Integrative Veterinary Oncology Recommendations from Our Readers
Integrative veterinary oncology care is becoming more and more popular. Readers of Dr. Dressler's book have been nominating their favorite "full spectrum" or integrative veterinarians since 2008. Do you have a great recommendation for dog lovers in your area? Let us know!
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Who’s your favorite veterinarian? Mine is Dr. Demian Dressler, author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. But not everyone can come to Hawaii to see him. Dr. Dressler calls himself a “full spectrum” veterinarian. When he treats cancer in his clinic, he practices what is now commonly thought of as integrative veterinary oncology: everything that helps, no matter what tradition it comes from.
The purpose of this post is to help YOU to find your full spectrum — or integrative oncology — veterinarian. Below you will find a list of veterinarians that Dr. Dressler’s readers have specifically recommended. (If you want to add yours to the list, please tell us about them.)
Full Spectrum or Integrative Oncology Veterinarians
This approach boils down using what works, whether it’s outside or inside the box, particularly regarding cancer treatment.
The goal in integrative oncology is to stop worrying so much about whether treatment was something learned in conventional school. Let’s acknowledge that there are answers found in other traditions.
Things change. We learn new things. And in integrative cancer care, when we learn better, we do better. That’s why there are so many things included in it!
- Chemotherapy is not shunned out of hand … but asking about the real numbers behind the protocols is encouraged.
- Supplements are not pooh-poohed … but not everything, only those that have shown REAL evidence to help fight cancer and/or address symptoms.
- Diet and lifestyle is your first priority, not your last priority. They are the foundation of EVERYTHING. And they can make a big difference right away!
- The relationship between you and your dog is never, ever neglected.
As we’ve worked with more veterinarians over the years — particularly on the podcast DOG CANCER ANSWERS — we’ve found that many, many veterinarians embrace the integrative oncology veterinary approach Dr. Dressler talks about. Many of them have joined us at DogCancer.com to contribute articles, videos, education, and podcasts. This is a real cause to celebrate!
Do You Have an Integrative Veterinary Oncology Practitioner to Recommend?
So, do you have a veterinarian who is kind, direct, open-minded, and non-dogmatic? Want to recommend her or him? That would be fabulous because one of the most-asked questions we get is “who can I see in my area who understands this approach??”
If you don’t see your veterinarian or health practitioner in the list below, give us their contact details so we can include them on the list. Make sure you name your city and state or city and country so that other people can find them. That way the hundreds of thousands of visitors every year who are trying to figure out how to optimize their dog’s life quality and longevity can find someone local who might be a good team member.
And if you are looking for even more advice on finding a veterinarian, read this article.
Warmest of Aloha,
Integrative Veterinary Oncology Recommendations from Readers of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide
Information is provided by readers, so we apologize if this list contains inaccuracies. Please let us know if a veterinarian has moved or changed hospitals. If you don’t see your Full Spectrum veterinarian in the list, let us know.
Dr. Veronica Devall, Calgary Holistic Veterinary Clinic, Calgary
Dr. Ed Beltran, VCA Blair Animal Hospital, Gloucester
Dr. Robert Butler, Guelph Animal Hospital, Guelph
Dr. Beth Cozens, Fort Malden Animal Hospital, Amherstburg
Dr. Tina Hall, Headon Forest Animal Hospital, Burlington
Dr. Jan Huntingford, Essex Animal Hospital, Essex
Jorge Ferrada, CVES Pet Hospital
San José, Costa Rica
Dr. Santiago Gaona González CMV, MEDIFAUNA, San José , Costa Rica.
