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Our Team.

Welcome to Big Valley Vet, a holistic veterinary practice committed to providing the highest quality care to your furry companions. We believe in a compassionate and comprehensive approach to veterinary medicine that takes into account your pet's overall well-being, including their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Our team of experienced and passionate veterinarians is dedicated to promoting optimal health and wellness in your pets. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the difference that a holistic approach to veterinary medicine can make.

Dr. Watson

   After ten years of working in emergency veterinary medicine, I saw firsthand the limitations of conventional approaches for chronic and nuanced conditions. This experience spurred me to take a more comprehensive approach to veterinary care, incorporating both conventional and alternative modalities. Along with my team, we strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment where we can work collaboratively with pet owners to achieve the best possible outcomes for their pets. Whether it's managing chronic conditions, supporting senior pets, or promoting overall wellness, we are committed to providing exceptional care.

Education

2015:

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society

  As a certified veterinary acupuncturist, Dr. Watson brings a unique and effective approach to your pet's healthcare. As a member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society she strives to incorporate her passion for Chinese medicine into her practice. 

2013:

Natural Nutrition

College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies

  Dr. Watson holds a degree from the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies and has been practicing since 2013. We encourage all pet owners to learn more about incorporating natural nutrition into their pet's care routine and invite you to contact us with any questions.

2013:

Certified Veterinary Food Therapist

Chi Institute

  Certified veterinary food therapy (CVFT) is an innovative approach that has gained traction in the past few years, and we are proud to offer this service at Big Valley Vet. Dr. Watson has undergone advanced training in animal nutrition and understands that food is fundamental to good health. She is passionate about teaching pet owners how to use food as a tool for their pet’s wellbeing. 

2002:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

University of Minnesota of Veterinary Medicine

   Our head veterinarian, Dr. Watson, is passionate about animal health and has been treating animals with expert care for over a decade. With her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and extensive experience, Dr. Watson oversees all aspects of animal care at our facility. 

Dr. Torres

    Believes that animals thrive when treated holistically—focusing on the whole animal, not just their specific illness. Her approach is to integrate the best aspects of Western and Eastern medicine, providing exceptional care to each of our patients. From acupuncture to herbal treatments, we take the time to understand the whole animal and create a custom treatment plan that addresses their unique needs.

Lee Burki

  Lee Burki, "Coach Burki," is a certified Liangong, Qigong, and Body Force instructor, providing the knowledge and intention to empower individuals to build strength, flexibility, and internal balance.

Education

  Burki is trained by Sifu Matthew Klein in Liangong, Wing Chung, as well as in understanding the body's force and electrical patterns. With a background in industrial workplace injuries & recovery, ergonomics, neurotechnology (for brain related injuries, addictions, trauma and imbalances), martial arts, Qigong, and coaching. Burki is able to apply Human Animal Energetics to guide you to improve your body awareness, alleviate pain, and restore strength, harmony, and balance to prepare for being calm in stressful situations. 

  Burki's experience applying Liangong and Qigong to overcome his own chronic injury related pain, joint impingements, and spinal issues leads him to teach others the skills and benefits of taking personal responsibility for your wellness and your pets too.

 

  Pet parents, athletes, high performance individuals and others seeking help have shattered plateaus from Burki's spot on insight of body force awareness to optimize their position, movement, and mental preparedness to encourage best results. 

  We recognize that animals have a sensory information-gathering ability that far exceeds human capability, and that the connection between animals and their owners can have a profound impact on the animal's mental-emotional and physical state. HAE allows Lee to work with you to assess your own internal state and find ways to improve your pet's well-being.

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