About this Episode
This is the trailer for Part II of the third season of the WholisticMatters Podcast Series, “The Wholistic Approach to Pet Care.” Jody Griffiths, CVT, leads conversations with experts in wholistic veterinary care, discussing the role of whole foods in veterinary practice, omega-3 fatty acids for pets, the brain-gut microbiome connection in animals, and healthy years for geriatric dogs.
The Wholistic Approach to Pet Care
If you are a veterinarian, this podcast will provide insights on how to better support your pet patients and pet parents with the wholistic approach to pet care. And if you’re not a veterinarian, this podcast still offers a unique perspective on the wholistic approach to caring for that special furry friend in your life! That friend may not have opposable thumbs, but they DO have unique dietary needs that you can fulfill for them. You are your pet’s biggest advocate, and we want to help you both live the fullest lives possible with the right lifestyle choices.
Meet the Hosts:
Jody Griffiths, CVT, brings 11 years of mixed animal practice experience to this podcast season as well as 12 years of educating veterinarians and technicians on the benefits of whole food nutrition for animals. Jody has two crazy Labs, a chocolate named Kona and a black named Echo that keep her on her toes and love belly rubs and their tennis balls.
Kara Credle is a clinical nutrition communication specialist passionate about bringing accessible health and wellness information to the masses – healthcare professionals and health enthusiasts alike! Kara has a six-year old Chow-Chow mix named Bingley who loves cuddles and shedding.
Meet the Special Guests:
Dr. Sue Howell first started integrating whole food therapies with conventional medicine over 15 years ago. Dr. Howell is passionate about utilizing multiple modalities in a clinical setting, such as acupuncture and food therapy, as well as educating veterinarians about the power of whole foods for their pet patients.
Dr. Laura Gaylord has been a general veterinary practitioner in North Carolina for over 24 years. She is currently an independent nutrition consultant and offers homemade diet recipe consultations for pets. Combining her clinical experiences with out-of-the-box thinking, she provides nutrition/supplement consulting for general practitioners and their clients as well as the pet vested industry.
Dr. Donna Raditic has spent over 30 years in the veterinary field. She is a general practitioner, veterinary nutritionist, academician, and consultant — offering unique perspectives on the role of nutrition, supplements and integrative veterinary care for companion animals.
Dr. Madeline Yamate is a veterinarian certified in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese food therapy, and tui-na by the Chi University and the China National Society of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She has been in the veterinary field for 15 years, and she is currently in private practice at the Center for Integrative Animal Medicine in California.