Dr. David Lowell
After receiving his IVAS certification, herbal therapies were added to his alternative arsenal of treatment regimes. He was certified through the Healing Oasis Wellness Clinic in 1999. The basis for the use of Chinese herbals is the same as the basis for for acupuncture treatments, namely tongue and pulse diagnosis. Dr. Lowell was amazed at the amount of information that could be deduced simply from understanding different pulse qualities, and equally amazed with the efficacy and safety of herbal therapies when correctly used. In 1998, he sold his practice and established Holistic Pet Care, a new practice specializing in alternative medicine. Acupuncture, chiropractic, and herbal therapies are emphasized and incorporated w/ traditional veterinary medicine. Dr. Lowell was involved in the development of the Acupuncture and Chiropractic programs at Colorado State University, acting as a Teaching Assistant and guest lecturer from 2000 through 2003. He also made several presentations at veterinary conferences as a speaker on Alternative Medicine.
Dr. David Lowell
Dr. Lowell graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Biology and entered a DVM –MS program at the University of Missouri. After graduation in 1981, he worked in an exclusive equine practice specializing in racetrack medicine and brood mare care in Omaha, Nebraska. He moved to Reno in 1983 and established Bonde Lane Animal Hospital, specializing in small animal and equine care. After developing his traditional veterinary skills over a period of twelve years, he became interested in equine chiropractic therapy after he observed the results a human chiropractor had on one of his lame patients. Like all good practitioners, he was very interested in any form of medicine that was an effective treatment modality.
He entered a course developed by Sharon Willoughby, the founder of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). Dr Willoughby, a veterinarian with a dual degree in human chiropractic medicine, is thought by many to be the the founder of veterinary chiropractic in the United States today. Dr. Lowell was certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1997. Dr. Lowell was amazed with the results he achieved with chiropractic adjustments. Many of the veterinarians enrolled with him during his instruction from the ACVA were already certified acupuncturists with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Acupuncture became a natural extension of his love for chiropractic, and he soon learned that acupuncture was effective for pain control and for many other disease conditions that are frequently treated by veterinarians. Acupuncture for arthritis, liver disease, kidney disease, intervertebral disc disease, and cancer were incorporated in his treatment regimes. He was certified with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1998.