First Aid for Dogs & Cats (ANIMAL - 13FIRS11)

  Please register at the door - room 55 in the basement. Take the elevator in the back right corner of the building down and exit to the right.
November 9th, 2013 1:00 PM   through   5:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
General Public $ 45.00
Full time student $ 25.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
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Your pet is one of the family and you constantly have to make decisions on his behalf. Do you worry about when you should visit the veterinarian or care for him yourself? Or, challenged by how to keep his aging body healthier, or how to choose one course of action or treatment over another? Learn more about what you can do to promote optimum wellness through herbal and natural first aid remedies for common canine and feline ailments including diarrhea, sprains or strains, sore backs, lick granulomas, ear infections, prevention of parasites, and much more. Instructor: Donna Kelleher, DVM. Nov 9, Sat, 1 - 5 p.m. 4 HRs

As a practicing holistic veterinarian for nineteen years, Dr. Kelleher has helped hundreds of dogs and cats achieve optimum wellness and longevity even in the face of chronic diseases.  Discover how using holistic medicine can be fun and life-changing for both you and your best and most loyal friend  

Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:

  • Describe how to recognize an emergency or serious condition that needs immediate medical attention
  • List the three most common medical conditions and what you can do to help them
  • List two easy home remedies to help your pet live a long and healthy life
  • List two steps you can take to help prevent parasites and fleas naturally
  • List three ways you can keep your pet healthier as he ages
  • Describe the safety margin with over the counter medications and herbal remedies
  • Describe how do to choose a course of action or a treatment

Meals:  Bring a snack and a drink or buy them in the dining commons.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #55. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Donna Kelleher DVM

Donna Kelleher, DVM, has practiced holistic veterinary medicine since 1994 after graduating from Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She received the Grady Young Scholarship for the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) course, was certified in veterinary acupuncture, and later incorporated Traditional Chinese Medicine into her practice.

In the mid-1990s, she worked nights and weekends in emergency hospitals and spent days with acupuncture patients. She soon came to see Western medicine as acute medicine - offering often-needed surgery and pharmaceuticals, whereas chronic disease was often best handled and cured using holistic modalities. In 1997, she became certified in veterinary chiropractic. About the same time, she began training in herbal medicine, focusing on Western herbs. She has studied with Rosemary Gladstar, Michael Moore, Michael Tierra, K.P. Khalsa and completed a American Herbalist Guild program. Though she is a certified Master Herbalist, she continues to learn more.

In 2003, Donna wrote The Last Chance Dog: True Stories of Holistic Animal Healing (Scribner,2012), The Proof is in the Poodle: One Veterinarian's Exploration into Healing (Two Harbors Press, 2013) and has been published in many magazines and newspapers.

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