The final talk in the 2014 Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series will look at the role of alternative medicine in caring for our feline friends. Our speaker, Dr. Christine Wilson, DVM, is a veterinarian who has spent her career exploring the potential of alternative therapies in veterinary care, and in providing these services to animals.
Dr. Wilson practices holistic traditional Chinese veterinary medicine and chiropractic for animals in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has been providing these unique services at All Creatures Healing Arts since March of 2004.
She has always walked on the other side of the line of convention, and alternative medicine was a natural choice. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and enjoyed an extremely interesting education from the start. She attended a bilingual grammar school becoming fluent in French, then graduated from the LaGuardia High School of Music and Art in 1985 and The Fashion Institute of Technology in 1987. She took a turn away from the art world in 1988 and started out toward her undergraduate coursework at Hunter College in NY with the intent of going to Veterinary school someday. In an effort to find some peace in a crazy life she decided to join her mother on her yearly trek to NM in 1989, and stayed in NM.
Here she volunteered at the Bosque del Apache wildlife refuge. Then she attended the University of New Mexico and finished in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry. She graduated in 1999 from Tufts Cummings Veterinary School where her interest in complementary and alternative therapies sparked. She enjoyed small animal practice for 4 years before embarking on an alternative postgraduate education by taking the International Veterinary Acupuncture course in 2002. She then completed extensive private study of Chinese herbs with a leading herbal master. In early 2005 she completed a course in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Wisconsin. In 2007 she took a prolotherapy course. She continues advanced study of Chinese Medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida.
Date & Time: Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Location: VCA Montgomery Conference Room
9901 Montgomery Blvd
Albuquerque, NM (map . . .)
Admission: Free!! Also, if you email us at fabulousFelines@comcast.net to let us know in advance that you will be coming, you will be entered in a drawing for a special prize! (you must be present to win)
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The Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series would not be possible without the support of our 2014 sponsors. These include VCA Montgomery, Best Friends Pet Cremation, VCA West Mesa, Shelton Jewelers, Steward’s Plumbing, and Clark’s Pet Emporium. Please patronize them, and when you do, thank them for supporting Fabulous Felines!