Certified Veterinary and/or Animal Naturopaths & Natural Animal Health Coaches
(Who have kept up with continuing education and re-certification)
Dr. Kim Bloomer, VND
Aspenbloom Pet Care
Dr. Bloomer is an animal naturopath certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal health. Having worked in veterinary medicine as a veterinary assistant for years, she later went on to earn her doctorate in veterinary naturopathy.
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Dr. Bloomer is also a proficient blogger, writer, speaker, podcaster and presenter on natural pet care. Dr. Kim’s articles have been featured in various publications in both print and online. She is the author/co-author of four books: Whole Health for Happy Dogs, Animals Taught Me That, Essential Oils in Animal Care: A Naturopathic Approach, and Be Transformed, Be Renewed, Be Well.
Dr. Kim’s background includes education, training, knowledge, experience, and personal research in carnivore nutrition, toxic chemical-free living with an emphasis on aromatherapy.
Dr. Jeannie (Jeanette) Thomason VND
The Whole Dog
Dr. Thomason is an animal naturopath, certified in small animal nutrition & aromatherapy with over 30 years of practical experience in animal health. Dr. Jeannie has worked with animals holistically since 1984. Having been a licensed veterinary technician and a natural rearing breeder of champion show dogs, she went on to earn her doctorate in veterinary naturopathy.
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Dr. Jeannie’s articles have been featured in various publications in both print and online. Her book: Natural Rearing: Breeding & Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended was published in December 2015. She also co-authored the book: Essential Oils in Animal Care: A Naturopathic Approach.
A natural rearing dog breeder for over twenty-seven years, she is also the founder of the Natural Rearing Dog Breeders Association. Dr. Jeannie has positively influenced thousands of animal owners, sharing her knowledge of natural and holistic animal care through her consultations, articles and books.
Dr.Jeannie’s background includes education, research, knowledge, and experience in natural hygiene, species specific animal nutrition, anatomy, physiology, behavior, toxin-free environmental living and aromatherapy.
Dr. Sarah Reagan, CVND
A Horse’s View
Sarah Reagan, CVND holds a doctorate degree in veterinary naturopathy and is the first to be certified in equine naturopathy and nutrition from the American Council of Animal Naturopathy (ACAN). She also holds the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Homeopathy from the British Institute of Homeopathy/USA and is a registered homeopath. She is currently writing and teaching equine naturopathy through ACAN, in addition to having a private consulting practice in applied equine ecology and clinical homeopathy/naturopathy.
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Her first book, Equine Nutrition: From a Species Appropriate Perspective was published the end of 2012. She is also working on developing a model of Applied Equine Nutritional Ecology. This model will be a tool that can be used to examine and evaluate all components of an equine feeding program within any industry sector. Having been a certified small commercial organic farmer, she understands sustainable growing methods and believes that in order to sustain and nourish the animal directly we have to create a sustainable cycle from cradle to grave of all the food components including the growing methods.
Dr. Reagan is a dedicated student of Goethean science, and thus in all aspects of her working with and teaching about equine ecology she applies a philosophy of a wholeness and conscious participation in nature. She is an ardent advocate for a biocentric approach to domestic equine welfare. Dr. Reagan states: “The horse/human association has changed greatly in recent years – and continues to change. While there is much in the way of so-called “natural” horse keeping and training methodologies, many are still not based upon what is truly in the best interest of the horse. There is a profound misunderstanding of what constitutes a species appropriate care and management system for the domestic equine, and we have instilled an anthropocentric ideology in too many instances within equine welfare and training. The flip side of that methodological coin is the continued treatment of horses as though they were machines to be used as desired and lubed as needed. All species are biocentric; we do not need a “melding” of these two methodologies. We need a new approach, one that can be woven into the fabric of human nature while consciously participating in the horse’s true nature.”
She is instructor of the equine nutrition class at ACAN and currently resides on a small farm outside of Knoxville, TN with her family of horses, cats, husband, and mother.
As a child I had a great admiration for nature and an immense love for animals. To choose my profession was very easy for me: at the age of 5 years I told people I wanted to become a vet for horses.
I finished my studies at the University of Ghent in Belgium in 1983 as Doctor in Veterinary Medicine and started my own practice for horses and pets.
In 1986 I became certified by the ‘International Veterinary Acupuncture Society’.
