Ark Naturals works in conjunction with Dr. Nancy Scanlan, DVM, MS, the Executive Director of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation (AHVMF), and Dr. C. Leigh Broadhurst Ph.D., of the Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory at the USDA. From time to time we will be posting pet related tips and stories from them both that we feel would be beneficial for pet parents everywhere.
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Dr. Scanlan has been the Executive Director of the AHVMF since 2011. She is past President, past board member, and past Executive Director of the AHVMA. She currently serves as the AHVMA Delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates. Dr. Scanlan also is past president and former board member of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association (VBMA). She is the founder of the California Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (CHVMA) and a delegate of the CHVMA to the House of Delegates of the California Veterinary Medical Association. She earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis in 1970. In addition, she is certified by IVAS in Acupuncture, holds a MS in Financial Planning, and is currently enrolled in an MS in Integrative Cancer Therapy program at University of Florida Medical School.
Dr. Scanlan began her career as an associate in a mixed animal practice, then bought her own small animal clinic, where she incorporated the use of nutraceuticals in a conventional practice. This was followed by 10 years in Veterinary Technician programs, beginning as an instructor and culminating as the head of the Medical Science division in the former National College in South Dakota. At the end of that time she became certified in acupuncture through IVAS and returned to private practice in southern California, incorporating an increasing number of modalities until she became the holistic member of a 7-veterinarian practice for 16 years until her retirement from active practice. She is the author of Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, and lectures extensively on CAVM. She is also a VIN advisor for the Alternative and Complementary Medicine message board.
Dr. C. Leigh Broadhurst, Ph.D, is a research geochemist and geobotanist at a government agricultural research facility and a leading state university in Maryland as well as a consultant for Ark Naturals, a science-based natural pet products company. Her research publications span scientific fields from high temperature magmatic simulations to the origin of type 2 diabetes. In addition, she participates in a cross-disciplinary scientific collaboration which investigates the impact of brain-specific nutrition on the origin of modern human intelligence. The author of Prevent, Treat, and Reverse Diabetes, Dr. Broadhurst has been a lecturer and consultant in the natural products industry for almost 20 years.