Tending The Wind

An Introduction to Veterinary Holistic Medicine

A collection of writings on the theory and practice of Holistic Veterinary Medicine by Dr Lauren Chattigré.

Tending The Wind: An Introduction to Holistic Veterinary Medicine

Tending The Wind, An Introduction to Holistic Veterinary Medicine is a book written for those wanting information about the theories behind today's most common alternative treatment modalities for animals. It is not a how-to book, but rather a more extensive look at the thinking behind the practice. The title alludes to the fact that holistic practitioners realize they are tending to something that is always changing and transforming, which necessitates a flexible and sensitive approach to healing. While the chapters may be read individually, visitors are encouraged to read them in order, as much of the information presented in earlier chapters is necessary to understand later ones.


The articles listed here were written for the Portland Veterinary Medical Association's monthly publication. They are therefore written for veterinarians, using more technical language than the book above. Most articles are followed by a case report, demonstrating the modality discussed in action. As more articles are written they'll be posted.

The Author

Dr. Lauren Chattigré graduated from Colorado State University's veterinary program in 1997 (magna cum laude). She then acquired training and certification in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary homeopathy, veterinary orthopedic manipulation (a form of spinal adjustment), and traditional Japanese reiki. She helps dogs and cats using both alternative and conventional medicine; conditions treated include endocrine diseases, cancer, disc disease, arthritis, seizures, behavior problems, allergies, and many others.

Letter Supporting CAVM Continuing Education

CAVM (Complementary & Alternative Veterinary Medicine) needs your support. A veterinary agency called RACE (Registry of Approved Continuing Education) has recently been denying continuing education credits for CAVM courses. These courses had been approved in previous years. Continuing education credits are required to maintain veterinary licensure in all states. RACE's denial of the legitimacy of CAVM could undermine the advancement of CAVM education, research, and practice. The letter below is my response to this issue. It is addressed to pertinent state and local veterinary agencies. To find out how your state views this issue, contact your state veterinary medical examinine board. You can write your own letter to your state VMEB, your regional delegate to the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), and the AAVSB (American Association of Veterinary State Boards). Thank you!

For information on Dr. Chattigre's current location and contact information, see www.cascadesummitvets.com.

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