Wendy Furie is a veterinarian - and a Scottish bard. While the two professions might sound at odds with each other, she makes them work, in the modern world and as Swannoc Beag, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Laura Blasey of the Frederick (Maryland) News-Post has the story.
Furie, who works her love of animals into both of her lives, enjoys hunting and historical research, including the use of ferrets on the hunt. “You’re always learning something, and that I like,” Furie said. “Whether it’s veterinary medicine or medieval history, there’s always something I don’t know that I can learn.”