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Later I studied Homeopathy, Herbal medicine, Bachflowers, Aromatherapy, Neuraltherapy, Lasertherapy.
In 2011 I was introduced into a new field the “Transferceutical Science” and the importance of the Immune System.
In 2012 I became Shamballa Basic Master Healer.
One of my biggest passions were Arabian horses and I owned two mares. I was for years a fighter for the welfare of the Arabian horse in the show world and I gave lectures and educated many people in this field. I became a National judge for Arabian horses and Miniature Horses. I have now a new challenge, a Pura Raza Espanola stallion and his little Miniature friend.
Another of my passions is the Saluki. I brought 2 Salukis to many Show Champion titles. I became a Natural Rearing Breeder of Salukis.
Recently I found another passion: the Ragdol Cat. I own one and showed her to Grand International Champion. My future project is to have a Natural Reared Ragdol Cat litter.
I am available for consults on nutrition for dogs and cats and for consults on natural rearing. My specialty are consults for ill diagnosed animals and to find the root cause of the imbalance in the health of an animal.
Dr. Tracie Laliberte, CNVD
Tracie Laliberte, CVND, Ph.D. ABD , holds a doctorate in veterinary naturopathy from Kingdom College of Natural Health. She ascribes to the philosophy that all living things are self-organizing, self-healing, self-maintaining and self-transcending. she also believes that illness in our canine companions is something that ultimately can be prevented by doing things in everyday life that promote optimum health. Aside from holding a doctorate in Animal Naturopathy, she is a natural rearing dog breeder, trainer, AKC judge, exhibitor of show dogs, winner of Best Junior Handler at Westminster Kennel Club and Crufts Dog Show.
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Tracie is currently working on a second Doctorate of Philosophy about “dogs” at Salve Regina University. “I’m examining the human side of our relationship with the domesticated dog,” she explains, “most people don’t make the connection that Rover is actually a human-constructed technology which also offers an array of physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits.”
Tracie has instructed classes in Canine Communication, Holistic Approaches to the Bond, and basic dog care with the Newport Learning Connection, Providence Learning Connection, and The Boston Learning Society. In addition, she is an active AKC judge, a speaker for civic and community groups, a former recipient of the Dog Writer’s Educational Trust, has written for the AKC Gazette and is currently a dog columnist for the Sun Chronicle newspaper. She was formerly the Vice-President of the Alliance of Purebred Dog Writers (APDW), and currently a member of Framingham District Kennel Club as well as a certified Aromatherapist and Reiki Practitioner. Tracie is still active in her family’s full-service kennel and in addition to her professional writing, she works as an adjunct Professor at Rhode Island College and Fisher College and is one of ACANs approved partner in education.
Natural Animal Health Practitioners & Educators
Certified as Natural Animal Health Coaches & Animal Naturopathic Consultants
(who have kept up with continuing education and re-certification)
Thomas Sandberg, CSAN
Certified in: Small Animal Naturopathy
The Animal Naturopath
I’m the founder of Long Living Pets Research Projects, a 30-year one-of-a-kind observational study into the benefits of feeding raw food to dogs and cats. I currently (December 2018) follow 6000 dogs and 800 cats from around the world; they are all fed a species appropriate meat-based raw food diet. I’m also researching natural approaches and modalities to use for preventing chronic diseases like cancer in dogs and cats, and I consult owners with dogs and cats that have cancer sharing natural protocols that I have developed over the last 18 years based on the knowledge gained from my 20 years of research into dis-ease in pets.
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I currently in the process of rising funds for a rescue and rehab center that will adopt pets from shelters that are not adoptable due to illness or behavioral issues. I will give these pets an opportunity to live out their lives in a natural, safe and happy environment. Something many of these pets have never experienced in their lives. No pet deserve to end their life by a needle. I will make this center a source for education and share my approach so this can be replicated anywhere in the world.
Joy Eriksen, CSAN
Certified in: Small Animal Naturopathy
Joyfully Healthy Pets
I grew up in the farm country of rural Pennsylvania. I have always had a great love of all animals, but the dog in particular. The first dog that was mine alone and that I was solely responsible for, was when I was 19. I was in college studying to be a pre-school teacher. One day, into the school where I was working, pranced the cutest little 3-month-old puppy you ever saw. I took her home and Gypsy became my constant companion for the next four years. Sadly, I lost her to a severe spinal cord injury.
