Episode 19: Paws For Health with Dr. Wanda Vockeroth

In this special episode, we embark on a journey into the world of holistic veterinary care with Dr. Wanda Vockeroth, a seasoned veterinarian with a passion for complementary modalities. Dr. Vockeroth's extensive experience spans both conventional and alternative approaches to animal wellness. Since graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, she has delved into acupuncture, homeopathy, osteopathy, craniosacral therapy, Chinese and Western herbology, Bach flowers, and natural nutrition. At her veterinary clinic here in Calgary, Dr. Vockeroth combines these modalities with conventional medicine to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to her furry patients. Today, Dr. Vockeroth joins Dr. Risk to shed some light on the holistic options available for our beloved four-legged friends, ensuring they receive the same level of health and well-being as their human companions.

Topics in this episode:

  • Exploring Dr. Wanda Vockeroth's path to becoming a veterinarian and her motivation for entering the field.
  • Discussing when and why Dr. Vockeroth started incorporating complementary modalities into her veterinary practice.
  • Delving into the meaning of complementary modalities and the specific therapies Dr. Vockeroth utilizes in her practice.
  • Exploring how Dr. Vockeroth selects and applies complementary modalities to address individual animal health concerns.
  • Reflecting on any observed improvements or changes in outcomes since incorporating complementary modalities into veterinary care.
  • Learning to identify signs of distress in pets and understanding when they may benefit from holistic interventions.
  • Discussing the importance of nutrition, supplements, parasite prevention, dental care, and other aspects of holistic pet care for maintaining overall health and well-being.