories of animals and answers questions all about pets.


We investigate strides in veterinary medicine and current wildlife research with the Pet Diva, Dr. Yoeny Calas Dobson. 

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In our pilot, Slow and Steady Wins The Race, we take you backstage at Riverwoods Pet Hospital, where Dr. Yoeny Calas Dobson (the Pet Diva, short for Doctor of Insightful Veterinary Advice) treats whatever wild or tame creature walks through her door, from Fido the dog to a roaring lion or South American Kinkajou. One of her rescues, a Mojave Desert Tortoise named Ivan, leads us to the popular red rock desert in Utah, where his relatives will surprise you with their hospitality and amazing reproductive strategy - you won't believe your ears! ​

The main difference between a tortoise and a turtle is that tortoises dwell on land, while turtles live primarily in the water. 


These reptiles are as old as dinosaurs, dating back to more than 220 million years ago. They are found on all continents except Antarctica. 

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Dr. Yoeny Calas-Dobson, DVM, has been a practicing veterinarian for more than 20 years, with extensive education and experience in caring for wildlife, ratites, avians, reptiles and other exotic animals in addition to cats and dogs.


Born in Cuba, Dr. Dobson emigrated to the United States with her parents when she was two years old and grew up in the Miami, Florida area where she flourished both academically and socially. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 1980 and then pursued her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University National Autonomous de Mexico, in Mexico City.


After attending the Animal Medical Center in New York City for a postgraduate program, she moved to Oklahoma City, where she specialized in Ratites (ostriches, emus, and rheas).

She practiced emergency medicine and surgery, and performed ranch calls to the surrounding cities. In 1993 she relocated to Provo, Utah and established RiverWoods Pet Hospital in 2000. 

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Dr. Dobson performing surgery, spaying a raccoon. 

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