Dr. Scott Rapp, Cornerstone Animal Hospital, Anchorage
Dr. Signe Beebe, Integrative Veterinary Center, Sacramento
Dr. Doug Coward, Animal and Bird Clinic, Mission Viejo
Dr. Lily Chen, Integrative Pet Wellness Center, Rolling Hills Estates
Dr. Kathy Gerrity, Boulder Creek Veterinary Clinic, Boulder Creek
Dr. Richard Palmquist, Centinela Animal Hospital, Inglewood
Dr. Michelle Pressel, Pacific & Santa Cruz Veterinary Specialists, Santa Cruz
Dr. David Proulx, VCA California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad California
Dr. Carlos Rodriguez Jr., Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center at Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks
Dr. Marlene Townsell, Access Specialty Animal Hospital South Bay, Torrance
Dr. Chante Tran, Mountainview Small Animal Hospital, Lake Elsinore CA
Dr. Avenelle Turner, Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital (MASH), Hollywood
Dr. Robert Woods, Integrative Veterinary Health Center, Orange
Dr. Jonathan Block, West Delray Veterinary, Delray Beach, FL
Dr. Christine Chicra, Holistic Veterinary Care of Central Florida, Oviedo
Dr. Patricia Kallenbach, The Healing Place, Crystal River
Dr. Tracy LaDue, Southeastern Veterinary Oncology (SEVO-Med), Orange Park, FL and Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Kim Neitzel, Garden Veterinary Clinic, Winter Park
Dr. Evan Sones, Animal Cancer Care Clinic, Orlando
Dr. Demian Dressler, South Shore Veterinary Care, Kihei, Maui
Dr. Fran Miyake, Kapa’a Animal Clinic, Kapa’a, Kaua’i
Dr. Barbara Royal (and team), The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, Chicago
Dr. Jeff Philibert, Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care, Portland
North Branch Animal Hospital, Cumberland
Dr. John Simon, Hartrick Veterinary Clinic, Royal Oak
Dr. Erin Bannink, Oakland Veterinary Referral Services (OVRS), Bloomfield Hills
Dr. Darlene Cook, The Bluffs Pet Clinic, Red Wing
New Jersey, USA
Dr. Stephen Brenn, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus
Dr. Gerald Buchoff, Longevity Veterinary Center, Whippany
Dr. Kendra Pope, Dr. Kendra Pope, Red Bank
Dr. Rohini Sathish, Longevity Veterinary Center, Whippany
New York, USA
Dr. Karen Johnston, Hampton Veterinary Hospital, Speonk
Dr. Kari Rosen, Animal Specialty Center, Yonkers, NY
Dr. Jim Carlson, Lifetime Pet Wellness Center, Worthington
Dr. Charles Curie, Geneva Veterinary Clinic, Geneva
Dr. Andrew Vaughan, Las Vegas Veterinary Specialist Center, Las Vegas
North Carolina, USA
Dr. Eve Boggs, Harmony Animal Hospital, Apex
Dr. Alan Kirmayer, Animal Hospital of Rye, Marysville
Dr. Suzanne Martin, Northern Pike Veterinary Hospital, Monroeville
Dr. Judith Shoemaker, Always Helpful Veterinary Services, Nottingham
Dr. Fiona Tam, Avets, Monroeville
Dr. Chris Threadgill, Hidden Valley Animal Clinic, McMurray
Dr. Sarah Urban, Always Helpful Veterinary Services, Nottingham
Dr. Lisa Whalen, Animal Hospital of Rye, Marysville
Rhode Island, USA
Dr. Sharon Doolittle, Dr. Doolittle’s Holistic Animal Healthcare, Smithfield
South Carolina, USA
Dr. Jeanne Fowler, All About Pets, Travelers Rest
Dr. Shannon Dawkins, Claws and Paws Mobile Veterinary Services, Chattanooga
Dr. Dan Ahrens, Veterans Memorial Drive Animal Hospital, Houston
Dr. Mary Crist, Veterans Memorial Drive Animal Hospital, Houston
Dr. Elizabeth Pritchard, Rogers Animal Hospital, Corsicana
Dr. Lena McCullough, Kingdom of Basil, Seattle
Dr. Lisa Parshley, Olympia Veterinary Specialists, Olympia
Editorial Note: This post was originally published on a retired blog about dog cancer.
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