About Holistic Animal Care
The clinic opened in 1997. Because of a commitment to a clean environment for our patients, our clients and ourselves, we installed natural flooring and used zero VOC paint. We use non-toxic cleaning products. The clinic has been dowsed and we use radiation protection devices to mitigate the effects energy pollution. Our patients are happy with the homelike, low-stress environment.
The supplements we carry are made from whole food ingredients, including glandular products and organic herbs and vegetables. And all of our medicines are made from natural substances.
Holistic Animal Care is a member of Green America (www.greenamericatoday.org
). To reduce our carbon footprint, we recycle and re-use. We also contribute to Native Energy (funding windmill construction: www.nativeenergy.com/coop
Our mission is to improve lives of animal companions and their families. To that end, we offer a holistic approach to the prevention and treatment of disease, utilizing homeopathy, clinical nutrition and education.
We emphasize the essential connection between diet and health by actively using whole, GMO-free foods to help restore and maintain health. We use homeopathic remedies to gently rebalance the life force. And to address environmental disease, we teach people how to recognize and mitigate the effects of environmental toxins and energy pollution.
About the Doctor
Dr. Chalmers received her DVM degree in 1984. After graduation she returned home to Sonoma County, and worked part time at an equine practice and part time in a small animal hospital. Uncomfortable with the invasiveness of conventional practice she decided to specialize in dermatology and was accepted into the residency program at the University of Georgia. She completed her training there and in 1992, was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (Diplomate, ACVD).
Dr. Chalmers was introduced to homeopathy in 1991, and it immediately resonated. The following year she enrolled in the first veterinary homeopathy course offered in this country (taught by Dr. Richard Pitcairn). She completed the training requirements established by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH), was certified in 1995 (Certified Veterinary Homeopath), and began treating animals using homeopathic remedies instead of drugs. Her practice has been entirely holistic since the year 2000. In 2009, she began her study of clinical nutrition out of concern about the increasing prevalence of environmental disease. As a result, we introduced muscle testing (energy testing) so that we can tailor specific nutritional protocols for each patient. In March 2014, she completed a year-long advanced course in nutrition so that we can now treat the more challenging diseases of the 21st century, including antibiotic resistant infections, environmental disease and GMO (genetically modified organism) toxicity.
She has served on the AVH Certification Committee since 1997. In 2009, she helped establish the Homeopathy Working Group, a veterinary teaching group. She is now offering lectures about environmental disease and nutritional therapy. Other interests include dance and poetry. Her book, Beyond Boundaries: Poetry and Prose for the Awakened Heart
is available through Amazon.com
Sharon has worked in veterinary medicine for several years, and is skilled in customer service, administration and nursing. Though she is new to holistic veterinary medicine, she has personal experience with various alternative therapies and was a massage therapist. After a 7-year absence from veterinary practice (to care for an aging father), she decided to explore holistic medicine with us. She joined the practice in October, 2014. She brings a wealth of experience and a wonderful curiosity. Her other interests include remodeling, hiking, biking, and anything mechanical.
Amber joined us in March, 2014. She has a background in customer service and veterinary medicine. Though she is new to holistic medicine she has a special aptitude for energy testing and now assists with all of our nutritional cases. Her cheerful attitude and eagerness to learn, make her a great team member. She is an artist (jewelry is her specialty) also enjoys cooking.