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From that time on, I have never been without al least one dog. I trained and showed in obedience competition taking my dogs to advanced degrees and winning High in Trial. I also became an Animal Control Officer and a State Humane Officer for the local Humane Society.
I have also continued my work with very young children. Exploring the connection children have with dogs the health benefits that dogs provide to the young child. I watch my dogs with the children and I marvel at the relationships there.
My journey into Naturopathy began in 2005, when my dog, Hobbes, began to have seizures after his 2nd rabies shot. From that point on I have not had a vaccination for any of my dogs. But I was still feeding kibble, and using other toxins on my them. In 2005, I also experienced my own health crisis when I was diagnosed with an auto immune disease. I dove into health and nutrition and with the help of an amazing Dr., I was able to over come it. Sadly, I did not make that connection for my dogs and I continued to feed kibble.
In 2011, my Golden Retriever became ill and died from cancer. I finally saw the light and started feeding raw. I studied all I could find about raw feeding. Since I had no one to teach me, I learned in the trenches how to feed. In 2012 I found a radio show on the internet called “Animal Talk Naturally” hosted by two amazing women. I started listening to their archived shows and began to apply what I was learning from them which included unlearning a few things, such as feeding veggies.
I am also passionate about how a dog’s mind works. I love raising my dogs to be the best expression of who they are. I am also learning the impact that trauma, (and what trauma actually is,) can have on a young dog as it grows and develops. In the last three years, I have been studying with some amazing trainers in a method called “Natural Dog Training: or drive training. I am also studying the body language of dogs.
My latest passion has been the microbiome and the enteric nervous system. This field is so new and is growing so rapidly. I am fascinated by this entire field of research.
Gloria Gray, CSAN
Happy & Healthy Canine Wellness
Our animal companions bring so much to our lives. They are our best friends, our confidants, and our traveling buddies, as well as our protectors when needed and the clowns who make us laugh when we are sad. Doesn’t it make sense that they deserve the very best for their health and well being? Of course they do! As guardians of loving animal companions, we all want what is the very best for them. It is this love for them that has led me to become a small animal naturopath.
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My love for animals started as a small child. Thankfully, my Mom is a very patient and understanding soul who was willing to let my sister and I have many pets over the years. We had pet rats, dogs, cats, turtles, salamanders, rabbits and horses when I was growing up. What always fascinated me though, was how their wild counterparts lived in their natural environment. As a girl, one of my favorite pastimes was exploring the woods near our home in Northern California, looking for horned toads and garter snakes, building forts out of branches and wild grasses, and watching the array of insects, animals, reptiles and birds that lived there. Nature and its harmony were always my best friends, bringing a sense of comfort, peace and nurture.
That love for nature and animals has stayed with me throughout my life. I now share my home with five wonderful canine companions, and enjoy working in my herb garden. For a long time though, I was like most pet guardians, feeding processed foods and using standard veterinary services because this is what we are told is being a “responsible pet owner.” Sadly for my dogs, I had drifted from my roots and love of all things natural when it came to their care.
After a series of health issues suffered by my canine family that were not helped by conventional veterinary care, and in fact I discovered that most were brought on by that very care, as well as the processed foods they were eating, I was inspired to venture forth on a learning journey to find natural and safe alternatives to bring my companions to a true state of health. This brought me full circle to my early love of all things natural and wild, and when my quest began in earnest to search out what nature had to offer in all aspects of health and wellness for my companions. This eventually culminated in my decision to study animal naturopathy.
Learning the ways of Nature and its wealth and bounty is such a treasure! Now, it is my goal to share, empower and educate as many other loving pet guardians as possible on their own unique wellness journey with their animal companions. It is my belief that once you begin to see the true bounty of nature, how all things work together in perfect harmony to promote true healing and balance, you will never look back!
Susan Schultz, CSAN
Certified in: Small Animal Naturopathy
TriSong Tibetan Terriers & Pumik
Since as far back she can remember, Susan has had a love of and fascination with animals, big and small, domesticated and wild. She has been showing, training and naturally rearing/breeding dogs for 43 years and has spent several years caring for big cats at a wildlife rehabilitation center. Her formal education has taken her through 7 universities including medical school, culminating 28 years later in a PhD. A life-long learner, she is always taking courses in diverse subjects such as canine nutrition, genetics/epigenetics, animal behavior and homeopathic remedies. She currently lives on a homestead in rural Maine with her beloved dogs, cats, cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, horses, bunnies, ducks and chickens. Susan has been sharing her knowledge of nutrition and homeopathic remedies with her puppy owners and anyone who would listen for many years.
