received his veterinary degree from Ohio State University in 1987. He is the medical director at Beaver Animal Clinic in Beaver, Pa. (near Pittsburgh), where he shares duties with two other veterinarians. He has earned certification in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary Chinese herbal medicine, and veterinary chiropractic. He also has advanced training in natural nutrition, massage therapy, and homeopathy. Dr. Doug has been practicing alternative veterinary medicine since 1995. He lectures on the subject at state and national veterinary conferences including the annual AVMA convention and the North American Veterinary Conference, which is the largest veterinary conference in the world. He has written two books on the subject; Standby Me: A Holistic Handbook for Animals, Their People and the Lives They Share Together, and The Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog. He also authors the "Holistic Pet Care" column for Venture Inward magazine, available online to A.R.E. members. He is a regular presenter at A.R.E. Conferences in Virginia Beach.