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 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 since.
My training in veterinary school provided me with all the tools to practice high quality traditional western medicine. Over my career, I became more focused on pain management and integrative approaches to manage my patients' health, comfort and wellbeing in a low stress 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 incorporated a gentle approach to maintain her health so she could continue doing the things she loved.
My Veterinary Acupuncture Certification was earned through the world renowned Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). I also am a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist trained at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. I have also received additional training through courses in Advanced TCVM Diagnostics and Acupuncture, Evidence Based Acupuncture, Introduction in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care, Multimodal Approaches to Pain Management, Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation, 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. My personal interest in these important relationships and attachments which we form with the animals in our lives led me to become certified in Human-Animal Bond studies. This provided me with a deeper understanding of the research behind human-animal interactions, and the interconnection between the health and wellbeing of animals and their people, 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; laser therapy; therapeutic massage and manual therapies; mobility and comfort assessment and counseling, including simple environment modifications to enhance wellbeing and quality of life; cognitive health and enrichment recommendations; 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, and International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. In my free time, I volunteer my veterinary skills at MSPCA Nevins Farm.
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