I am a small animal veterinarian who developed a passion for natural medicine while I was living in New Zealand. My vet career was lucky enough to begin in the beautiful country of New Zealand. I was able to see how living off the land by growing our own vegetables and raising our own animals was the way to live the healthiest versions of ourselves. My pets were lucky to have lots of open space to run around in, and we were always at the beach or the river.
When we moved back to the States five years ago, my husband unfortunately developed an autoimmune disease. As we researched natural medicine options for him to avoid the horrible side effects of the treatment options his doctors were providing him, I realized that I was doing a disservice to my animal patients by not offering these holistic options to them. I began down the integrative medicine route, and I have never been happier. Through nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, essential oils, and supplements, every animal can achieve optimal health or feel their best even when they have a chronic illness or disease like cancer. I currently have my certification in acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine, and I am continuously learning about the other natural modalities and growing my knowledge base every day!
I started this business to provide pet owners with more resources for natural medicine advice and care, because we need to increase awareness of how amazing natural medicine truly is! My mission is to ensure that all pet parents have access to herbal medicine, supplementation and nutritional advice throughout their pet's lifetime. One of my greatest joys is the opportunity to collaborate with both pet parents and other veterinary professionals to ensure access to all available integrative options for pet health care.