I graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and practiced conventional, Western Veterinary Medicine for 9 years. After seeing patients suffer from diseases Western Medicine was not able to treat or cure, I began studying Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in 2007 I received my postdoctoral education at the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 2008. I am certified by IVAS in Veterinary Acupuncture and a member of American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. In 2008, I was honored to have a publication of one of my cases (Cheeto, the cat- see her picture and video on page 4) in The Meridian from the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. I have studied additional parts of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine such as food therapy in 2008 and advanced acupuncture techniques at the Chi Institute in Florida in January, 2009. In addition, I have continued my studies at the Chi Institute in Herbology for geriatrics (2009) heart and lung diseases (2011), liver diseases and endocrinology (2012) and dermatology (2012). I became certified in Tuina, a Traditional Chinese Massage, in 2012 and in Food Therapy in June, 2012 with the Chi Institute. In 2013, I completed the rest of the Chinese herbal modules and received my certification in Chinese herbs at the Chi Institute and China National Society of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. In 2013, I was honored to be asked by Dr. Xie to help teach the basic acupuncture lab course at the Chi Institute which I began in the fall, 2013 and continued in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Another case of mine was published in Dr Xie's newsletter in summer 2013. In November 2014, I earned a Fellowship in Veterinary Acupuncture from the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture which consists only of 19 Fellows at that time. From June-December 2016 I studied Veterinary Medical Manipulation through the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute and received certification after 128 continued education hours and 3 final tests. Early in 2021, I completed the certification in Small Animal Physical Therapy and on November 11, 2021 I completed my thesis on Cervical Disc Disease in dogs and finished a Master's in Science in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
I still practice Western Veterinary Medicine using bloodwork, imaging, and other diagnostics but integrate Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine using acupuncture, food therapy and herbal therapy to provide a balanced approach to the treatment and care of your companion.
My house calls are only for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. After taking a complete history, performing a comprehensive exam, and a Traditional Chinese evaluation, I may refer you back to your regular veterinarian for additional diagnostic tests or continue with acupuncture treatment. The treatment may include dry needling, aquapuncture, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion or a combination of treatments. A Medical Manipulation treatment may be added if needed. I do take referrals from your veterinarian or you may contact me directly.
Dr. Hein has begun incorporating the use of ozone in certain treatments. Why ozone? The most important nutrient our cells need is oxygen. When there is inflammation, bruising, cancer, or swelling, the cells are deprived of oxygen. By using ozone we are providing the cells with that needed oxygen. Ozone is produced by using medical grade oxygen and a generator and is delivered different ways into the body. After it is delivered, the ozone (o3) splits increasing the oxygen in the body to the tissues at the cellular level. This can be used in any condition such as infections, cancer, wounds, digestive disease, inflammation and much more.
These 2 articles discuss the benefits of ozone: