HarmonyVet Acupuncture and Spine Care

Dr. Lynne Dennis

Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture, Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine, Veterinary Tui-na (medical massage), Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy, Fellow American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture

I have  been a practicing veterinarian for 26 years and have been a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist for 15 years. 

I graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.  I completed a one year large animal internship at the University of Georgia CVM and then practiced small animal medicine and surgery at State College Veterinary Hospital in State College Pennsylvania for 9 years.

I became interested in acupuncture and holistic veterinary medicine while in general practice.  There always seemed to be some animals that I wished I could do more for, especially concerning pain control. I completed the Small Animal Acupuncture course at the Chi Institute (www.tcvm.org) in 2003 and I became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2004. I have really enjoyed discovering the many ways in which acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help my patients with chronic pain and disease.

I love studying Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM).  I completed the Chi Institute course in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2010 and became a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist in 2012 and a Certified Veterinary Tui-na Practitioner in 2013. I have completed the courses in Small Animal and Equine TCVM Diagnostics, Classical Points and Advanced Acupuncture Techniques,  Chinese Food Therapy, Basic and Advanced Tui-Na Massage (Chinese medical massage), Exotic Animal Acupuncture, Topograohic Acupuncture and Evidence Based Acupuncture.

I am currently employed by the Chi Institute as a teaching assistant for the basic Small Animal Acupuncture course. In addition to offering all of these TCVM modalities, I have studied Reiki and I am certifiied in Joint Yoga.

In November 2014, I became a  Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (FAAVA). This is an advanced credential currently held by 19 veterinarians in the world.

In July of 2016, I became certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy after completing my training at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center.  I am greatly enjoying the benefits of adding this skill to my daily practice.

My goal is to provide the most appropriate and helpful holistic treatment to my patients to best improve their comfort, quality of life and longevity.  I also love to empower owners by teaching them appropriate techniques (joint yoga, tui-na and acupressure) to be used at home between appointments to help them to maintain their companions' health and comfort.

Please come visit us at HarmonyVet Acupuncture and Spine Care!

Harmony Veterinary Services, LLC was established by Dr Lynne Dennis in 2005 by to provide Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) to companion animals and horses in the greater Madison area. In 2012 she opened HarmonyVet Acupuncture and Spine Care with Dr Dawn Mogilevsky.

 

Dr. Dawn Mogilevsky

Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture,Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy, Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy

I believe that holistic veterinary medicine provides us with excellent forms of care to support our animal companions whether they are young or old, athletes or family pets, have pain or chronic illness. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and have been a veterinarian for 24 years. I have provided holistic care for 18 years, yet I am still impressed with the responses I see with holistic therapies.

The forms of care I provide include acupuncture, spinal manipulation and herbal therapy. I also combine rehabilitation therapy, massage and JointYoga to develop plans for my clients to provide care at home. I have learned that the best way to serve my patients is to recognize which forms of conventional care are helping, and to provide appropriate forms of holistic care to tailor a plan to meet the needs of each individual.

My interest in holistic care began with my children when they were very young. When I realized how beneficial herbal supplements and chiropractic care were for my children I began to explore their use for dogs and cats. I gradually incorporated herbals and nutritional supplements into the recommendations I made for my patients and was happy with the responses I saw.

The next step on my journey was to become certified in Veterinary Acupuncture in 1996 through the rigorous training offered by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). The IVAS course combines the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine with the scientific background of how acupuncture therapy affects our bodies. I have found that viewing acupuncture from both eastern and western medical perspectives has been a successful way to integrate this form of therapy into the care of my patients.

In 2005 I completed the certification training for Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center. At that time I began my transition from practicing both conventional and holistic medicine to focusing on holistic forms of care exclusively. I believe that it was a critical step in developing my skills in acupuncture, spinal manipulative therapy and herbal therapy to a higher level, which allowed me to provide better care for my patients.

Since specializing in holistic practice I have completed additional training in Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and JointYoga.

The most rewarding aspect of my career is the happiness I see in my clients and patients when I am able to help them. I am thrilled to be opening Harmony Vet Acupuncture and Spine Care with Dr. Lynne Dennis, and I look forward to seeing many old and new friends in our new clinic!

 

 

Dr Andrea Lanphear

 

Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Food Therapy, and Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy. A double graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

 

Prior to going to Vet School, I was a pharmaceutical sales representative in my hometown of Chicago. It was then I realized I needed to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. I moved back to Wisconsin and enrolled in the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2001. During vet school, I was selected to work as one of the four students to be on call for the clinical pathology department where I learned to appreciate the importance of diagnostics. This is an invaluable tool for animal health, especially since they cannot speak for themselves!

 

 

My holistic interest developed when I was faced with cancer while in veterinary school. I lived

a healthy lifestyle: I was a vegetarian, did not eat processed sugar, and rode my bicycle to

school, yet felt I needed to do more. This began my studies on herbal support. After being in

private veterinary medicine and surgical practice for 6 years, I was inspired to learn different

modalities for patient care so I turned to integrated medicine.

 

I became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2008 from the Chi Institute (www.tcvm.com). It was during my studies to become an acupuncturist that I met both Drs. Lynne and Dawn. I completed the certification of Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy along with Dr. Lynne from the Healing Oasis Wellness Center in 2016 (healingoasis.edu).

 

In addition to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and veterinary spinal manipulation therapy I enjoy veterinary nutrition and look forward to studying new modalities such as Tui-Na (medical massage) and Joint Yoga. I try to “practice what I preach” so when I had debilitating lower back pain I turned to acupuncture to pull me through it and found that therapeutic yoga keeps my back happy. I receive acupuncture and chiropractic care; therefore, my goal is to be able to offer the same level of care to my patients that is offered to humans.

 

I believe a holistic approach to any living being’s health is paramount and as a holistic veterinarian it is my desire to help animals in this approach. I am very excited to be part of the harmonyVet team enabling animals to be their very best.

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