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Holistic Vets

Veterinarian List By State
Holistic, Homeopathic & Conventional Vets
that Support Raw Feeders

This list was created to assist dog owners who wish to raise their dogs on a raw diet with minimal vaccines and chemicals. This is NOT the list for people who want a regular allopathic vet that pushes kibble and yearly vaccinations.

We have asked our discussion forum members for their input and experiences with holistic vets, practitioners or conventional vets that support raw feeding and a minimal or no vaccine protocol. We have no experience with the vets on this list unless otherwise noted and are not recommending one over another.

We can’t be held responsible or liable for your experiences, good or bad, with any of the veterinarians on this list.

We are providing this list as a service; please do your own research into any health care provider you choose for your dogs.

If you have a vet that meets our criteria that you would like to recommend to others, please send contact information and any comments to Cindy at and we will add them to our list.

Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Deleware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming



Kowaliga Whole Health Pet Care & Resort
Dr. Mary Battistella
8610 Kowaliga Road
Eclectic, AL 36024
(334) 857-1816



Dr. Pat Bradley, DVM, LPC
2501 Dave Ward Drive, Suite A5
Conway, Arkansas 72034



Larry Bruk, DVM (homeopath)
Mill Valley, CA

*Very supportive of feeding raw

Coastal Holistic
Molly Rice DVM, CVA
Pacifica, CA 94044
She also practices in SF at:
San Francisco Veterinary Specialists

*Very supportive of feeding raw

Deborah Mathis, DVM
Saratoga, CA

*Somewhat raw-diet tolerant
*Modalities: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

Patricia Vershines (homeopath).... not DVM
Santa Cruz, CA

*Very supportive of feeding raw

Next Level Animal Chiropractic
Deb Sell, BS, DC
Various veterinary offices throughout the South Bay/Peninsula area including Adobe Animal Hospital.
San Jose, CA

Cell: 408.460.9960
*Supportive of feeding raw and home-cooked diets

Laura Ryle, DVM
815 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

*Raw: Tolerates only with very careful attention to safety; not an advocate, but no scare tactics
*Home-cooked: Supportive

Sarah Skiwski, DVM
San Jose, CA

*Supportive of raw

Karen Rettig, BVSc
Alternatives for Animals
1411 Treat Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Fax: 925.947.1285
*Fees are very reasonable, she is in a well staffed, full service clinic, and besides nutrition also practices acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Bach flower, and others.


SOUTH WILTON Veterinary Group
Dr. Stacy Robertson, VMD
51 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Fax: 203.834.9999

*Conventional vet that approves raw diet in the hands of a well educated owner

Animal Natural Healing Center
248 Alden Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
Fax: 203.255.0703

Dr. Jeff Feinman
Weston, CT
*Homeopathic Vertinary Practice


P.C. "Skip" Hightman, DVM
Brentwood Animal Clinic
4605 Brentwood Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32206

*Strong supporter of natural/raw diet
*Also does Veterinary Acupuncture and Homeopathy. He's a great vet and a wonderful human being.

Dr. Boston
Country Chase Veterinarians
Tampa, FL

Douglas Shearer
Live Oak Animal Clinic
13670 SE Hwy 475
Summerfield, FL 34491

*General Practice
*Doug is an almost perfect diagnostic, supports feeding raw food, very reasonable in price

Dr. Gene Stine
Countryside Animal Hospital
1555 NW US Hwy 441
Alachua, FL 32616

*Traditional, small animal - open to alternative
*Open to new ideas and willing to learn, Great with repro work and a wonderful surgeon. He and his wife are breeders, so he understands our needs.

Dr. Johnson
Country Chase Vet
Tampa, FL 34695

*Good with the animals, patient, wonderful surgeon

Dr. Billy Austin
Austin's House Calls
Longwood, FL 32779

*Traditional Vet
*I LOVE him, he's my Vet for my puppies and he's wonderful!

Dr. Bredehoeft
Switzerland Animal Hospital
1430 State Road 13
Jacksonville, FL 32259

*Small animal, traditional
*Excellent care, very meticulous, ok with letting YOU make decision about how to raise your dog.

*Semi Holistic, great office staff
*Dr. Jan understands the raw diet!

