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Specialty Nutrition for Pets with Chronic Disease

  • The Chattery at Chattanooga WorkSpace 302 W 6th Street, Suite 3G Chattanooga, TN US (map)

Cancer, renal failure, chronic skin conditions, diabetes, arthritis and so much more can be reversed or managed when an appropriate species based diet is applied. Learn why your pet’s diet could be exacerbating their illness and the simple changes that you can make to improve their quality of life.

The teacher is donating the proceeds of the class to Chattaneuter, a low cost spay/neuter clinic in Chattanooga.

About the teacher:

Dr. Colleen Smith, DVM, CVA, CVCP, is a graduate of Ross University and has been practicing integrative medicine since 2005. She has predominantly worked with small animals, but in 2008 started her own Equine practice that offered primarily acupuncture and chiropractic treatments for local horse owners. Working in small animal practices has given her an opportunity to learn and apply the principals of conventional Western medicine, recognizing the necessity of its integration with alternative treatments. Dr. Smith was inspired to open her own integrative veterinary hospital in 2011 and Chattanooga Holistic Animal Institute was born. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and has a special interest in dietary therapy using principals of traditional Chinese veterinary food therapy. She is also a certified chiropractitioner. 

Dr. Smith has accepted appointment as Vice President to the board for the AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association) which is the national association for holistic veterinarians. Additionally, she is on the board of Chattaneuter, a low cost spay/neuter clinic in Chattanooga.  She is an avid whitewater kayaker and yoga practitioner, and she also enjoys hiking with her two dogs Scout, a Cattle dog/Border Collie mix, and Hank, a Labrador/Greyhound mix.