A.C.A.N. Certified Practitioners

Certified Veterinary and/or Animal Naturopaths

(Who have kept up with continuing education and re-certification)

 

Dr. Sarah Reagan

A Horse’s View
Email:slreagan55@gmail.com
Website: ahorsesview.com

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.

 

Dr. Tracie Laliberte

Dog Pawse
Email: infinidaddog@yahoo.com
Website: Infinidadadog.com

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)

 

Midi Fairgrieve

Email:midi@detox-international.com

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

Equine Essential Wellness

Email: equineessentialwellness@gmail.com
Website: Equine Essential Wellness

Certified in: Animal Naturopathy (both equine & small animal)

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

Canine Health Promotion

KristinwithherpackEmail: kristin@caninehealthpromotion.com
Website: Canine Health Promotion

Phone:909-705-0056

Certified in: Small Animal Naturopathy & Carnivore Nutrition

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

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Logical Dog Animal Naturopathics

Email:info@luckydogubath.ca
Website:LogicalDogAnimalNaturopathics

Certified in: Small Animal Naturopathy & Carnivore Nutrition

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

Moonlight Homeopathy

Email: moonlighthomeopathy@comcast.net
(503) 350 0865
Website:Raw Paw Spirit
Lezia Munn, CCH. CSAN

Certified Small Animal Naturopath

“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.

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Lezia specializes in feline nutrition/naturopathic wellness, and in addition is a certified classical Homeopath/ certified animal health coach.

 

Rikki-Lee Schroder

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Lily Moon Holistic Pet Products

Email:rikkilee_schroder@yahoo.com
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

Cats N Dogs Naturally

Email: anthea.appel@gmail.com
Website: CatsNDogsNaturally.com
Certified in: Animal Health Coaching/Small Animal Naturopathy

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)

 

Fabiola Donadão


E-mail: fabiola_donadao@live.com
Website: Tao Pet Cuisine 

Certified Carnivore Nutrition Consultant

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

The Natural Carnivore

Email: info@tailcreekmastiffs.com
Website: TheNaturalCarnivore.com

Certified Carnivore Nutrition Consultant

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

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Roaring For Raw

Email: info@roaringforraw.com
Website: RoaringForRaw
Certified Carnivore Nutrition Consultant

Dr. Erin O’Connor 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.