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!
The “Fire-tude”

Doggitude & Catitude Series 2019

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.

New Class Series starting March 16, 2019


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


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.


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.