Thomas D. Pfafman DVM,CAC

Dr Tom Pfafman was raised in Hume Virginia on his family cattle and horse farm. He learned to care for and love many different types of animals, dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs chickens, gerbils, rabbits, hamsters and many more. He worked closely with the family veterinarians and knew from an early age he wanted to pursue a career in Veterinary medicine. Dr. Pfafman and his wife graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.

His first love was surgery where he excelled in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, his training at Companion Animal clinic in Gainesville Virginia with Dr. Scott Dove allowed him to learn many advanced surgical procedures. It was there that he was first exposed to animal chiropractic and started to realize the limitations of a strictly traditional practice. In 1994 Dr. Casey and Dr. Pfafman started training with Dr. Sharon Willoughby, DVM, DC, the founder of Animal Chiropractic and he became the 86th person certified in animal chiropractic. Since then he has branched out and developed advanced therapies to help dogs with arthritis, back pain and intervertebral disc disease.

The culmination of his passion to seek out the best possible therapies for the care of his patients, was to create the Integrative Vet Med Center that offers the best in traditional medicine and complimentary natural treatments.

Education

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 1992. Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1988. B.S Animal Science.
  • Options for Animals, Molene, IL 1994. Certified Animal Chiropractor.
  • Certified in Vet-Stem Stem Cell Therapy 2010.
  • Member American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
  • Member American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Member American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Member Arizona Veterinary Medical Association.
  • College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies.
  • University of Florida Surgical Excellence Award Recipient

Angela M. Casey DVM

Dr. Angela Casey was raised in West St. Louis County, Missouri. Her dad is a huge dog lover, so it’s no surprise she had lots of dogs growing up. She enjoyed Dachshunds, Dobermans and Irish Setters before getting her Springer Spaniel puppy, while in Veterinary School. When she was 12 years old, she trained the family’s Doberman, “Sasha”, for show in the Obedience Ring. She is very proud of the awards she and “Sasha” won together. She knew, at age 12, that she would one day be a veterinarian.

Dr. Casey and her husband, Dr. Tom Pfafman, graduated from The University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1992. Dr. Casey did an externship at Rabies Animal Control, in Gainesville, FL, in 1991. Dr.’s Casey and Pfafman were certified in Animal Chiropractic, in 1994. They currently have an Integrative Veterinary Practice, in Phoenix, Arizona. They offer a combination of Western medical services including surgery, stem cell therapy, cold laser, dentistry and companion animal wellness/ illness care, in addition to, nutritional counseling, Chiropractic care, nutraceuticals, Essential Oil therapy, Acupressure, Homeopathy and most recently EFT (Energy Psychology Based); a healing modality for emotional trauma associated with abuse, neglect and abandonment (rescue dog kids, for example). Together they specialize in pain prevention, intervention and management.

Education

  • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, FL 1992.
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 1988. B.S. Microbiology.
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 1986.  B.S. Animal Science.
  • American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Certification, 1994.
  • Certified EFT Practitioner, 2014.
  • Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, 2014.  ACEP member
  • College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies.
  • Arizona Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

Kerri Thiel DVM, CVA

Dr. Kerri Thiel grew up on a small family farm in north central Ohio.  As a kid, she spent most of her time playing with all the animals on the farm so becoming a veterinarian was a natural choice.  Dr. Thiel attended The Ohio State University majoring in Animal Sciences and continued on there to earn her degree in Veterinary Medicine.  In practice, she quickly developed a passion for trying to improve the quality of life for patients with ongoing medical issues. It was this passion that lead Dr. Thiel to explore alternative treatment methods. She began this education in complimentary medicine learning spinal manipulation techniques at the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute and went on to learn Chinese Medicine and Veterinary Acupuncture at the Chi Institute.  Dr. Thiel looks forward to a lifetime of learning new techniques to constantly improve the care that can be provided for pets using an integrative approach. When not working, Dr. Thiel likes to spend time with her family and dogs enjoying the outdoors and when spending time indoors she likes to read while enjoying the company of her 3-legged cat named Krackers.

Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, OH 2007
  • The Ohio State University College of Agriculture, Columbus, OH 2002. B.S. Animal  Sciences
  • Certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation, Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute, Reddick, FL 2015
  • Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, The Chi Institute, Reddick, FL 2016
  • American Veterinary Medical Association Member
  • College of Integrative Therapies Member
  • American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Member

Ashley Schwartz, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Ashley Schwartz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She grew up in a home with 3-4 Llewellin Setters at any given time, but her childhood dog was a Border Collie mix named Ebony. It was her relationship with Ebony that peaked her desire to become Veterinarian and help animals.

After her time in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Schwartz graduated from Colorado State University, majoring first in Biology and continuing for her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Schwartz is trained in acupuncture and alternative modalities and uses them to treat a  wide variety of diseases and disorders. Her medical interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, preventive medicine, Integrative medicine, nutrition and arthritis therapy. Dr. Schwartz incorporates different alternative modalities and different schools of thought to help  your pet.

Dr. Schwartz lives with her partner, Gretchen, 2 dogs, and 3 cats. Outside of the workplace, Dr. Schwartz can be found relaxing by a pool with her pups, Lucy and Kaiser. She also enjoys fly-fishing and snowboarding.

Education

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

•Certified in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians, Fort Collins, CO

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. B.S. Biology

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Member

• American Veterinary Medical Association Member

Arizona Veterinary Medical Association Member

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