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Hello, my name is Ashton i attend Laville Jr. Sr high school im in 8th grade.  i have a few questions to ask you about veterinarians. My first question is what is it like to be a Veterinarian?  My second question is What impact does it have on peoples lives when you save their animals, and how does it make you feel when you save or help someones animals? Thank you.

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First, I wonder why you are asking. Are you interested in becoming a veterinarian? If yes, please email me at HealThyAnimals@aol.com so I can support you in your dream.

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1. I am a holistic veterinarian so I use homeopathy, flower essences, intuition, herbs, essential oils and nutrition to truly restore animals to health rather than using drugs to quickly stop the symptoms but not help them live a longer life. I teach veterinary technician classes, lecture and speak on the internet and around the world. I love being a veterinarian because I love to educate people - that is where good veterinarians spend most of their time.

2.  Of course I feel very good when I save a life. I feel even better when I educate a person to think differently about health - building up the body to heal itself (all animals, plants and people) - so all their current and future animals and all the people in their lives will be healthier.

PS - If you are thinking of veterinary college, please carefully edit every email you write for spelling and grammar.  

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Dr. Christina Chambreau

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I can give you the holistic approach to any problem, mostly for dogs and cats and some farm animals and horses. Depending on the condition and the type of animal, I will be able to give very specific treatment suggestions such as what flower essences, homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplements, diet changes, lifestyle changes or herbs that may be helpful - not drugs. I can also suggest where you can go for further education or to find a specialist in a specific holistic field. I can help you understand why your animal is ill and what improvements can be expected. I do not check messages more than every one to two days, so PLEASE DO NOT ask about EMERGENCIES - call your local veterinarian. I cannot diagnose your animal. I cannot prescribe specific treatments. I am no longer very current with conventional treatments, so cannot answer questions on those. I am not an expert on birds or small critters. I am not an expert in breeding, birthing or babies.

Experience

I graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 and began using homeopathy in my practice after a client introduced me to it. By 1988 I was using exclusively holistic treatments. I began lecturing in 1987 and have spoken at veterinary conferences, health food stores, people's homes, churches, veterinary college conferences - anywhere people want to learn more about keeping their animals healthy.

Organizations
Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (I helped found this one) American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association National Center for Homeopathy American Veterinary Medical Association

Publications
I have written in many magazines, journals and newspapers. A few include Bark Magazine; Journal of the AHVMA; Baltimore Dog Magazine; Whole Dog Journal; Tiger Tribe; Wolf Clan. I have also been frequently interviewed on radio and TV. I am Associate Editor for the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal, so often have articles there.

Education/Credentials
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Certified Veterinary Homeopath (CVH)

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