Angelica Asiesiukiewicz, CAN
Country Life Naturally
Website: Coming Soon!
Angelica is new to the world of naturopathy and natural pet health. After seeing her animals suffering from complications with various medications, she decided enough was enough. She began researching various natural modalities, and realized that she could combine her love of animals with her new dedication to natural health and wellness. Now, both her and her fiancé have transitioned to an organic/natural lifestyle, and have adapted all of their animals to the laws of nature. As their journey began, Angelica shared it with her friends and family, who also have slowly transitioned to a natural lifestyle. Angelica hopes to bring knowledge and passion to all of those who are pet owners and is thrilled to see where this new adventure takes her.
Anita Bothwell, CSAN
Unleash Natural Health
Anita was born in Oregon and raised with her four sisters in the rural farming community of Sherman County. One of her earliest memories is on the back of a horse, and as a child, she loved all animals, her many kitties, her horses, her 4-H sheep, and every bird, rabbit, mouse and creature that came across her path. It wasn’t until adulthood that Anita’s world forever changed by the canine companionship of a pregnant Rottweiler named Mia and her puppies Maggie and Pantera. Man’s best friend had permanently stolen her heart.
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Anita began to seek a better path to health for her animals after the devastating loss of her cherished English Mastiff, Cyrus, in 2013 to cancer and the subsequent heartbreaking death of her young Basset Hound, Max, just two years later also to cancer. Her quest led her to the American Council of Animal Naturopathy where she learned the truth behind everything she had been missing about the real path to health and wellness for all of God’s creatures. This epiphany led her to leave a 12-year career in local government to help others discover and implement the laws of health as mandated by nature so that they too can see their beloved pets live long happy and healthy lives, just as they deserve. Anita currently resides in Central Oregon with her significant other and their two dogs, Darby and Emma.
Holly Mourant, CAN
Website: Coming Soon
Holly has always had a strong affinity to care for and nurture all animals. She was lucky enough to grow up with all kinds of beautiful creatures such as fish, snakes, salamanders, turtles, newts and always had a dog and a cat. Her parents believed in and instilled in Holly that caring for pets properly,meant providing for their needs over ours.
Holly became a Veterinary Technologist because she wanted to work closer with the animals and figure out why her first German Shepherd and her cat suffered mercilessly at the hands of such great veterinary care only to discover it was that care that was harming them.
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Holly has a deep love of horses and dogs, particularly German Shepherds. She has bred two litters, raised them naturally and plans to naturally raise another litter again one day. Holly’s first purebred German Shepherd 20 years ago came with some health and behavior issues that was able to changed naturally. Her health problems disappeared with a different approach to training and the introduction of raw food. Holly still works as a Veterinary Technologist in a traditional but progressive and open clinic where she is able to utilize her training as a Homeopath and a raw food educator. She has also had a raw pet food business for 17 years and has herself been feeding raw food for 18 years. Holly stated: “I am excited about the direction being an Animal Naturopath will take me!”
Holly lives with a very understanding and patient husband who lives with her love and abundance of animals and 6 cats, 6 dogs (all naturally reared), 3 horses, a gecko, a fish, a tarantula and a rabbit.
Rhonda Jewel, CSAN
Holistic Pet Care LLC.
With over forty years in the holistic health business for people and twenty years of practical experience in the animal holistic health care field, Rhonda has the knowledge and understanding to help animal owners follow the health-giving path she has lived and taught. She has shared her wealth of information about natural and holistic animal care with pet owners all over the country through her online business Holistic Pet Care LLC.
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Rhonda is well-versed in the preventive, natural health care of animals through proper species-appropriate nutrition and other natural and holistic healing modalities.
Her background includes many years of education, study and research, training and lots of hands on experience in animal nutrition, animal naturopathy, homeopathy, TTouch, Healing Touch, massage for pets, behavioural psychology, toxin-free organic living, using and making colloidal silver, aromatherapy, herbology, growing organic herbs and flowers for herbal remedies, using crystals for healing and to raise the vibrations of products she creates, and above all, invoking the power of positive thinking and prayer.
