Why In Home Veterinary Holistic Care:
Your pet can receive holistic or complementary medical care in the comfort of your own home, without the stress or difficulty that can be associated with travel. The home environment is more relaxing for your pet and more convenient for you.
A small animal veterinarian for dogs and cats since 1998, I graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. After working in the San Francisco Bay area, I returned to my native Massachusetts to be near family, and have been practicing veterinary medicine here ever since.
My training in veterinary school provided me with all the tools to practice traditional western medicine. However, over my career, my interests focused more on pain management and an integrative approach to manage my patients' health, comfort and wellbeing in their home environment. I started exploring holistic options when my own Lab started showing signs of aging, including arthritis in her joints. I wanted to keep her happy and active throughout her life and found that integrative medicine was the best approach to maintain her health so she could continue doing the things she loved.
My Veterinary Acupuncture certification was earned through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. I also am a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. I have received additional training through courses in Advanced TCVM Diagnostics and Acupuncture, Evidence Based Acupuncture, Introduction in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care, Pain Management, Nutrition and Massage Therapy.
The close bonds we develop with our faithful companions provide health benefits that include emotional, physical, psychological and social aspects that enrich our lives. To expand on my personal interest in this important role our animals play in our lives, and also ours in theirs, I became Human-Animal Bond Certified. This provides me with a deeper understanding of the science behind this very special relationship we have with our 4-legged family members so I can better support you and your pet.
My advanced training enables me to provide multiple treatment options. This might include acupuncture; nutritional supplements or herbs; therapeutic massage and manual therapies; mobility and comfort assessment and counseling, including simple environment modifications to enhance wellbeing and quality of life; palliative home care; hospice care and supportive care to cancer patients. I am happy to work with your primary veterinarian and veterinary specialists and am able to provide complementary care in addition to the care you are already giving your pet.
I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, and International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. My chocolate Lab, Willow, and I are certified as a Pet Therapy Team with the Delta Society/Pet Partners and Tufts Paws for People. Additionally, I volunteer my time and veterinary skills at MSPCA Nevins Farm.
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