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Lafayette, California
We are one of the few veterinary clinics in the Bay Area that is exclusively dedicated to Holistic Medicine. This allows us to concentrate our energies 100% on healing via holistic modalities. Our focus is on energetic healing and while we have some western medications available, we rarely need to use them. We are committed to your animal's health and well-being. All products used for cleaning are green and non-toxic. We implement strategies to reduce our carbon foot print and use green and recycled products where possible. We take all of our patients care and well being very seriously. We are passionate about what we do. Every day we are excited to make a difference in animals lives, whether it be offering non-invasive options for a terminal illness to advising owners on natural methods for rearing their new puppy.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Please welcome, Dr Jennifer Luna-Repose!

Jennifer Luna-Repose Graduated from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed a one year rotating small animal medicine internship and a six month small animal oncology internship at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists. She is currently studying Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies and is under the mentorship of Dr. Rettig. She is a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

"I was raised in Lafayette, California and love the Bay Area. After high school I spent some time soul searching and volunteered for Dr. Birute Galdikas in Borneo studying wild Orangutans and Brenda Salgado in Belize studying wild Howler Monkeys. During these amazing experiences I was inspired to study veterinary medicine so I could help animals on a more personal level.
When I was a student at Cornell I was given the opportunity to help animals in Louisiana after hurricane Katrina. I went with a group of fellow students to assist dogs and cats that had been separated from their families and needed medical attention. It was by far one of the most devastating and eye opening experiences of my life.
I have always been interested in alternative medicine and found myself frustrated with the limited treatment modalities of western medicine. Fortunately I found a great friend and mentor in Karen Rettig who encouraged me to follow my heart. I am so excited every day by all the possibilities that are offered with alternative therapies and their supportive role in encouraging the body to heal itself.
I can’t wait to share with you and your pets all that I continue to learn so that together we can improve their health and quality of life."

- melissa