Treating a horse with acupuncture
On Saltspring Island British Columbia Canada
Laser treatment

About Dr. Schoen

Dr. Schoen is one of the pioneers in holistic, integrative veterinary medicine. He has been acknowledged by his peers as one of the fifteen most influential veterinarians in North America for his contributions to veterinary medicine.

These contributions included textbooks on veterinary acupuncture and complementary and alternative veterinary medicine as well as books introducing animal lovers to natural animal health care and the human animal bond. 

In addition to having the largest holistic integrative veterinary referral practice for both small animals and horses, he was also a clinical assistant professor at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He has lectured worldwide on his approach.

His practice offered a holistic, integrative approach to animal health care. With over 40 years of clinical experience, research and teaching, Dr. Schoen has developed his own unique approach integrating various holistic natural therapies for your animal companions, both equine and small animal.

The therapies offered included acupuncture, veterinary-chiropractic care, nutrition, nutritional supplements, botanical medicine (herbs), homeopathy and mind-body medicine, among others.

Dr. Schoen feels that loving kindness and compassion are also an integral component in the healing process of all beings.

Veterinary Practice

Dr. Schoen has recently retired from active veterinary practice, but continues to help animals and their caregivers through workshops, lectures, webinars, a limited number of personal consultations as well as through his internet TV show “Awakening With Your Animal Family” on
His vision is to unite animal lovers in a co-creative global adventure to help create a healthier, happier, more harmonious society and world. 
You are invited to join him in this worldwide experiment by contacting him through the form on the right hand side of this page.
If you are interested in consulting with Dr. Schoen on the wellbeing of your animal family, or if you are a healthcare professional who is inspired to create a 21st century holistic, integrative practice to not simply benefit your clients but the greater community and ultimately contribute to making the world a better place, please contact him through the form.  Dr. Schoen offers limited personal consultations.
If you are interested in hosting Dr. Schoen’s workshops, lectures, webinars and other public speaking engagements, please also use the contact form to discuss further details.

Further Learning

Dr. Schoen recommends an integrative approach combining the best of natural therapies along with conventional medicine.  Dr. Schoen is in the midst of developing some online learning options for animal lovers.  Various therapies and approaches as well as the most frequently asked questions about each are described and answered in more detail on the following links.

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As of January 2020, he has been sharing his latest insights on the intersection between science and spirituality in his new internet TV show “Awaking With Your Animal Family” on AwakeTVnetwork.Live.  
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