[EPISODE 8] Learning about Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Neal Loh
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) may seem like a foreign concept to most pet parents, especially in the Western world. But in fact, it is a medical system that has been used for thousand of years to treat animals from common ailments.
To understand more about this fascinating modality we are joined today by Integrative Veterinarian and TCVM practitioner Dr. Neal Loh.
In this episode, Gabe and Dr Mike will uncover the tools a TCVM practitioner uses to diagnose and treat their patients. More specifically, they will discuss:
- How Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) translates to animals
- What brought Neal to Veterinary Medicine and now TCVM
- The typical cases Dr Loh sees and treats & the importance of the pet parent relationship
- The role and place of TCVM onside conventional / western medicine
- Nutrition and food therapies
- The use of TCVM to relieve stress & anxiety
- The future of TCVM in Australia and around the world
"It's what TCVM is all about - we just want to find balance in pets" - Dr. Neal Loh, Integrative Veterinarian
ABOUT OUR GUEST - DR NEAL LOH:
- BSc BVMS, CVA, CVCH, CVFT
- Integrative Veterinarian
- Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist,
- Chinese Herbalist,
- Food Therapist
- Director of Holistic Pet Vet
- Co-Founder of Holistic Pet Health
Dr. Neal Loh graduated from Murdoch University (Perth, Western Australia) as a veterinarian and has worked in various clinics & hospitals prior to starting his own holistic practice – Holistic Pet Vet. Neal is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Food Therapist after obtaining his post graduate qualifications from Chi University (Florida, USA).
Neal is one of the rare few integrative veterinarians who specialises in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) in Australia. He utilises the synergistic effects of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine as well as nutrition to improve the health and quality of life in companion pets. Empowered with the knowledge from both Western conventional science & Eastern traditional medicine, he is able to best address root causes and achieve sustained desired results from his patients. He sees patients with a wide array of issues such as musculoskeletal ailments, endocrine pathologies, seizures, allergies as well as cancer. He has special interest in canine and feline gut related disorders.
Besides consulting, Neal dedicates his time to continuing education, expanding and deepening his horizon on integrative therapies in veterinary medicine. He is also currently an adjunct guest lecturer at the veterinary nursing college in Perth. In 2020, Neal co-founded Holistic Pet Health with his wife Jeri, where they are dedicated to providing healthy and natural treats, meal toppers, plus a range of essential oil blends for various needs. Work aside, Neal is a father to three young children where they make sure he gets no other free time. As a family they enjoy spending time outdoors hiking.
To get in contact with Dr Loh you can visit his website Holistic Pet Vet: