Faculty

Our faculty is a key strength of the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies. Our teachers are recognised experts in their own fields and as practitioners they bring a practical experience to theory that makes learning relevant and engaging. By selecting some of the best teachers and practitioners throughout the world we can ensure students receive the highest academic standard of education that is also professionally and practically relevant.

Students enter our classrooms from all over the world. Our innovative curriculum and learning technology allow access to teachers and tutors at home or work any time any place. You will find our faculty helpful and sensitive to cultural and language differences, we are here to help you in your studies.

 

Dr Steve Marsden

Dr Susan Wynn

Dr Nancy Scanlan

Dr Hubert Karreman

Dr Joyce Harman

Dr Jodi Van Tine

Dr Richard (Rick) Palmquist

Dr Jean Dodds

Dr Jodi Van Tine

Dr Joseph Demers

Dr Paula Jo Broadfoot

Dr Susi Lam

Dr Barbara Fougere

Colin Daly

Dr Lyndy Scott

Dr Joanna Milan

Catherine Bird

PRINCIPALS

Dr Steve Marsden

DVM, ND, MSOM, L.Ac, Dipl.C.H., RH (AGH) Dr Steve Marsden
Dr Steve Marsden received his doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. At the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon he obtained a doctorate in Naturopathic medicine, a Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine, and his licensure in acupuncture and Diplomat status in Chinese herbology. He treats both pets and people in his Edmonton, Alberta practice. He has instructed veterinarians in Chinese Medicine at IVAS, Tufts and AVAC. He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild. He is the co-author of several texts, including the Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine. He is a frequent guest lecturer to veterinary audiences world wide. He is perhaps one of the best known and highly qualified Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine masters worldwide. He was awarded Canadian Veterinarian of the Year in 2009 and was honoured as a veterinarian making a difference with BARK magazine in 2010 and Herbal Educator of the Year by AHVMA in 2010.

Dr Barbara Fougere

BSc, BVMS(Hons), BHSc(Comp Med), MHSc(Herb Med), CVA, CVBM, CVCP, GD Bus Mgt, MOrg D&T, CMAVA MNHAA Dr Barbara Fougere
Dr Barbara Fougere is a 1986 graduate from Murdoch University Veterinary School Western Australia. She practices in Sydney Australia, exclusively in veterinary integrative medicine. She has served on the Australian Veterinary Association Policy Council, Therapeutic Advisory Committee, Feline Health Research Fund and has held positions as President of the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture, President of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association, House of Delegates IVAS, is the current President for IVAS and is one of the first veterinarians to be certified in Veterinary Botanical Medicine worldwide. She holds a Masters degree in herbal medicine and a bachelors degree in Complementary Medicine as well as a Masters in the field of education and training. She is a member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia, Australian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine, AVA, AHVMA, VBMA and IVAS . She is also holds qualifications in veterinary acupuncture, spinal integration, homeopathy and other therapies and has authored Healthy Dogs a Manual of Natural Therapies (2003), The Pet Lovers Guide to Natural healing for Cats and Dogs (2006) and coauthored two veterinary texts Veterinary Herbal Medicine (2007) and Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice (2008). She was awarded the AHVMA Practitioner of the Year in 2010 and Educator of the Year in 2011. 

Dr Susan G. Wynn

DVM, RH(AHG)CVA (certified veterinary acupuncturist)
CVCH (certified veterinary Chinese herbalist)  Dr Susan Wynn

Dr Susan G. Wynn is a 1987 graduate of the University of Georgia and completed an internship with the Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington D.C. She held a post-doctoral fellowship in viral immunology with the Emory University School of Medicine from 1993-1997. She has served as an ad hoc expert panelist for the National Institutes of Health, the Wellcome Trust and Commonweal, and is a consultant for the Alternative Medicine forums for both the Veterinary Information Network and the AVMA's Network of Animal Health. She has served on the Advisory boards of the National Animal Supplement Council and the Veterinary Research Council. Dr. Wynn led the profession by organizing professional associations such as the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association and the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine. Her publications include scientific papers and seminal texts, including Veterinary Herbal Medicine (Elsevier, 2007), Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine (Mosby, 2003), and Emerging Therapies (AAHA Press, 1999); she also co-authored Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine (Mosby, 1998). Dr. Wynn has lectured from Australia to Brazil to Canada for veterinary audiences, including keynote lectures. She has taught the student elective in herbal medicine for the University of Georgia. She has been a visiting lecturer for the veterinary schools at University of Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota, University of Tennessee, Auburn University, Virginal Polytechnic University and University of Guelph. Presently Dr. Wynn is adjunct faculty for University of Georgia and is in private specialist practice in Georgia, USA. 

Dr Joanna Milan

DVM, CVA (IVAS), D Vet Hom

Dr Joanna Milan received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ontario VeteriJoanna Milan DVMnary College at the University of Guelph in Canada in 1990.   She now practices in Perth Western Australia. Prior to then she was in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in a holistic medicine practice under the guidance of Dr Steve Marsden and Dr Karen Marsden .  She is the Past President of the Australian Veterinarian Acupuncture Group and a current teacher and tutor on the IVAS Australian Acupuncture course as well as a tutor on the Graduate Diploma Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine.  Joanna was certified in acupuncture through IVAS in 2004 and her Graduate Diploma CVHM through CIVT 2012.  She has been an online tutor for the CIVT courses "Introduction to TCM" and "IVAS Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine" since the courses began in July 2008, utilising her solid experience in practice as an acupuncturist and herbalist. Joanna also holds qualifications in Cranial Sacral Therapy and homeopathy.

Dr Jean Dodds

DVMDr Jean Dodds

Dr Jean Dodds received her DVM in 1964 from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Toronto. She worked as a Research Scientist with the New York State Health Department and became Chief of the Laboratory of hematology Wadsworth Center. Her love of blood took her to become Executive Director of the NY State Council on Human Blood Transfusion Services in 1980, She moved to California and established the first non profit blood bank for animals in 1986 and has been dedicated to non profit services and education ever since. She was awarded Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year in 1974 by the AVMA, and received the Award for Outstanding Service to the Veterinary Profession from the AAHA in 1977, many awards have since been bestowed upon Dr Dodds, including Holistic veterinarians of the Year AHVMA. She is an active member numerous professional societies including the National Research Council/ BANR Committee on National Needs for research in veterinary Science. She is considered a world expert on Thyroid Disease in Dogs and has authored The Canine Thyroid Epidemic, numerous scientific papers and in her spare time she is the inventor on numerous patents and runs Pet Life Line which adopts retired Greyhound blood donors. She teaches pet owners, animal fanciers and veterinarians in immunology, hematology, endocrinology, nutrition and holistic medicine internationally.

Dr Hubert Karreman

VMD, BSHue Karreman 

Dr Hubert Karreman is a 1995 graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He has been a dairy practitioner for 15 years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, working in emergency, surgery, reproduction and internal medicine primarily for certified organic dairy farmers. He recently limited his practice activity to internal medicine for organic cattle. He is an internationally recognized expert in the non-antibiotic treatment of infectious disease of dairy cattle. He recently finished a 5 year term on the USDA National Organic Standards Board (3 years as Livestock Chair) and in 1999-2000 was on the AVMA Taskforce for Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine, which wrote the current AVMA Guidelines on CAVM. In 2008 he completed a certificate in clinical research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He recently founded Bovinity Health, a company based on providing functional alternatives to antibiotics and hormones. In addition to wrting invited chapters in textbooks, he has written two books: Treating Dairy Cows Naturally: Thoughts and Strategies (2007) and The Barn Guide to Treating Dairy Cows Naturally (2011) both published by Acres USA. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners and is president-elect of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association.

Dr Nancy Scanlan

DVM MSFP CVADr Nancy Scanlan

Dr.Nancy Scanlan graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1970. She practiced in a conventional practice for 10 years (2 years mixed, 8 years small animal exclusively), and used nutritional therapy with conventional medicine during that time. In 1979 she was hired as an instructor for an Animal Health Technician program in Southern California, and ended up as head of the Medical Science division at National College in South Dakota. She was certified in acupuncture in 1988, and returned to small animal practice. Other holistic modalities were added, and she had a 100% holistic practice in Sherman Oaks, California for over 16 years. She is currently on the editorial board for the Journal for the AHVMA, contributes quarterly CAVM articles to Veterinary Practice News, and has served as editor for Bow Tie Press, AAHA, and Veterinary Medicine Publishing Company. Dr. Scanlan has been a featured speaker at meetings sponsored by AHVMA, IVAS, South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association, Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, Southwest Veterinary Symposium, Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, and Veterinarians for Israel. She is a contributor to lay magazines such as Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy. She is the Executive Director of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation and the California Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, and Acting Executive Director of the AHVMA. She is also a member of  AAVA, IVAS, CVMA, and AVMA

