My journey began with providing wellness counsel to thousands of clients through the internationally recognized, Alexandria, Virginia, pet store, PetSage®. For 25 years I provided solid, fact-based answers to the questions clients presented each day through dogged research, continuing education, and staying abreast of the increasing complexities of the global pet products industry.
While I have training in homeopathy, acupressure, and Western herbs, it was Traditional Chinese Medicine that captured me. And in 2006, I received my certification in Traditional Chinese Herbology with the CT Institute for Herbal Studies.
That same year, I leaped at the invitation to participate in the course Chinese Veterinary Medicine Advanced Herbal Studies in Sydney, Australia with Dr. Steve Marsden.
Since then, I’ve tallied multiple times over my course hours in continued education alongside veterinarians in seminars, conferences, webinars, and observation hours.
Following the closing of PetSage® in 2020, I fulfilled a passion and was certified in Natural Animal Nutrition through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies.