Last weekend, our team immersed itself in three transformative days at the AHVMA conference 📚. For those unfamiliar, AHVMA stands for the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association – the leading beacon for holistic veterinarians across the nation. Reconnecting with the holistic community never ceases to energize us 🌱. It’s a congregation of shared knowledge, mutual learning, and pure, authentic face-to-face connections ✨.
We delved deep into an array of holistic modalities and had the privilege of networking with some of the most dedicated holistic practitioners. Walking this path, intertwined with such luminaries, fills me with gratitude and reverence. Now, more than ever, I’m convinced that an integrative approach is the keystone to unlocking our pets’ optimal health and joy 🐾. With lifelong learning as our compass, we’re eager to cascade our newfound knowledge into our practice. Topics that particularly piqued our interest included:
- Essential oil therapy 🌿
- Healing with stones 🔮
- Insects as a protein source for pets 🐜
- Allergy and autoimmune disease solutions 🩺
- Five Element Medicine 🌍🔥💧🌳🪨
- Phytotherapy 🌺
- Cannabis therapy 🌱
- Harnessing healing through intention 💭
- Homeopathy 🌼
- Crafting homemade diets & food therapy 🍲
Beyond the academic, it was personally heartwarming to mingle with the vendors and founders behind the products we trust. Recognizing faces, shaking hands, sharing stories – it’s these moments that underline our collective mission: bettering the lives of animals 🐶🐱. Discoveries about needle-free acupuncture, enhanced herbal therapies, and avant-garde treatments like stem cell, mistletoe therapy, and PEMF therapy truly felt like unearthing hidden treasures 🌟. Like an eager child in a wonderland, I was ready to embrace all the novelties and carry them back to our community.
A particularly heartwarming episode from our trip was finally meeting our “unicorn” team member, Lindsey, in person 🦄. Despite joining our team remotely from Michigan last May, she has been the cohesive glue binding us. Sharing smiles, stories, and cherished moments with her felt like reuniting with an old friend. She’s been an instrumental force, ensuring seamless communication flows, and meeting her just reaffirmed our admiration for her.
With memories etched in our hearts and a reservoir of knowledge waiting to be tapped, we returned, more motivated than ever, ready for the next phase in our journey! 🚀🐾❤️
P.S. 📣 This upcoming week is Veterinary Technician Week! 🎉 It’s that special time of the year when we wholeheartedly celebrate and shine a spotlight on the incredible veterinary technicians/nurses that weave the fabric of our profession together. They are the unsung heroes, working tirelessly behind the scenes, ensuring our pets receive the utmost care and love. Every procedure, every treatment, and every moment of comfort given to our furry friends is often due to their diligent hands and compassionate hearts 💕. They truly are the superheroes of our world, donning their capes (or scrubs!) and making a difference every single day. Here’s to celebrating them in all their glory! 🦸♀️🦸♂️🐾🎈
With Gratitude ❤️,
Dr Lily Chen
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