Dr Lyndy Scott

BSc BVMS MBA MACVSc FAICD Dr Lyndy Scott

Dr Lyndy Scott is a veterinarian who's areas of expertise cover animal health, welfare, behaviour, research and development, project management and continuing veterinary education. She is an active volunteer - from national boards, University Senates and corporate governance tuition in the Pacific, to fighting fires in her rural community. Lyndy is committed to animals and their wellbeing. A number of lucky ones share her property in Western Australia. From there, she helps to run CIVT. She embraces integrative therapies and, after a CIVT course with Steve Marsden, put Chinese herbal medicine into practice on her dog. They took Bella from aggressive cancer and imminent death, to an amazing further 16 months of happy, healthy life. 

Dr Joyce Harman

DVM MRCVSDr Joyce Harman

Dr Joyce Harman graduated in 1984 from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, then completed her membership exam into the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1985. In 1990 she became certified in veterinary acupuncture, and in 1994 certified in veterinary chiropractic. She has completed advanced training in homeopathy, and herbal medicine and is currently working a masters degree in Chinese medicine. She is the author of Pain Free Back and Saddle fit book and Homeopathic First Aid for Horses. She has published over 60 articles in professional journals, textbooks and lay magazines. She has served on many board of directors, is past president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, current president of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association. She was the chairman of the Alternative Medicine (Therapeutic Options) committee for the American Association of Equine Practitioners when that organization created their first set of guidelines. She was a member of the task force on alternative medicine for the American Veterinary Medical Association. In her spare time she rides a Connemara cross and photographs nature. 

Colin Daly

 BHSc (Comp Med) ADHerb Med Cert IV TAAColin Daly

Colin Daly is  medical herbalist in Sydney Australia. He has also practiced with a team of veterinarians for a number of years within a veterinary practice. He has been an active member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia and was awarded the Herbal Educator of the Year by the NHAA for his innovative and engaging teaching style. He has taught at a number of undergraduate and graduate herbal schools in Australia and when he is not teaching he is a world traveller and gourmand. 

Dr Richard (Rick) Palmquist

DVMDr Rick Palmquist

Dr Richard Palmquist is the Chief of Integrative Medicine at Centinela Animal Hospital in Los Angeles. He is currently president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, chairs the Research Committee, and sits on the Editorial committee there. He is an alternative medicine folder consultant for VIN and an international educator in hospice, integrative medicine and homotoxicology. He blogs on holistic and integrative health for animals for the popular Huffington Post, and has consulted for NBC and CBS news shows. He recently released a book, Releasing Your Pet's Hidden Health Potential. Rick has also published numerous scientific papers and is a popular presenter at veterinary conferences throughout North America. He is a coauthor of the text book Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice and is considered a pioneer in a number of integrative approaches including homotoxicology. His favorite quote is "Seek Truth and healing follows. Anything that accomplishes healing is medicine and to this there is no alternative"

Dr Susi Lam

VMD CVADr Susi Lam

Dr Susanne Lam studied at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna when she was first exposed to acupuncture through Dr Oswald Kothbauer. For the past 15 years Susi has lived in Hong Kong with veterinarian husband and two children. She has worked mainly at the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Hong Kong Island. She also studied human acupuncture at Hong Kong University in 2000 and underwent Certification by IVAS in 2001.  After studying with Dr Steve Marsden in 2006 she commenced Chinese Herbal Medicine practice. Susi currently shares running the Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine clinics at the SPCA which is mainly small animal, but once a week she sees race horses (mainly retired) for TCVM consultations. She comes to the College with an in-depth experience and knowledge of Chinese medicine and commitment to sharing that knowledge. In her spare time Susi spends time with her boys, travels to Austria to ride her horse (and visit family) and enjoys Hong Kong as a great place to practice Chinese veterinary medicine since most of the people speak “TCM” language as part of their culture!