Her goal is ‘Empowering Pet Parents To Raise Happy, Healthy, High-Vibe Pets’
Chantal Regan, CAN
Mind Animal Spirit LLC
Chantal Regan’s passion for animals and living a natural/organic lifestyle has led her to animal naturopathy. She enjoys helping pet parents to acquire the knowledge necessary to apply lifestyle changes to promote healing and better health. Life is full of experiences. Making lifestyle changes can take patience and trust. Chantal works with pet parents in a way that is adaptable with them. She holds their hand through the process of applying changes to optimize healing and letting go of fears. “It is beautiful to see the results in people and their companion(s) – Better Health and a Foundation to Thrive!” ~Chantal Regan
Wendy Lovas, CSAN
Certified in: Small Animal Naturopathy
Website: Coming Soon
There once was this dog…
Isn’t that how a lot of great stories start? Well, the most important chapter of my life was centered around 20 pounds of canine craziness and his name was Solan. Solan wasn’t the perfect dog by a long stretch, but he was perfect for me. I wasn’t the perfect owner for the first half of his life either. I did everything by the book with conventional medication and food, but there was something that made me want to do better, be better, for him. So, I started researching natural health and alternatives and just about everything that I found that could improve his life turned into something that improved mine. He set me upon a path that led me to animal naturopathy and natural wellness.
Solan is no longer with me, but his spirit remains and continues to push me to learn and better myself. It is my hope that I can share the knowledge I’ve gained to help inspire people find the path to wellness for the “Solan” in their life.
Midi Fairgrieve, CEN
Certified in: Equine Naturopathy
Midi was born and brought up in Scotland, and began her love of horses, like many little girls, with riding lessons at age 6 on a Shetland pony called Crackers. By age 10, she wanted my own pony but that dream had to wait until adulthood and seven years ago she decided it was time for horses again in her life.
She had no intention at that point to become an equine naturopathic consultant; that all began because the horse she bought came to her with regular bouts of colic. As a long-standing nutritional therapist and detox expert, she knew his diet was the natural place to start resolving his condition.
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“At this point, I knew very little about the equine diet and after taking a short on-line course in equine nutrition, I changed his feeding and the colic started to get less and less, eventually fading away altogether. However, it wasn’t long before he began to get chronic sweet itch and I started to look for a much more in-depth understanding of equine diet and lifestyle, one rooted in naturopathic principles. It was then that I found the certification course at the American Council of Animal Naturopathy.
This course has been profound training, life changing for me, involving hours and days and weeks studying and making changes in the way I feed and keep my 3 horses. I don’t know whether this new found passion for equine health and healing will spill out into a new career, but I’m open to change. Since 1992 I have been a professional counsellor, nutritional therapist and spiritual healer for people and I can see a time coming where I work with both animals and people. The principles are the same, supporting the individual person or animal to heal themselves by identifying and removing obstacles to healing and by using natural methods and remedies that work with the body’s natural processes, not against them.
Midi lives and works in southern Spain (Malaga province) with her partner, their son and a variety of animals.
Angie Wells, CAN
Certified in: Animal Naturopathy (both equine & small animal)
Equine Essential Wellness
Angie Wells, is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist and Equine Sports Trainer whose passion is to empower horse owners to care for their horses naturally. Through her business Equine Essential Wellness, she has been educating and coaching horse owners for over a decade. Adding the A.C.A.N. Animal Coaching Certification to her knowledge and background aligns and enhances the services and consultations that she offers. She specializes in teaching on and utilizing essential oils for horses and combined now the Principles of Naturopathy to improve the horse’s overall wellbeing.
Kristin Clark, CSAN, CCNC
Certified in: Small Animal Naturopathy & Carnivore Nutrition
Canine Health Promotion
Kristin Clark discovered the field of animal naturopathy while searching for ways to help ease her dog Barkley’s various health issues. Naturopathy and its tenets made a great deal of sense to her, and as she started to implement them, she saw drastic improvement in all of her dogs’ health. Because she has had pets and foster dogs that have struggled with various issues (itching, arthritis, and behavioral issues, to name just a few), she knows well how hard it can be to find help for them using conventional means.
