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Donna Kelleher, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, has practiced holistic veterinary medicine since 1994 after graduating from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She received the Grady Young Scholarship for the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) course and was certified in veterinary acupuncture, and afterward incorporated Traditional Chinese Medicine into her practice. In the mid-1990s, she worked nights and weekends in emergency hospitals and spent days with acupuncture patients. She soon came to see Western medicine as acute medicine, offering often-needed surgery and pharmaceuticals, whereas chronic disease was often best handled, and cured, using holistic modalities.
In 1997, Donna became certified in veterinary chiropractic. About the same time, she began training in herbal medicine, focusing on Western herbs. She has studied with Rosemary Gladstar, Michael Moore, Michael Tierra, K.P. Khalsa and completed a American Herbalist Guild program. Though she is a certified “Master Herbalist,” she continues to learn more. In 2003, Donna wrote “The Last Chance Dog: True Stories of Holistic Animal Healing” (Scribner) and has been published in many magazines and newspapers.
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