Dr. Lindsey Jackson
Mayo Town & Country
974 E. Main St. (Rt. 27)
Mayo, FL 32066

*Traditional, but very knowledgable, reasonable
*He personally deals with emergencies, he will send home meds. for home nursing, he is not familiar with raw but openminded. Happier w/him than any vet I've had in years

Dr. Martha Kehoe
Kehoe Animal Clinic
3816 Murrell Road
Rockledge, FL 32955
*Very supportive of raw feeding and a very conservative vet as far as vaccines and other treatments. Also one of the most caring and nicest lady you'll meet

Dr. Rimar
Tarpon Animal Hospital
53695 US 19 North
Tarpon Springs, FL 34698

*They call themselves a "Center for accupuncture and integrative medicine" includes chinese medicine.
*Dr Rimar is the World's First AVMA Approved Veterinary Acupuncture Intern

Dr. Robert Spiegel
Earth Vets
500 NW 60 St
Gainesville, FL 32607

*Traditional & Chinese small animal medicine
*Progressive re: diet, conservative re: vaccinations and has 2 types of medicine to help your pet

George A. Malnati, D.V.M., M.S.
Sunset Veterinary Sugery
1969 Sunset Point Road, Suite 8
Clearwater, FL 33765

*Surgery, Some General Practice
*He is very open minded and feeds his greyhound (a rescued racer who comes to the office with him daily) a partial raw diet. He is very "holistic-minded" and tries to cure the root of the problem instead of simply treating symptoms. He takes lots of time and really listens to your concerns and he is very patient and kind to my overly sensitive greyhounds!

Gerold Wessner VMD
Holistic Animal Clinic
SE rt 475
Summerfield, FL 34491

*I just like him

Nicole Trakas
12501 W. Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33626

*General Vet
*Dr. Trakas works with Dr. Boston mentioned in this list as well. She is great and was smart, quick and all for raw feeding! See her if you can't see Dr. Boston.

Laura Eslinger, DVM  (Holistic)
Braden River Animal Hospital
5012 State Rd. 64 E.
Bradenton, FL 34208
Tel: 941.745.1513
Fax: 941.746.0515
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-12pm
*Dr Laura supports the RAW diet and holistic treatment however utilizes conventional medicine when the circumstances call for it also.


Dr. Karen Becker
Bourbonnais, IL

Knollwood Hospital for Pets
2237 W. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL

Dr. Debora Rykoff
Barrington Hills IL

Dr. Sig Hansen ~ Chiropractor
Huntley, IL
Skokie, IL
Grayslake, IL
Lincoln Park, IL
Glendale Heights, IL
Villa Park, IL
*Dr. Hansen works in several different Chicago area clinics on different days of the week. We took our dogs to Villa Park, IL.


Megan Repking DVM, CVSMT
*Hold a veterinary license in Illinois and received chiropractic certification through The Healing Oasis in Wisconsin.
*Work on dogs as well as other pets.
*Does chiropractic work independently.


Daniel Beatty, DVM
D&S Beatty Enterprises, LLP
10318 Snead St
Crown Point, IN 46307, USA

651 Eastporte Centre Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
*The veterinarians to see are Dr. Jenny Shebesh or Dr. Stacey Triscik. they are NOT a holistic clinic but two of the vets there would be open to feeding your pet a raw diet. They do not know much about it but are interested in learning and are supportive of alternative medicine.

Andrea Carlson DVM
Southlake Animal Hospital
3570 E. Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN 46410
*Supports raw feeders



Judith K. Herman DVM
Animal Wellness Center
95 Northern Ave.
Augusta, ME 04330
207.623.1177   |   Fax: 207.626.5799 
*Judith [Judy] Herman, DVM  is a board member of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy since 2001. She is very good and knows her stuff!
*She is very supportive of raw food diets and minimal vaccines.  She studied with Dr. Richard Pitcairn. There is more information about her background on her website on the About Our Team page.



Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park
60 Watkins Park Dr.
Upper Marlboro, MD
(In the Washington DC Metropolitan Area)

Christina Chambreau
908 Cold Bottom Road
Sparks, MD 21152
*Raw supportive
*Phone consults-not state limited



Hawthorne Animal Hospital
120 Canal Street
Salem, MA 01970

*They promote raw feeding (even sell prepackaged frozen raw), homeopathy, and minimal vaccination.