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Kristin has found her passion and her bliss in educating and empowering other pet owners in helping their own pets live optimally and thrive by addressing the root cause of their pet’s problems instead of following the conventional route of symptom suppression. Kristin is excited to learn and grow with each new client she works with. Whether you are looking for a true “wellness” program or your pet needs a bit of support on their journey to regaining true health, Kristin can guide and empower you. Consultations are available via email or phone.
Kristin also a published author (Let Food Be Their Medicine…) and has an online magazine called Raw Pet Digest that contains a wealth of information about how to help support your carnivore pet in achieving health and wellness naturally.
Deborah Wood, CSN, CCNC
Certified in: Small Animal Naturopathy & Carnivore Nutrition
Logical Dog Animal Naturopathics
Debbie started her healthier dog food journey as the head chef of Buddies Natural Pet Food in Victoria, BC and her desire to learn more led her to the American Council of Animal Naturopathy. During her years of study she gained certification in carnivore nutrition and small animal naturopathy and can be found speaking at seminars and teaching people one on one through “Logical Dog”, her carnivore consulting business.
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Debbie Wood has been teaching people how to feed their pet carnivores for over ten years. She has been a pet health columnist in the Cowichan Valley Voice for two years and owns Lucky Dog U-Bath and Urban Daycare in Duncan, BC. Debbie has also been published in Pet Connection magazine.
Debbie lives with her two dogs Crash and Tana and a cat called Vinny. She also spends some time with her husband, Lars.
Lezia Munn CCH. CSAN
Certified in Small Animal Naturopathy & Carnivore Nutrition
“It tall began with Moonlight a pure black feline that passed at the age of six due to cancer. That morning of her passing I promised Moonlight I would find the reasons why this occurred, and assist as many felines as possible to thrive.”
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Lezia has a unique understanding and passion for the feline and has dedicated the rest of her life to the wellness of each and every cat that crosses her path.
Lezia specializes in feline nutrition/naturopathic wellness, and in addition is a certified classical Homeopath/ certified animal health coach.
Rikki-Lee Schroder, CSAN
Lily Moon Holistic Pet Products
Certified in: Small Animal Naturopathy
My journey down Natural Health Street began after my then-veterinarian diagnosed my little boy, Popcorn, with kidney disease. I was told that nothing could be done to improve his condition and that it was “just a matter of time”. I felt completely helpless and nauseous on the drive home. How could there be nothing to help him? I immediately started researching natural therapies and found very promising information on animal nutrition. I created a special diet plan for Pops and also introduced some natural supplements. After a month his condition had improved significantly and he was looking much more like his normal self. I realized then that food has the power to heal. I kept Pops on his new diet and looked for schools offering natural animal health programs.
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Through the Global College of Natural Medicine; the School of Sacred Healing Light; and the American Council of Animal Naturopathy I have respectively earned certification as a Holistic Chef for Animals; an Animal Healing Practitioner and Usui Reiki Master; and as an Animal Naturopath. My life is devoted to animals and their wellbeing, which means that I never plan to stop growing my knowledge of natural health.
I live in Cape Town, South Africa with my two beautiful little girls, Tiger-Lily and Alaska. They are my life, my inspiration, my dance partners, my pit crew, my reason to smile every day … I could go on and on. They are my everything. Together, we hope to help others improve the lives of their pets by teaching them the healing power of Nature. Health is fun! Give your pets the opportunity to thrive.
Anthea Appel, CSAN
Cats N Dogs Naturally
Anthea lives in New York City with her two robustious cats, Suukye the Burmese and Poppy the Siamese. When not taking care of animals, or studying another natural health modality, she is the author of fiction and non-fiction books.
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Anthea specializes in Canine and Feline naturopathic health care. She has studied Chinese Medicine (Cupping & Moxibustion), Homeopathy, holds a certificate in Cat & Dog Iridology from the Through the Eye International Animal Iridology Center and was certified in small animal naturopathy at the American Council of Animal Naturopathy in the Fall of 2012.
Certified Carnivore Nutrition Consultants
(who have kept up with continuing education and re-certification)
Breanne Altherr, CCNC
I started working with dogs in 2006. I actually started out as a bather in a pet store, but quickly became a groomer after attending a grooming academy. Over the next ten years grooming and working with dogs, I was constantly running into dogs that were suffering from obesity and many other health challenges like allergies, skin infections, poor teeth, yeast, tear stained eyes, etc. You name it, I saw it. It was obvious to me that there was something to this.
