Susan Weiss, President
Susan Weiss is the President of Ark Naturals Products for Pets. She started the company over 15 years ago as a pioneer in the natural pet category, a category which at that time was virtually non-existent. Her mission was to create an alternative to inferior pet products made with drugs and chemicals.
Ark Naturals has evolved into one of the best known and most respected brands of natural pet supplements. The product line has grown to approximately 30 natural health, remedy and lifestyle products which are sold in stores throughout the world.
Susan is a founding member of the NASC (Natural Animal Supplement Council) and has shared her extensive research and knowledge to numerous leading pet publications.
Dr. Catherine Leigh Broadhurst, Ph. D., is a research geochemist with an extensive background in animal and natural resources research. She is a nutrition, science, fitness, and natural medicine consultant and Research Associate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service and the University of Maryland Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering.
Dr. Broadhurst has written seven books and contributed to dozens of scientific journals and hundreds of periodicals. She has also shared her vast nutrition and natural medicine knowledge at numerous speaking engagements across the country.
Dr. Broadhurst has helped in developing the unique combination of natural ingredients for several Ark Naturals products and continues to serve as a consultant.
Dr. Nancy Scanlan
Dr. Nancy Scanlan, DVM, MSFP, CVA, is the executive director of American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), Vice President of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association (VBMA), and Editor of the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Association. She has worked as head of the Medical Science division at National College in South Dakota, and had a 100% holistic veterinarian practice in Sherman Oaks, California for over 16 years.
Dr. Scanlan has been a featured speaker at AHVMA sponsored meetings and numerous Veterinarian Medical Associations. She is a contributor to lay magazines such and Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy and has served as editor for Bow Tie Press, AAHA, and Veterinary Medicine Publishing Company.
Dr. Scanlan is a board member and co-founder of the Veterinary Institute of Integrative Medicine (VIIM) and Veterinary Research Council (VRC), and is on the Veterinary Advisory Board for Ark Naturals.
Dr. Carol Falck
Dr. Carol Falck received her Veterinary Medical Doctor (V.M.D.) degree in 1997 from the University Of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine, followed by an internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Washington, D.C.
While working a conventional practice, Dr. Falck was presented with a cat Saki in end-stage kidney failure.
Traditional options were exhausted, but Saki’s owner was not prepared to give up. Dr. Falck’s search for
a way to save Saki inspired her to study alternative medicine.
Dr. Falck is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, 2001) and
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbalist (Chi Institute, 2003). She also uses Aromatherapy, Flower
Essence Therapy and Crystal Therapy.
Dr. Falck founded the Friendship Animal Wellness Center in 2003, one of the first small animal hospitals to
integrate traditional and alternative healing methods successfully in private practice. Now residing in
North Georgia, her mobile veterinary practice, Doc Falck’s Vet Mobile, emphasizes a holistic approach to pet health and wellness.
Dr. Falck has contributed to many publications including the Whole Dog Journal and lectures on a variety of
holistic veterinary medicine topics. Her practice was recently featured in the White County News (June 2012).