Dr. Katie Woodley
BVSc, cVMA, GDVCHM
You should never have to hear there's nothing else you can do for your pet and be left with no hope.
You know there’s gotta be another way to help your pet feel their best, but you’re just not sure where to start.
Maybe conventional medicine isn’t working anymore for your pet’s cancer treatment.
Or your dog’s allergies are out of control, and you’re worried about how miserable your furry family member feels.
Maybe you’re wondering if there’s a better food that you can feed your fur family that will help prevent disease.
Have you ever wished that you could find a partner in your pet's veterinary care to listen and provide guidance on a more holistic approach to your pet’s health rather than making you feel like your wrong for asking about real food and herbs?
You’re in the right place.
This is where I come in to provide clarity, education, and hope again. There is another way to help your pets feel their best again, and I'm here to partner with you.
I'm Dr. Katie Woodley, an expert holistic veterinarian, who's on a mission to make sure pet parents like you have treatment options for their pets, along with empowering you with holistic medicine education that can help your pets thrive.
However, my passion for holistic medicine started long before The Natural Pet Doctor became an entity.
My veterinary career started in the beautiful country of New Zealand. I was blessed to go to veterinary school in New Zealand and then fell in love with a Kiwi, no not the bird, which is why I stayed for a few more years to begin my veterinary career.
The beautiful countryside, ocean, and mountains were a dream come true, and this is when I had my first taste for a more holistic lifestyle that included growing our own vegetables, raising chickens, and even our own lambs and sheep. However, I missed my family back in the States and we came back a few years after finishing school to continue life in Colorado.
Six months after moving back, our lives changed. My husband developed an autoimmune disease, and this solidified my journey into holistic medicine. Doctor after doctor told us that food didn't matter, herbs wouldn't work and that he'd have to be on strong immuno-suppressive drugs for life, but as we continued to research on our own, we found that other people were having success with a more holistic lifestyle.
I started to wonder why I wasn't doing this for my patients. I didn't know it existed for pets. We weren't taught this type of medicine in veterinary school.
However, I knew there had to be another way.
I was the one telling patients there was nothing else I could do for them, and I knew how that felt going through that with my husband. As I delved deeper into researching holistic medicine for pets, I found that there was another way, and it provided a lot more options than just approaching health from a conventional perspective.
Becoming certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine was a game-changer in helping pets feel their best. I integrate conventional medicine knowledge with a holistic approach to achieve better patient outcomes than using conventional medicine alone.
Why is this important for you?
By partnering with hundreds of pet parents through the years to optimize their pet's health through nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements, I've been able to fix diseases that supposedly couldn't be fixed and improve longevity and help pets feel their best, even if they were dealing with cancer.
My soul pup, Finn, truly showed me that when we integrate holistic medicine into our pet's lives, they can do well and live longer than if we only had conventional medicine, even if with a brain tumor diagnosis that led to seizures.
Finn was given 1 week to live after a CT scan showed a brain tumor that was creating severe brain swelling and impinging on his optic nerve. Surgery was not an option for our 10-year-old German Shepherd and radiation would most likely leave him blind due to the location of the tumor. Conventional medications, such as prednisone and anti-seizure meds were prescribed to reduce the brain swelling but left Finn unable to eat, stand, and led to vomiting and diarrhea. I was able to take him off of these meds and utilize acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements, alongside nutrition to give him another 10 months of an amazing quality of life.
Whether you need one-on-one guidance or you're looking for holistic education to empower yourself to help your pet, I've got you covered.
Partnering with amazing companies like BasePaws, PetSitters International, and GreatPetCare, I feel blessed to be able to share how holistic medicine can help pets live their best lives through webinars and writing articles.
The results I get with pets are why I do what I do. Every pet deserves the best chance possible at living a life free of pain, anxiety, GI issues, skin disease, and cancer. Even if your pets don't have issues, I can help them with our preventative care plans or Wellness Guides, blog posts, and webinars.
Susan was able to give her kitty a better quality of life and regained hope again that she could help him through holistic medicine:
"I'm so happy to have found Dr. Katie! I spent countless dollars with regular vets regarding issues with my 16 yo cat. Tests that were showing nothing, and told to just give him meds. They all chastised me for feeding him a raw diet, which I firmly believe in. Dr. Katie did the opposite. She also put him on some Chinese herbs and enzymes to address what are obviously GI issues. He began improving within just a couple of days. I highly recommend Dr. Katie for your holistic veterinary care!"
And Kerry finally resolved a skin condition in her dog that had been going on for years when we partnered together to figure out the best nutrition and herbal medicine:
"I was looking for a naturopathic vet and there are none in San Antonio. I stumbled upon Dr. Katie doing a Google search and it helped so much that she can do Telehealth consultations! Within the initial consultation, my dog improved tremendously from recurring staph infections from what may be leaky gut syndrome. She was able to treat him successfully without antibiotics which we’ve previously done many times and the recurrence always comes back with a vengeance. It was frustrating. Also, I don’t have to drag my dog to the vet. It’s all done virtually. So far the experience has exceeded my expectations in service, outcomes, and convenience. I highly recommend her. She’s so flexible, patient, and responsive. My dog is happy and healthy."
I'm obsessed with making sure you have all of the treatment and preventative care options, ranging from conventional to holistic to ensure your pet thrives and lives a long and vibrant life. Whether you decide you need one-on-one care with a personalized consultation, or you're like me and love the DIY life and figuring out things first on your own, you have options and I'm able to provide that through my pet membership webinars, courses, blogs, and social media.
Make sure you're following me on social media to get a head start on how to help your pets live their best life and thrive naturally.
Grateful that you're here,