Our mission is to improve lives of animal companions and their families. To that end, we offer a holistic approach to the prevention and treatment of disease, utilizing homeopathy, clinical nutrition and education.
We emphasize the essential connection between diet and health by actively using whole, chemical-free foods to help restore and maintain health. We use homeopathic remedies to gently strengthen and re-balance the life force. To address environmental disease, we use herbs to support natural detoxification and we teach families how to reduce their exposure to chemical and energy pollution.
The clinic opened in 1997. Because of a commitment to a clean environment for our patients, our clients and ourselves, we installed natural flooring and used zero VOC paint. We use non-toxic cleaning products. The clinic has been dowsed and we use radiation protection devices to mitigate the effects energy pollution. Our patients are happy with the homelike, low-stress environment.
The supplements we carry are made from whole food ingredients, including glandular products and organic herbs and vegetables. And all of our medicines are made from natural substances.
Holistic Animal Care is a member of Green America (www.greenamericatoday.org). To minimize our carbon footprint we subscribe to 100% renewable energy through Sonoma Clean Power and we recycle and re-use our paper products. We also contribute to Native Energy (funding windmill construction).
About the Doctor
Dr. Chalmers received her DVM degree in 1984. After graduation she returned home to Sonoma County, and worked part time at an equine practice and part time in a small animal hospital. Uncomfortable with the invasiveness of conventional practice she decided to specialize in dermatology and was accepted into the residency program at the University of Georgia. She completed her training there and in 1992, was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (Diplomate, ACVD).
Dr. Chalmers was introduced to homeopathy in 1991, and it immediately resonated. The following year she enrolled in the first veterinary homeopathy course offered in this country (taught by Dr. Richard Pitcairn). She completed the training requirements established by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH), was certified in 1995 (Certified Veterinary Homeopath), and began treating animals using homeopathic remedies instead of drugs. Her practice has been entirely holistic since the year 2000. In 2009, she began her study of clinical nutrition out of concern about the increasing prevalence of environmental disease. As a result, we introduced muscle testing (energy testing) so that we can tailor specific nutritional protocols for each patient. In March 2014, she completed a year-long advanced course in Acupoint Integrative Testing (a sophisticated system of Applied Kinesiology that utilizes acupoints and meridian scans) so that we can now treat the more challenging diseases of the 21st century, including antibiotic resistant infections, viral infections and increasing chemical toxicity. Using this technology she can detect infectious organisms, identify toxins and measure a variety of biochemical markers. She is a member of a group of AIT practitioners and thus participates in ongoing study and cutting-edge research.
She has served on the AVH Certification Committee since 1997. In 2009, she helped establish the Homeopathy Working Group, a veterinary teaching group. She is now offering lectures about environmental disease and nutritional therapy. Other interests include dance and poetry. Her book, Beyond Boundaries: Poetry and Prose, is available through Amazon.com
Alexa joined Holistic Animal Care in 2019. Uncomfortable with conventional medicine, she jumped at the chance to explore the holistic approach. Currently, she is enrolled in an on-line veterinary technician program and plans to become certified. She has excellent customer service skills and looks forward to helping you with your animals.