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Diet has always been a priority to me when it comes to our dogs, but particularly for the last 10 and a half years or so. Experience and research had taught me a lot, but I wanted more. This led me to The American Council of Animal Naturopathy (A.C.A.N.) where I chose to pursue certification in Carnivore Nutrition Consulting. This has helped to be able to better help guide families with dogs suffering from dis ease become families with dogs that are no longer just getting by, but are thriving. I absolutely love educating and empowering families to take control of their pets health and wellbeing and the results are priceless. Although my primary focus is helping dogs be well, I enjoy training just as much and love being able to assist my husband, our trainers, and clients in any way possible. So whether it’s in a nutrition consultation or in group class, I look forward to meeting you and your dog(s)!
Susan Lewelling, CCNC
Susan lives on a mini-farm in East Tennessee with her husband, her pack of Carolina Dogs, goats and various fowl. She enjoys participating in Barn Hunt trials with her dogs and is a Natural Rearing Breeder of America’s First Dog, the Carolina Dog.
Susan first discovered Animal Naturopathy when one of her dogs suffered an adverse reaction to vaccines and the veterinarian had no answers so she began researching on her own and was soon switching him to a raw diet and toxin free lifestyle. Her passion has evolved into teaching her clients and puppy families how to help their carnivore pets to thrive by feeding a Species Appropriate Raw Diet and following the Eight Laws of Health. Susan can be reached for consultations via her website.
Fabiola Donadão CCNC
Certified in: Carnivore Nutrition
Tao Pet Cuisine
Fabiola is a Certified Natural Dog Trainer and a Certified Carnivore Nutrition Consultant. She is an avid learner of natural modalities and practices such as Essential Oils and Herbs, Massage Techniques and the use of food as therapy, with a deep field experience, based on her day-to-day observations across her many dog walking, dog sitting and coaching clients. She also collaborates on articles & expertise sharing, with a network of Veterinary doctors in South America, including researches of new methods, practitioners of natural sciences and traditional professionals, which gives her a broad view of the potential impact as well as the challenges for a broader adoption of natural practices. Fabiola also holds a Pet First Aid certification.
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Fabíola is Brazilian born, with deep Italian roots, now living in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, with her lovely mini-schnauzer Dora and family. She holds a bachelor degree in social communications and is a writer in her native language. After experiencing the loss of her beloved mini-schnauzer Lola in 2013, she decided to investigate the circumstances of her aggressive cancer of the spleen, and the rest is history. She is a believer in the power of caring, sharing and education, an active contributor to social media forums and other channels. She’s the owner of Tao Pet Cuisine, dedicated to help pet owners to provide the best life to their loved animal companions.
Jennifer Lee, CCNC
Certified in: Carnivore Nutrition
The Natural Carnivore
Jennifer lives in rural Alberta with her husband and stepdaughter, several mastiffs, two mixed breed dogs and one cat. She has been using natural rearing methods including feeding a species appropriate carnivore diet with her pets since 2007. Jennifer has a consulting business – The Natural Carnivore.
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Jennifer’s consulting business, The Natural Carnivore is dedicated to helping pet owners learn how to create a naturally healthy lifestyle for their pets.
Jennifer is also a published author – Her book is titled, “The Inner Carnivore“.
Dr. Erin O’Connor, DC, CAC, CCNC
Roaring For Raw
Erin O’Connor DC, CAC, CCNC is an animal chiropractor, board certified through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and carnivore nutrition consultant, board certified through the American Council of Animal Naturopathy. She holds a doctorate in chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She continued her education in animal chiropractic at Parker University. After opening her practice in the fall of 2010, she observed how much happier and healthier raw fed dogs were and continued her education with A.C.A.N. to provide nutrition services to her clients.
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She currently provides care for patients at her clinic, Vitality Chiropractic Center, as well as Autumn Green Animal Hospital. She provides nutrition guidance at Roaring for Raw. Dr. O’Connor resides in Aurora, IL, a western suburb of Chicago, with her husband, Italian greyhound, border collie, German shepherd dog, and African grey parrot. Her passion behind the care that she provides continues to be inspired by each and every animal she meets.