Sit Stay Heal - How Dogs can teach us about Living Well. The author Renee Alsarraf is veterinary oncologist and a wife and mother. She is also a cancer survivor and wrote this book to discuss her journey through diagnosis, treatment and successful remission. Throughout this she had two teams with her. Her work team, whom she credits for so much with pet oncology treatment as well her own, and her “home team” of her husband (also a veterinary specialist) and her son....and of course her dog.