Dr Jodi Van Tine

MA DVM CVADr Jodi Van Tine

Dr. Jodi Van Tine is a 1994 graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Companion Animal (Equine and Canine Track).  After 10 years of mixed practice and then personal experience of Chinese medicine's effect on cancer in her own dog, Dr. Van Tine  was inspired to pursue specialization in Eastern Medicine.She received certification in Canine and Equine Veterinary Acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 2006. She also worked in Integrative Veterinary Center from 2006-2007, with practice restricted to Chinese Veterinary Medicine, acupuncture and Chinese Food Therapy for dogs and cats and at the end of 2007, she returned to the versatility of integrating Eastern and Western veterinary medicine, including surgery, internal medicine, dentistry, acupuncture, Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine and nutritional therapy.  She is the first veterinarian to complete the current Certification in Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine through IVAS. Additional degrees include a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Arizona State University (1982), and a Master of Arts degree in Biology (Cellular Immunology) from San Jose State University (1990). As an enthusiastic online learner and graduate of the Certification Course, she brings a wealth of practical experience and knowledge to inspire new students.

Dr Anthony Chu

BVSc CVADr Anthony Chu

Dr Anthony  Chu graduated from the University of Sydney. After spending 8 years in small animal practice he started his mobile veterinary practice in 2005. As well as surgery, Anthony has a special interest in holistic medicine. He is IVAS certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and has studied Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine and homeopathy. He routinely uses electroacupuncture and myofascial release technique for his small animal patients. Anthony is currently a member of the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Association, the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group and the Centre of Veterinary Education. He is currently a tutor for the Introductory Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine and Certification course.

Dr Joseph Demers

Dr Joseph DemersDVM, CVA, CVH

Dr Joseph Demers graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. He began his professional life on the east coast of  Florida where he could enjoy his passion of surfing. Hestarted working ata mixed practice, then he open his own small animal medicine practice. In the late 1980s he became interested in alternative medicine and in 1992 became certified in veterinary acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). After that, he completed a three-year IVAS course in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine. To round out his alternative medicine education, he became a Certified Veterinary Homeopath by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy and became a Homeopathic Master Clinician in human homeopathy by completing a two-year certification course. Joseph is the Past-President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and Past-President of the Florida Homeopathic Medical Society. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on many aspects of Integrative Veterinary Medicine from Chinese veterinary medicine, veterinary and human homeopathy, homotoxicology and bioregulatory medicine. He really enjoys the integration of homeopathy and acupuncture with the homotoxicology injection therapy which can be a very powerful alternative therapy for many medical conditions. He feels that an integrative alternative medical approach of treating patients with nutritional supplements for supporting the sick terrain, herbal medicine for symptom reduction and homotoxicology injection and oral therapy for addressing the energetic disharmony and immune support is truly a “holistic approach to healing”.

Dr Paula Jo Broadfoot

DVM

Dr Paula Jo broadfootDr Paula Jo (PJ) Broadfoot attended Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, and graduated with a BS in Animal Science and Industry, with an emphasis on Genetics. She graduated KSU School of Veterinary Medicine 1981, Cum Laude and started a solo practice in Van Buren, AR 1982. She has lectured on nutritional aspects of healing, and the influence of environment and nutrition on children with learning and behavior difficulties. In the fall of 2001, she was hired as a veterinary consultant and speaker for Heel, Inc., and was invited to an international speakers meeting in Germany in 2002. Currently, she participates on the Scientific Review Board for VetriScience, AHVMA Board, Board Member American Society of Bioregulatory Medicine (ASBRM), Registration of Alternative and Integrative Veterinary Education (RAIVE) board member, Council of Elders, and the Research Review Committee of the AHVMA. PJ has published a number of articles and lectured extensively. She has also presented national teleconferences and webinars on Homotoxicology, including an annual workshop in conjunction with the AHVMA in Denver, since 2004. An opportunity to lecture internationally was offered by Vetri Science in 2008, to veterinarians in five cities in China. PJ is also one of the co-authors of the book Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice

 
 
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