who i am

I received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. For the last 22 years, I have been a companion animal practitioner. I have been in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, area since 1989. During those 22 years, my experience has included all aspects of general practice in small animal medicine – regular health examinations, diagnosis and treatment of medical problems, soft tissue surgery, and emergency practice.


I began my training in using traditional Chinese Medicine as an alternative method for treating pain, internal disorders, and cancer about seven years ago.


In 2003, I began attending the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine in Reddick, Florida. Through the institute, I have become certified in Veterinary Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Tui Na. I received my instruction from Dr. Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD, MS. Dr. Xie is a native of China and is Clinical Assistant Professor at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), University of Florida, Gainesville. Dr. Xie is the Head of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Service at the VMTH.