Alternative Verterinary Services, LLC
Dr. Martha Lindsay
N. Andover, MA

Woburn Animal Hospital - Ledgebrook Kennel
Dr. A. Ghilaine Schless
373 Russell St.
Woburn, MA 01801

Silver Lake Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Evelyn Bailey
2600 Main St.
Tewksbury, MA 01876

Dr. Margo Roman
Hopkington, MA

Integrative Animal Health Center
Dr. Randy Caviness
Bolton, MA

Middlesex County Animal Hospital
Dr. Scott Heckerling
Billerica, MA 978.779.2955

Sager Animal Hospital
Dr. William Sager
Acton, MA

Carlisle Animal Hospital
Dr. Melissa Sargent
Carlisle, MA



Holistic Veterinary Care, Inc.
Dr. Jessica Levy
8535 Central Avenue NE
Suite 104
Blaine, MN  55434
*Cindy uses Dr. Levy for her Malinois



Dr. Bob Cunningham
Veterinay Associates of Hattiesburg
1907 Broadway Dr.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402

*Does not oppose raw, very open minded. He is also the vet for several law enforcement agencies, so he has an understanding of working dogs.



Veterinary Group of Chesterfield
Dr. Kenneth Thornberry
Chesterfield, MO

*This vet does not push raw feeding but if you want to feed raw he will not try and convince you not to.
*He also has no problem with minimal vaccinations


New Hampshire

Integrative Pet Hospital
Dr. Dans
*He even has seperate entrences for dogs and cats.


New Jersey

Holistic Pet Care
Dr. Gerald Buchoff DVM
125 Paterson Ave
Little Falls, NJ 07424

*Great guy, all about the raw diet


New Mexico

Dr. Don Hamilton, DVM
New Mexico
*Dr. Hamilton wrote a book called "Homeopathic Care for Cats & Dogs" and has been a featured guest on Dr. Andrew Weil's radio show.  I've also dealt with him when Will was away and he was GREAT!


New York

SMITH RIDGE Veterinary Center
Dr. Martin Goldstein & Associates
230 Oakridge Commons Plaza
South Salem, NY 10590
Fax: 914.533.6405

Ritzy Canine Carriage House
148 East 40th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
Fax: 203.255.0703

The Vet at the Barn
790 Chestnut Ridge Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
Fax: 845.356.4307

*Wonderful place, every practicing vet has a holistic background and encourages raw feeding


North Carolina

Dr. Charles Loops, DVM
38 Waddell Hollow Rd
Pittsboro NC, 27312
Fax: 919.542.0535


North Dakota  

Dr Robert Gaston
Veterinary Wellness Center
9970 Harrison Av
Harrison OH 45030
(west side of Cincinnati)
*Strongly promotes titer testing and minimal vaccines and sells raw food in his office! Also does acupuncture and chiropractic.

Rhode Island

Sharon R. Doolittle DVM. Inc
Dr. Sharon R. Doolittle
Smithfield, RI


South Carolina  
South Dakota  

Will Roberts DVM
Animal Hospital of Anderson County
Clinton, TN 37716

*Conventional vet that likes clients that are knowledgable about their dog's health and are involved. Approves of the raw diet in situations where he believes the owner did their homework. He is about the only vet in the area that is comfortable with large dogs with an attitude.



Patricia A Cooper,DVM
1136 Heights Blvd.
Houston,Tx 77008
*She is a holistic vet who agrees with raw feeding and minimal vaccinations

Shawn Messonnier DVM
2145 W. Park Blvd.
Plano, Texas 75075
Fax: 972.985.9216
*Holistic vet
*Completely supportive of raw feeding and minimal vaccines.
*Author of a couple books you carry at Leerburg, "The Allergy Solution for Dogs" and "The Health Bible for Dogs and Cats" to name a few.

Dr. Lynn Shiner 
Padre Animal Hospital
Corpus Christi, TX
*Holistic vet, Only there Mondays, takes new patients on a limited basis

Dr. Will Falconer
Alternatives for Animal Health
Austin, TX

Dr. Reeves
Reeves Veterinarian Clinic
2101 S Southeast Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
*Supports raw diets and limited vaccines

Dr. Happy Babish, DVM
Houston, TX
* Diagnostic vet that is open to alternative remedies and makes house calls.

Cooper Animal Clinic (Central)
Dr. Patricia Cooper, DVM
Houston, TX
* Specializes in Homeopathy and is a proponent of raw feeding.

Tanglewilde Vet Clinic (SW)
Dr. Corey Stiles, DVM
Houston, TX
Westheimer & Gessner
* Dr. Stiles prescribes pharmaceuticals but she knows a lot about supplements and herbs and supports raw feeding and minimal vaccinations.

Veterans Memorial Drive Animal Hospital (NW)
Dr. Dan K. Ahrens, DVM
12315 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77014
* There are several CONVENTIONAL vets at this clinic, but if you ask for Dr. Ahrens personally, you will find he is a believer in alternative medicine. This is a full service clinic including rehabilitation.

