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Dr Priya Bhatt, DVM, CVA
Dr Bhatt in an integrative veterinarian who received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She became Certified in Acupuncture (CVA) through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She is knowledgeable in essential oils and a Reiki Level 1 energy healer.
She strongly believes in empowering individuals through education and communication. She says, “In order for people to help their pets, they must know how. Many people are unaware of how advanced veterinary is and all the various healing options out there. Knowledge is power and can open doors to many healing pathways.”
Dr Odette Suter, DVM, CVA, CVSMT, MA
Odette Suter, DVM is a holistic veterinarian, best-selling author and lecturer in the Chicago area. Focusing on quality versus quantity and prevention rather than reactive care and band-aids, Dr. Suter utilizes functional medicine principles to help resolve the underlying stressors that lead to disease in your animals. As a result your furry friend’s body is restored to function as best as it possibly can.
Dr. Suter incorporates functional medicine, nutrition, veterinary spinal manipulation therapy (aka. chiropractic care), acupuncture and hormone balancing into her
therapies. Other specialties include applied kinesiology, functional neurology, NAET (allergy elimination technique), ozone therapy and microbiome restorative therapy.
With her passion for teaching she offers training to you as the caregiver with the aim to empower you to know how to maintain your friends’ health and create a long and happy life.
I am passionate about what I do and love engaging with clients/patients. I truly believe in a team based approach to treating a patient. Multiple minds are better than one.”
Dr. Holze is experienced in treating mostly dogs and horses. He started working with animals after finding that some of his chiropractic patients were interested in having their pets receive similar treatments. His interest is in treating animals and humans for chronic infections (Lyme and tick infections, EBV, Candida, Parasites, Colds and Flu, etc), finding and treating heavy metals toxicities, laser acupuncture for treatment of allergies, homeopathy and supplementation to aid the body’s natural ability to heal, emotional work to help decrease an animal’s stress load, class 2 low level laser therapy (for wound healing, muscle/joint problems, post surgery healing and detox), and much more.
Dr. Holze is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Illinois Chiropractic Society, Elgin and St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, and the Better Business Bureau. He lives in St. Charles with his wife Marissa, son Brecken, daughter Savannah, and Portuguese water dog Indie.
Dr. Christopher Holze, D.C.
Dr. Holze attended Logan College of Chiropractic in MO from 1999-2002. While at Logan he worked as a Gross Anatomy tutor helping other students learn the anatomy of the body. He also took 100 hours of post graduate work in Applied Kinesiology. While at Logan he received his Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy and graduated in 2002 with his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Holze had been in practice at Holze Wellness Center for over 13 years. He is a second generation chiropractor and currently works alongside his father at Holze Wellness Center Ltd.
When asked about why she has pursued training in alternative therapies, Dr. Tartof answered, “I want to get to the root of a problem instead of just treating the symptoms. The symptoms are the warning signs of a larger deeper issues. If you just treat the symptoms, it’s like cutting the top of weeds instead of digging them up at their root. The symptoms will keep coming back. Alternative therapies also allow patients to have more treatment options as “one size fits all” doesn’t always work for every patient. I also have a special interest in working with the geriatric, and blind patients improving their quality of life, and keeping them moving well and helping to soothe their aches and pains.”
In her free time she accompanies Piper, her blind certified therapy dog, to outpatient pediatric animal assisted therapy as well as Cynosports Rally obedience.
Dr. Jessica Tartof, DVM, GDip VCHM, CVA, CVSMT
Dr. Jessica Tartof is an Integrative Veterinarian who received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in both equine and small animal Western and Eastern medicine. She became Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She earned her certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (CVSMT) through the College of Animal Chiropractors and the Healing Oasis Center. She also obtained a post graduate diploma in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine (CVCHM) through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies.
She is an active member in several organizations including: American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Avian Veterinarians, among others. Dr. Mikol-Doering is married to Matthew Doering, and they have three daughters, Caroleena, Mia, and Gabriella. They also share their home with three cats (Immi, Lyla and Tux), one dog (Finley), a male eclectus parrot (Tortuga), and a rat (Rainbow). She has been with the practice since its inception as Westgate Veterinary Center, in 2007.
Dr. Lisa Mikol-Doering DVM
Dr. Lisa Mikol-Doering received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999 from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked at a private practice in Tampa, Florida from 1999-2007. During this time, she became actively involved with Lost Angels (a canine rescue organization) and Croc Encounters (a refuge for injured and abandoned reptiles and birds).
Dr. Mikol-Doering is experienced in cats and dogs, and has a special interest in Avian and exotic pets. Her other professional skills include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, veterinary endoscopy, laparoscopy, and minimally invasive surgery. She is one of very few veterinarians in Illinois who performs laparoscopic spay and gastropexy (tacking of stomach wall to prevent bloat) surgery.
Some of the services offered include natural diet recommendations, modified vaccination protocols, guidance on the proper use of dietary supplements, acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbal medicine, stem cell therapy (derived from your pet's own fat cells), rehabilitation therapy/sports medicine, Class IV laser therapy (Companion Laser), and spinal manipulation (chiropractic). I also offer integrative general medicine, which is basically general practice while taking a natural approach whenever possible. For example, we may try herbs instead of antibiotics, but if we need the antibiotics, we will take natural steps to minimize any side effects.
Dr. Theresa SaLee, DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVSMT
As an integrative veterinarian, I look at the big picture when it comes to healthcare for your pet. I take into consideration diet, environment, behavior, activity level and many other aspects of your pet's life in order to come up with a balanced plan for wellness. My goal is to educate and work with pet caregivers so they understand the risks and benefits of various preventative and treatment options, and can choose a path that they are comfortable with.