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.

About Dr. Schwartz


As a pioneer in the field of veterinary holistic therapies, Dr. Schwartz has learned from animals themselves for over forty years of her clinical practice. She now lives in the Bay Area, bringing holistic veterinary healing to cats, dogs, and horses through a small private practice and by teaching workshops to help animal caregivers like YOU care for your own animal friends.

Doggitude & Catitude Series 2019

Sharing a Preventative & Restorative Health Care System for your Animal Friends

Like us, our animal family experiences physical and behavioral changes throughout life. Inflammation, coldness, over-excitement, depression, anxiety, weakness or injury happens. Whether acute or chronic situations, the ancient Chinese Medicine system of the Five Forces of Nature tracks and offers re-balancing solutions to restore healthy well-being. It is a preventative and restorative health system. This video- recorded live class series focuses on each of the Five Forces – Wood (Liver), Fire (Heart), Earth (Stomach), Metal (Lung) and Water (Kidney) – how each plays out in everyday life, and how YOU can help guide your friend back to health.

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


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


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.


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


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.

Natural Healing for Dogs & Cats A-ZNatural Healing for Dogs & Cats A-Z

Natural Healing for Dogs & Cats A-Z


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.


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.