Amanda Aldridge DVM, CVA
- Certification, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
- Certification, Animal Veterinary Chiropractic Association
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
- BS in General Biology, minor in Psychology, University of California, San Diego, CA
Best Part of My Job:
The best part of alternative medicine is the ability to offer options that complement Western medicine, or even provide treatment options when Western alternatives have been exhausted. The modalities I offer include acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, supplements, Chinese herbal formulas, nutritional solutions and more. Being able to educate and involve the pet guardians about these therapies provides hope and improvements in their pets’ quality of life. For some it even becomes a lifestyle change as the humans find the alternative medicine path for their own health care too!
One Thing People May Not Know About Me:
I went to veterinary school to become an equine surgeon. I enjoyed equine medicine and then decided that I wanted to start working as soon as possible and not pursue an equine surgery residency. I had exposure to acupuncture and chiropractic during veterinary school, and while in practice I thought it would be great to offer those services someday too. I spent a year practicing large animal (predominately equine) medicine, but a relocation forced me to find veterinary work in small animal medicine. It finally allowed me the time to obtain certification in both acupuncture and chiropractic, and it opened my world to alternative medicine. The biggest lesson is that plans and dreams can change, so be open to opportunities as they present themselves!
What You’ll Find Me Doing in My Free Time:
My free time is all about family. With two teenagers involved in sports and who love the outdoors we are always on the go!