Dr. Jodi Van Tine received a Masters Degree in Cellular Immunology from San Jose State University in 1990. She earned the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of California, Davis, in 1994. For three years she practiced mixed animal veterinary medicine at the Animal Medical Center in Auburn, California before relocating to Folsom Veterinary Hospital in 1997. There she practiced contemporary Western general practice medicine. In 2004, through personal experience with her own dog’s cancer, she elected to treat her pet with Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and nutritional therapy after an invasive surgery to remove the tumor. Instead of acting sick, her dog successfully lived with the cancer for almost three months, showing Dr. Van Tine an alternative way to thrive despite having chronic or terminal disease. This inspired Dr. Van Tine to pursue specialization in Eastern Medicine.
Dr. Van Tine received certification in Canine and Equine Veterinary Acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 2006. Additionally, she worked as an associate at the Integrative Veterinary Center from 2006-2007, with practice restricted to Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine, acupuncture and Chinese Food Therapy for dogs and cats. At the end of 2007, she returned to Folsom Veterinary Hospital, integrating Eastern and Western veterinary treatment modalities there for 11 years.
In December 2009, she was the first veterinarian to complete the College of Integrative Therapies (CIVT) course in Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine, earning Certification in Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine. Through continued study with CIVT, she has since also received a Graduate Diploma in Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine and Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Acupuncture. She teaches other veterinary professionals around the world through distance learning with CIVT.
In 2018, she accepted a position at Sterling Pointe Veterinary Clinic, to cultivate the practice of Integrative Veterinary Medicine. She unites Food Therapy, acupuncture and Herbal Medicine with conventional medicine to promote wellness and prevent or treat disease in her patients. Most recently, she finished Certification in Chinese Food Therapy through the Chi Institute, and Advanced Certification in Veterinary Neuroacupuncture through CIVT.