“As a veterinarian who does chiropractic and acupuncture work, it is very important for me to have a massage therapist who I can refer my patients to. Heather Sanders is an excellent resource for me. Her bodywork gives them pain relief and increased mobility and helps my patients hold their chiropractic adjustments as well. I feel very fortunate to have Heather on the health care team for many of the dogs in my practice and highly recommend her as a skilled massage therapist and acupressure practitioner.”

Kari De Leeuw DVM, VSMT, CVA

“I feel that Heather's comprehensive approach including massage, acupressure, and nutrition can be of benefit to many patients. Those that are dealing with degenerative or chronic arthritic problems, back issues, or leg injuries can especially benefit from her services.”

Stan Goldfarb, DVM

“Having worked in the veterinary chiropractic field for the last eight years I am often asked about both the efficacy of other therapeutic modalities and for recommendations to trusted practitioners. I have never hesitated to heartily recommend Heather Sanders for veterinary acupressure work. Her expertise in her field is unsurpassed and her professionalism and willingness to collaborate on cases is exemplary. I trust her implicitly and know that all animals lucky enough to be treated by Heather will experience reduced stress and improved well being.”

Margaret Holiday, DC

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I’m sure you’ll agree… your dog deserves the very best. You care more about your pooch than anyone which is why I strongly encourage all my clients to educate themselves about basic medical care and become advocates for their animals. Speaking for Spot by Nancy Kay, DVM is an excellent resource for navigating the potentially overwhelming, confusing, and expensive world of veterinary medicine. Arm yourself with information and be your best friend’s medical advocate. Below are recommended veterinary professionals who are committed to being partners in your pet’s care.

Holistic Veterinarians

San Francisco

Healthy Pets Veterinary Hospital
Adam Piaseczny, DVM
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Veterinary Specialists
David Fong, DVM, L.Ac, DOM
San Francisco, CA

East Bay

Creature Comfort Holistic Veterinary Center
Oakland, CA

Holistic Veterinary Care
Cheryl Schwartz, DVM
Oakland, CA

All Paws Holistic Veterinary Clinic
Anne Reed, DVM
Point Richmond, CA

Alternatives for Animals
Karen Rettig, DVM
Lafayette, CA


Animal Wellness Center of Marin
Stanley Goldfarb, DVM
San Rafael, CA

Tender Care Veterinary Hospital
Pamela Bouchard, DVM
San Rafael, CA

The Country Vet
Jim Codington, DVM
Novato, CA


Coastal Holistic
Kari DeLeeuw, DVM
Pacifica, CA

Mid Peninsula Animal Hospital
Cynthia Easton, DVM
Menlo Park, CA

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

Rehabilitation Centers

Holistic Veterinary Care
Oakland, CA

The Sams Clinic
Mill Valley, CA

The Canine Rehabilitation Center
Walnut Creek, CA

Scout’s House
Menlo Park, CA

Canine Chiropractors

Margaret Holiday, DC
East Bay & Marin

Betsey Carpenter, DC
San Francisco & East Bay

American Veterinary Chiropractic Association

Veterinary Homeopaths

Siri Dayton, DVM
San Francisco, CA

Heidi Hill
San Francisco & Berkeley

Beth Murray
Oakland, CA
510-522-2469 or 510-530-1373

Barbara Fishelson, DVM
phone consults only

Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy