Specializing in Veterinary Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Physical Rehabilitation with Underwater Treadmill
Dr. Susan Rogers-Swaney has been a practicing veterinarian since she graduated from The Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Veterinary Herbal Medicine by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Association College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies. She has completed additional studies in Herbal Medicine and Tui-Na at the Chi Institute, Florida.
Dr. Julie Servaites joined Veterinary Alternatives in July of 2011. She earned her Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2008. Dr. Julie received her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture through the Chi Institute in 2011 and completed a Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine from CIVT (College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies) in 2014. She is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through The University of Tennessee. Dr. Julie has a strong interest in treating patients with chronic diseases including orthopedic and neurological conditions, as well as internal medicine with the use of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Canine Rehab. Outside of the office, Dr. Julie enjoys spending time with her four legged family members: Iris her black shepherd mix and Oliver her Saddle-bred horse.
Shawn Zimmermann, RVT, CCRP attended the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College where she earned her Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) degree in 2003. Working as a Veterinary Technician at a holistic veterinary practice, she developed a desire to improve the quality of life for dogs and cats through physical rehabilitation. Shawn then completed the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner program in 2005. Shawn’s passion is furthering the role of veterinary rehabilitation in the veterinary community and in the lives of small companion animals. Client education is key to help pet owner’s become a part of their pet’s rehabilitation plan. In her free time, Shawn enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her fur babies, listening to music and knitting.
Veterinary Alternatives specializes in complementary veterinary therapies working in concert with your traditional veterinarian.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)
International Veterinary Acupuncture Association College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies. (CIVT)
American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA)
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA)