Sorry for the recent lack of posts. I've had the flu that has completely kicked my butt! Feeling better now, and I'm ready to chat your ear off about acupuncture and Chinese medicine some more!
It has recently been brought to my attention that there are vets out there telling people that I am "practicing Veterinary Medicine without a license." I want to assure everyone that this is not the case. As much as I love helping pets, never in a million years would I put my license at risk by treating pets illegally. When I first received my acupuncture license, I very specifically, and repeatedly, asked the Director of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association what the laws were regarding my treating pets using acupuncture. She said that as long as pets were referred to me by a licensed veterinarian, I could treat pets the same as any other specialist.
I have written prescriptions from veterinarians for each of the pet patients that I treat and I am constantly referring patients BACK to their veterinarians whenever new symptoms appear. I am NOT a veterinarian and do not claim to be. I am an acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine specialist.