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Dr Laurie Dohmen


United States of America United States of America
Podcast Guest

Dr Dohmen was born in Kentucky and spent the bulk of her childhood in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. She rode horses from an early age and always wanted to be a veterinarian. 

She did her undergraduate work in Biochemistry and Greek Studies at Mount Holyoke College, and earned her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. After graduation, she started a mobile mixed animal practice in Delaware.

Soon after starting her practice, Dr Dohmen received training in Acupuncture, Food Therapy, Bach Flower Essences, and Herbal Medicine.  She has studied with Dr Steve Marsden, Dr Huisheng Xie, Registered Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, and many others. She earned her Masters of Therapeutic Herbalism from Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2014, and was accepted as a

Registered Herbalist through the American Herbalist Guild in 2020.

In 2013, Dr Dohmen down-sized her clinical practice and is now a full-time continuing educator and lectures regularly on veterinary herbal medicine, and other holistic topics. In 2017 she partnered with Dr Kris August to start the only hands-on veterinary herbal medicine course for western veterinary herbal medicine in the United States. She is published frequently in journals such as the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal.

Dr Dohmen is the Past President of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association and is a member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association. She serves on the Editorial Board of the AHVMA Journal.