Holistic Veterinary Care
Acupuncture. Homeopathy. Qi Gong Healing Techniques. Chinese Dietary Therapy. And More.
An Energy Medicine Pioneer
Author of the textbook on Chinese Medicine for Western veterinarians.
Care For your Animal Friends
Browse the many books and resources developed by this pioneer of holistic veterinary medicine.
Learn with Dr. Cheryl
Online and SF Bay Area workshops teach holistic care to practitioners and animal lovers alike.
Healthy Pet Pathways
a series of workshops to help people connect with their animal friends
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Nurturing connections between people & animals... contentment & well being.

New Online Class Available!

Doggitude & Catitude Series 2019

The Fire-tude

(online course)
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The “Fire-tude” Doggitude & Catitude Series 2019

$50.00

This on-line course is a live video recording offered at Gathering Thyme, San Rafael CA. in March 2019, before a mixed audience of animal lovers and professional animal healers.

Experience practical Chinese Medicine physiology through the Five Forces of Nature, as we look at our dog and cat friends who embody the “Fire-tude” – the essence of  Heart, Small Intestine, Heart-Protector-Pericardium, Triple Heater-Tribal Weaver.

See how Fire-tudes react to life, to us and to each other, what makes them tick, how to keep them in balance, and tips for when they go out-of-balance.

Explore diet, lifestyle, herbs and more, as Fire dances its way to harmony.

Format: on-line video course plus PDF notes.

The Woodi-tude

(online course)

The “Woodi-tude” Doggitude & Catitude Series 2019

$50.00

This online course is a video recording of a live 3-hour class offered at Gathering Thyme Herb School, San Rafael, CA, in April 2019, before a mixed audience of animal lovers and professional animal healers. Experience practical Chinese medicine physiology through the Five Forces of Nature as we look at our dog and cat friends who embody the “Woodi-tude” – the essence of the Liver and Gall Bladder. Explore the expanded actions, emotions, behavior and other associations the Woodi-tude type brings, and how they react to life, to us and to each other.Learn tips about diet, lifestyle, herbals, and more.

Format: online video course plus PDF notes

For the animal caregiver, the beginning, advanced student, and the professional.Combining theory with 40 years of clinical experience.

Dr. Cheryl Schwartz “Fire-tude”
Chinese Medicine & Animals

Dr. Cheryl Schwartz “Fire-tude”
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Dr. Cheryl Schwartz “Woodi-tude”
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Popular Classes

Each unique class offers helpful information for the animal caregiver: beginner, advanced student or the professional. Combining theory with forty years of clinical experience and humor, these classes are recorded with live audiences and showcase Western, Chinese or Ayervedic herbs, homeopathy, flower essences and Traditional Chinese Medicine. In several, Dr. Schwartz is in conversation with renowned herbalist/author, Matthew Wood.

Food Therapy for Cats: Heart, Spirit, & Gut

Food Therapy for Cats: Heart, Spirit, & Gut

$0.00

Is your cat not interested in eating? Does she need petting and attention while eating, or show signs of aggression, anxiety, or fear? Learn easy concepts using Chinese food therapy to manage some of these common behavioral patterns in cats.

Herbs for Movement

Herbs for Movement

$55.00

Herbs can support mobility and health in people and animals. Viewing herbs through both Eastern and Western eyes, Dr. Cheryl Schwartz and Registered Herbalist Matthew Wood discuss major herbs and homeopathic remedies they have used in clinical practice to treat joint, bone, and muscle issues.

New Class Series starting March 16, 2019

Books

Four Paws
An easy to understand guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs, making this ancient tradition accessible for the health needs of your animal friends. Used by animal caregivers and as a textbook for veterinarians wanting to learn alternative medicine, this book covers the meridian system with easy-to-follow acupressure points, Chinese Food and nutrition Therapy, herbs and massage techniques for specific issues your animal friend may encounter. More than 50,000 copies sold worldwide in English and translation.

Natural Healing for Dogs & Cats from A-Z book
This colorful and user-friendly book gives herbal, homeopathic and acupressure recommendations for the natural treatment of a variety of health issues

Four Paws Five Directions

Four Paws Five Directions

$29.99

Welcome to the world of traditional Chinese medicine—for cats and dogs! For the growing number of animal lovers seeking an alternative to Western medicine, this thoughtful and comprehensive approach to home animal care is a virtual godsend.

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Natural Healing for Dogs & Cats A-Z

$11.95

This guide discusses natural and holistic practices for pets. It is set in an A-to-Z format, which is designed to make it easy to look up any issue that your pet has. Topics covered include: holistic medicine, acupuncture and acupressure, herbal remedies, flower essences and homeopathy.

Videos

What Food Is Best for My Animal Friend
This DVD is a video recording of a class given with a live audience of caregivers and dogs. Dr. Schwartz discusses the Five Element dog- & cat-ality types using Traditional Chinese Medicine, and gives examples of which foods, temperatures, tastes, colors and preparation techniques would benefit each individual type. The relationship between the diet and skin, digestive, and immune issues is explored. Dog participants model acupressure points for balancing these conditions.

Services

Using acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy, nutritional therapy, massage, sound and light therapies, we help create balance in the bodies and environments of our animal friends and their caretakers.

Holistic Veterinary Medicine goes beyond physical body issues, believing we are all connected and that each individual is a unique being. Veterinarians are used to receiving information through non-verbal energy fields. We know our animal friends are family members and we offer compassionate care to restore health and contentment. Holistic Veterinary Medicine is love and connection. It recognizes the flow of circular patterns. Using Traditional energy healing techniques of acupuncture, acupressure, Qi Gong, massage, herbs, homeopathy, nutrition, intuition, science, sound and light therapies, we nurture balance in bodies, minds, souls and environments of our animal friends and their caretakers.