Meet Your Thorne Vet Team: We Are Here For You
Nancy Scanlan, DVM, MSFP, CVA
Medical Director, Small Animals
Dr. Scanlan is the executive director of the American Holistic
Veterinary Medical Association. She is a faculty member
of the College for Integrative Veterinary Therapies, the
author of Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians
and Nurses and the founder of the California Holistic
Veterinary Medical Association. She has lectured at
local, state and national meetings; including AHVMA, CVC, NAVC, CVMA and
CHVMA among others. Her articles have appeared in many magazines for the
general public (such as Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy) as well as in professional
journals (such as the Journal of the AHVMA, Veterinary Practice News, and Alternative
Medicine Review. Certified in acupuncture, Dr. Scanlan was the holistic
practitioner in a seven-person practice in Southern California, where she used acupuncture,
herbs, nutraceuticals, homotoxicology and trigger point therapy.
Joyce C. Harman, DVM, MRCVS
Medical Director, Equine
Dr. Joyce Harman is president of the HMSSP (Homeopathic Medical Society of
the State of Pennsylvania) and past president of the AHVMA and VBMA. She is
a faculty member of the College for Integrative Veterinary Therapies. She has
published two books that are the definitive guide to saddle fitting in the equine
as well as one on Homeopathy. She lectures internationally on many holistic
topics and as well as at the American Veterinary Conference, Western States
Veterinary Conference, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and the
Chi Institute. She also lectures at conventional veterinary meetings such as
the American Association for Equine Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical
Association and many others. Dr. Harman owns Harmany Equine Clinic, Ltd., a
holistic veterinary practice where she uses acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy,
nutrition and herbal remedies. She is certified in acupuncture, chiropractic
and has advanced training in homeopathy and Chinese herbology. She is currently
studying for her masters in Chinese medicine and has published chapters
in many holistic and conventional medical textbooks.
Kathi Head, ND
Director of Product Development, Thorne Research
Dr. Head graduated from National College of Naturopathic
Medicine in 1985 with a naturopathic medical degree. After
graduation, she practiced naturopathic medicine in San Diego,
California, where she maintained a private practice for 11 years
– specializing in classical homeopathy, clinical nutrition, and botanical
medicine. While living in San Diego, she also taught Western
nutrition at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine for several
years. In 1997, she moved to Sandpoint, Idaho, to take a position
in the medical affairs department at Thorne Research, where
she serves as Director of Product Development. Since 2001, she
has been Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed
journal, Alternative Medicine Review
. Kathi has written several
books on diabetes, including Complementary Treatments for Diabetes
(Random House, 2001), and authored many articles on alternative
medicine for both professional and lay publications. In
addition, she has lectured on diabetes and numerous other health
topics at medical meetings in both the United States and abroad.
Medical Advisory Team
Steven Marsden, DVM, ND, MSOM, L.Ac, Dipl.C.H.
Dr. Steve Marsden is a world-renowned formulator and lecturer on Integrative
Medicine. He travels regularly to China and Tibet to further his expertise.
He lectures regularly for IVAS, AAVA, AHVMA, VBMA, NAVC, WVC, Europe and
numerous state and national veterinary medical conferences. Dr. Marsden received
his doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Saskatchewan
with an interest in the veterinary treatment of wild and exotic animals. After
becoming interested in integrative medicine, he obtained a doctorate in naturopathic
medicine, a Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine, his licensure in acupuncture
and his diplomate status in Chinese herbology. In addition to clinical
practice, Dr. Marsden lectures at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine
on integrative medicine and across Canada and the United States on the practice
of holistic veterinary medicine.
Jean Dodds, DVM
Dr. Jean Dodds received her DVM degree with honors in 1964 from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Toronto. She did extensive research in blood related diseases and then started Hemopet, the first nonprofit national blood bank program for animals. She was formerly the President of the Scientist's Center for Animal Welfare; and Chairman of the Committee on Veterinary Medical Sciences and Vice-Chairman of the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources,
National Academy of Sciences. She has won numerous awards including Holistic Veterinarian of the Year for the AHVMA. She has numerous publications and is a popular speaker for holistic and conventional conferences. She has seven patents for various laboratory tests with more on the way. (www.hemopet.org
Signe Beebe, DVM, CVA, CVH, CCRT
Dr. Beebe is certified in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Chinese food therapy and veterinary tui-na by the Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine and China National Society of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCM). Dr Beebe has completed the certificate program in Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee and continues regular annual training with experts in human nutrition and TCM. She has independently studied Chinese herbal medicine and its clinical applications to veterinary medicine with Dr. Baoping Li, MD, PhD, DOM since 1997. She has been an instructor for: Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine, and VMTH at UC Davis. She has also lectured at meetings of IVAS, AAVA, AHVMA, WVC, and in Switzerland, Germany,Spain, and China. She is a Board member of the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Natura Nutritional Advisory Board, and co-author of Clinical Handbook of Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine, and Veterinary Applications of Classical Chinese Herbal Formulas.
