Dr Steve Marsden received his doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. At the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon he obtained a doctorate in Naturopathic medicine, a Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine, and his licensure in acupuncture and Diplomat status in Chinese herbology. He has instructed veterinarians in Chinese Medicine at IVAS, Tufts and AVAC.
He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild. He is the co-author of several texts, including the Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine and Essential Guide to Chinese Herbal Formulas- Bridging Science and Tradition in Integrative Veterinary Medicine. He is a frequent guest lecturer to veterinary audiences world-wide. He is perhaps one of the best known and highly qualified Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine masters worldwide. He was awarded Canadian Veterinarian of the Year in 2009 and was honoured as a veterinarian making a difference with BARK magazine in 2010 and Herbal Educator of the Year by AHVMA in 2010. Currently, Steve does volunteer work for the animal rescue groups in San Diego, California.