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"It almost seemed as though a life spent helping animals was my destined path."

I am not just a veterinarian or a Holistic Pet Health Coach. More than anything, I’m your pet’s ally.

My life’s work as an integrative veterinarian and holistic health coach for pets has been one wrought with tales of triumph, tragedy, and tail wagging. But like most veterinarians, my journey began with the love I developed for my childhood pets. Just like that, it almost seemed as though I was destined to spend my life to help and be a friend to animals.

While in veterinary school, it became apparent to me that my role as a veterinarian went well beyond checkups and surgeries. I realized that I was more than a doctor to our furry friends, I am their friend and advocate. I am the one who they count on when they feel hurt or uncomfortable and they cannot speak for themselves. I am the one who can heal them when all possible solutions thought by their owners to ease their pain have been exhausted.

My life’s mission is to help you give your pet a better life, one that is full of many happy, healthy years.

Unfortunately, my textbook knowledge and many years spent practicing traditional Western veterinary medicine only took me so far, until I was hurled into a whirlwind of sickness, learning, healing and ultimate change.

I began pursuing acupuncture and Eastern Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida which opened up many new avenues for me. But most importantly, it revealed the healing powers of acupuncture, as well as herbal and food therapy

More than ever, the importance of diet became abundantly clear to me. Why is it that we only think of our health when it has already debilitated? It doesn’t make any sense.

Paying close attention to what our pets eat, to what fuels their body, is the first step in preventative care and maintaining good health. Once I realized this in entirety, I was horrified by the food I’d been feeding my own pets and recommending to my clients. Food from the bag or can is just not enough to keep our pets healthy at every stage of their life.

I realized that in order for our pets to meet their bodies’ nutritional demands, they needed real food. And thus, The Original CrockPET Diet™ was born.

At last, my desire to help and heal pets with the use of natural therapy was being achieved. Soon enough, acupuncture, herbal therapy and food therapy became my preferred treatments and recommendations. However, I continue to rely on Western Medicine when our pets are inflicted with illnesses and infections that can’t be simply eliminated with herbs and oils.

It felt fantastic to finally be recommending safe and effective treatments that does not cost an arm and a leg. I was advocating for our pets the best way I knew how, with a comfort that the treatment would never be worse than the disease. 

At last, my desire to help and heal pets with the use of natural therapy was being achieved. Soon enough, acupuncture, herbal therapy and food therapy became my preferred treatments and recommendations. However, I continue to rely on Western Medicine when our pets are inflicted with illnesses and infections that can’t be simply eliminated with herbs and oils.

Integrative veterinary medicine gave me the chance to become not only an advocate for pets, but an ally. I am a veterinarian with a tool belt full of holistic know-how, I am armed with options that are both effective and kind.

Today, I am no longer a veterinarian confined in the four corners of her clinic. I chose to step out and share and practice what I know thru online pet health coaching and
The Original CrockPET Diet™.

"My vision of becoming a holistic health coach for pets had been realized, and I finally had the tools."

Dr. Ruth and Mona

While I wish I could meet you and your pet in person, I do rely greatly on the help of your regular vet! Their examinations and diagnostics are powerful tools in driving our online veterinary consultations to success. While your vet is there to help manage acute medical issues (and provide regular checkups, which are necessary), I am here to help your pets avoid them and/or recover with holistic veterinary medicine.

The Health Map that I can provide for your pet after consultation is the best home tool I can give you for your pet’s healthy, holistic lifestyle. Join me, and the hundreds of happy pet parents who have already committed to giving their pets the best life possible.