Greg Ogilvie, DVM, DACVIM (oncology, and small animal internal medicine),
Dr. Ogilvie is Director of California Veterinary Specialist's Angel Care Cancer
Center and a Veterinary Information Network (VIN) consultant. He previously
spent 16 years as a full professor and head of medical oncology and director of
the Medical Oncology Research Laboratory at the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado
State University. Prior to that time, he did a residency at Tufts University
at Angel Memorial Animal Hospital. From there, he went on to a faculty position
at the University of Illinois and Colorado State University. He is the coauthor of
three books (Managing the Veterinary Cancer Patient: A Practice Manual; Feline
Oncology: Comprehensive Guide to Compassionate Care; and Canine Oncology: Comprehensive Guide to Compassionate Care [In Press]) and over 160 publications
and is the recipient of many international patents, five million dollars in
research grants and various awards.
Cheryl Schwartz, DVM
Dr. Cheryl Schwartz has been a practicing veterinarian for 19 years, specializing
in the use of Chinese medical diagnosis, acupuncture and Chinese herbs
for small animals. She was the founder of the East-West Animal Care Center,
the first totally holistic animal treatment center of its kind in the San Francisco
Bay area, offering clinical training to veterinarians in Chinese medicine. Dr.
Schwartz was a pioneer in introducing holistic medicine to the veterinary field
and is largely responsible for the rapid growth in the use of traditional Chinese
medicine to treat small animals. Dr. Schwartz is the author of Four Paws, Five
Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats & Dogs, the first in-depth
book for lay people and veterinarians on Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
She is a contributor to veterinary textbooks on acupuncture and alternative
therapies. Dr. Schwartz is an instructor for the International Veterinary Acupuncture
Society in the United States and Denmark, and for Chi Institute, and
has lectured at conferences for the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association,
Oregon State Veterinary Association and the North American Veterinary
Medical Association. She has written numerous articles on Chinese medicine,
homeopathy and acupuncture and has been a guest on television and radio
shows. Currently she writes a holistic pet care column (and is also on their advisory
board) for Healthy Living Magazine, a national Hearst publication.
Patricia Baley, DVM, PhD, CVA, CVCH
(Certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbs)
Dr. Baley is a Veterinary Information Network (VIN) consultant, a member of
the AHVMA Research Committee and the Chairperson and Founder of RAIVE
(Registry of Alternative and Integrative Veterinary Medical Education). She has
had a TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) exclusive practice since
2001. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston
from 1990-1994; involved in the study of gene therapy and prostate cancer.
Betsy Hershey, DVM, DACVIM (oncology), CVA
Dr. Hershey is a Veterinary Information Network (VIN) consultant and is board-certified in oncology. She has a private specialty practice (Integrative Veterinary Oncology) in Phoenix, AZ, and is currently completing her certification in Chinese herbology. (www.integrativeveterinarytherapy.com
Michele Gaspar, DVM, DABVP (feline practice), CVA
Dr. Gaspar is a Veterinary Information Network (VIN) consultant, board certified
in feline practice, and co-owner of the Central Texas Cat Hospital in Round
Rock, Texas. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association
of Feline Practitioners from 2004-2006. Dr. Gaspar is in demand as a
speaker at numerous veterinary meetings.
Cynthia Lankenau, DVM
Dr. Cynthia Lankenau owns a mixed animal practice in Golden, New York (Holistic
Center for Veterinary Care) where she works with all species of animals in
a holistic setting. She is certified in acupuncture, chiropractic and homeopathy.
She has studied Western and Chinese herbs extensively and is the president of
the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association for 2010-2012. She lectures at
AHVMA, AVH and VBMA regularly.
Cynthia Wallis, DVM
Dr. Cynthia Wallis owns a small animal and equine practice in Carbondale, Colorado.
She is certified in acupuncture, chiropractic and Chinese herbology. She
uses nutrition as the foundation for treating the large and small animals in her
practice. She has written chapters in textbooks on Chinese herbal medicine.
She lectures at North American Veterinary Conference, Western States Veterinary
Conference, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and the Chi Institute.
She is also a teaching assistant for Chi and the International Veterinary
Constance DiNatale, DVM
Dr. Constance DiNatale owns a holistic practice in Winter Park, Florida. She predominantly
uses herbs, acupuncture, nutrition and spinal manipulation to treat
patients. She took the IVAS acupuncture course in 1989 and has studied and
taught with Dr. Xie at the Chi Institute since 1999. She lectures at North American
Veterinary Conference, Western States Veterinary Conference, in Europe,
and for the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and the Chi Institute.
She has written chapters in Chinese medical textbooks. Her favorite things to
do in her spare time are to spend time with her son, Valentine, and to teach
and learn at the Chi Institute. (www.animalacupuncture.org
Kerry Ridgway, DVM
Dr. Ridgway is a graduate of Colorado State University and operates a holistically-based veterinary practice in Aiken, SC, the EquiSport Therapeutic Options.
He was a founding member and officer for the "Association for Equine Sports
Medicine," now a large international association. He is well-known in endurance
riding for his judging and the creation of a set of judging criteria that has made
the sport safer for the horses. He lectures internationally in Canada, Australia
and Europe, as well as at the North American Veterinary Conference, Western
States Veterinary Conference, and for the International Veterinary Acupuncture