Nasa Vet Clinic (Webster)
Dr. Wilson, DVM
16902 North Hwy 3
* Open to raw diets and supports minimal vaccination; works with many of the dog track kennels; is quick to refer if he feels something is over his head; reasonably priced and not one to run unnecessary tests; been in practice for more than 40 years.

Dr. Lynn Schuster (Brenham)
Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor
* Part of her practice includes animals; consultations by email.



Bear Swamp Veterinary Service
107 East Bear Swamp Rd.
Middlesex, VT 05602



Amy Budzyn, DVM
Lake Forest Animal Hospital
18510 Forest Road
Forest, VA 24551

Dr. Jan Weiher, VMD, CVA, CCRT, CVCP
K9 Movement Improvement, LLC
Toms Brook, VA



Dr. Tejinder Sodhi
Bellevue, WA

*DVM and also does acupuncture, chiropractic, rehab and P.T., Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy herbs
*Twice voted “best holistic vet in Seattle”

Brown's Point Clinic
6720 Eastside Dr. NE #4
North East Tacoma, WA

West Virginia  

Jodi Bohl, DVM
Eau Claire Animal Hospital
Eau Claire, WI 54703

*Supportive of raw feeding
*Ed and Cindy use Jodi for the care of Leerburg & Kaiserhaus dogs

PawsAbilities Veterinary Rehabilitation
Vet: Dr. Rebecca McCracken
Therapist: Marie Ashbaugh, CVT, CCRA
3011 90th St
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Phone: 262.939.5668
*Hydrotherapy capabilities

Dr. Pedro Luis Rivera
The Healing Oasis
2555 Wisconsin St.
Sturtevant, WI 53177-1825

Mark Baetke, DVM
Wolf River Vet Clinic
216 W. Wolf River Ave.
New London, WI 54961
Fax: 920.982.3112

Lisa Clark, DVM BS
Northwoods Veterinary Center LTD.
9920 Hwy 22 E
Gillett, WI 54124
Fax: 920.855.1800

*Small animal, equine

Marta Engel, DVM
Rising Sun Animal Wellness Center
315 East Decker St.
Viroqua, WI 54665
Fax: 608.637.2648

Martha Greco, DVM MPH
722 Rosemary Lane
Baraboo, WI 53913

*Practice Preferences: small animal house calls

Jodie Gruenstern, DVM, CVA
Animal Doctor
S 73 W16790 Janesville Rd.
Muskego, WI 53150
Fax: 414.422.1977
*Certified veterinary acupuncturist, food therapist and special focus on essential oils

Jan Harkins, DVM
Reedsburg Small Animal Clinic
222 North Walnut St.
Reedsburg, WI 53959
Fax: 608.524.8182

Mary Hess, DVM
M & M Family Practice
5211 Kittycrest Drive
Madison, WI 53711

Mike Kohn, DVM
The Petinary
1014 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703

Christine McCarthy, DVM
Rockwood Hospital for Pets
900 South Center Ave.
Merrill, WI 54452
Fax: 715.536.4484

Ann Margret Morgan, DVM
Silver Spring Animal Wellsness Center
1405 West Silver Spring Dr.
Glendale, WI 53209
Fax: 414.228.1072

Theresa Salee, DVM
Care Animal Clinic
14350 West Capitol Drive
Brookefield, WI 53005

Jan Schilling, DVM
East- 13572 Jug Creek Road
La Farge, WI 54639

Deborah Schroeder, DVM
Citywide Pet Clinic
6009 Monona Dr.
Monona, WI 53716
Fax: 608.222.3307

Karen Strickfaden, DVM BS
Country Care Animal Complex
4235 Elmview Road
Green Bay, WI 54311
Fax: 920.863.2044

Kim Utech, DVM
Schmidt Veterinary Clinic
2120 Granville Rd.
West Bend, WI 53095
Fax: 262.675.6415

Carrie Donahue, DVM
Acupaws Companion Animal Acupuncture, LLC
1822 Spaight St.
Madison, WI 53704
*I do acupuncture, and I also offer chinese herbs, western herbs, essential oils and nutritional recommendations. VERY supportive of raw foods!! Another part of my practice is in-home hospice care and euthanasia.

Lynne Dennis, DVM, CVA
Harmony Veterinary Services
658 Pickford St
Madison, WI 53711
*Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, supports raw feeding



Theo Schuff, DVM
Fish Creek Veterinary Clinic
PO Box 1814
Wilson, WY 83014
* Theo is a most extraordinary vet with an open mind. He's been beyond supportive of me feeding my dogs a raw diet, doing massage and nutritional support where other vets would likely just prescribe drugs.

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