Dr. Theresa SaLee, DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVSMT
As an integrative veterinarian, I look at the big picture when it comes to healthcare for your pet. I take into consideration diet, environment, behavior, activity level and many other aspects of your pet’s life in order to come up with a balanced plan for wellness. My goal is to educate and work with pet caregivers so they understand the risks and benefits of various preventative and treatment options, and can choose a path that they are comfortable with.
Some of the services offered include natural diet recommendations, modified vaccination protocols, guidance on the proper use of dietary supplements, acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbal medicine, stem cell therapy (derived from your pet’s own fat cells), rehabilitation therapy/sports medicine, Class IV laser therapy (Companion Laser), and spinal manipulation (chiropractic). I also offer integrative general medicine, which is basically general practice while taking a natural approach whenever possible. For example, we may try herbs instead of antibiotics, but if we need the antibiotics, we will take natural steps to minimize any side effects.
Dr. Lisa Mikol-Doering, DVM
Dr. Lisa Mikol-Doering received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999 from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked at a private practice in Tampa, Florida from 1999-2007. During this time, she became actively involved with Lost Angels (a canine rescue organization) and Croc Encounters (a refuge for injured and abandoned reptiles and birds).
Dr. Mikol-Doering limits her practice to veterinary dentistry and soft tissue surgery and has advanced her training in these areas. She is very passionate about pet dental health and is one of the very few veterinarians in Illinois who performs laparoscopic spay and gastropexy surgery (tacking of the stomach wall to prevent bloat). She also performs other laparoscopic procedures.
The laparoscopic spay surgeries Dr Mikol-Doering performs are ovariohysterectomy (removal of both the ovaries and uterus) and ovariectomy (removal of only the ovaries).
Dr Mikol-Doering is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Dentistry Academy, a group of veterinarians with a special interest in veterinary dentistry to gather regularly to share cases and further their training in dentistry.
She is married to Matthew Doering. They have three daughters, Carolina, Mia and Gabriella. A Chihuahua/Pomeranian Mix named Dunkin D (after her favorite beverage) shares his home with them.
Dr. Jessica Tartof, DVM, GDip VCHM, CVA, CVSMT
Dr. Jessica Tartof is an Integrative Veterinarian who received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in both equine and small animal Western and Eastern medicine. She became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
She earned her certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (CVSMT) through the College of Animal Chiropractors and the Healing Oasis Center.
A post graduate diploma in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine (CVCHM) was obtained through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies.
Dr. Tartof pursued training in alternative therapies to get to the root of a problem instead of simply treating the symptoms, which are the warning signs of larger deeper issues. Treating the symptoms, is like cutting the top of weeds instead of digging them up at their root. The symptoms will keep coming back. Alternative therapies allow patients to have more treatment options as “one size fits all” doesn’t work for every patient. She also has a soft spot for working with geriatric and blind patients, improving their quality of life and helping to soothe their aches and pains to keep them moving.
When not in the clinic she is kept busy with her twin baby boys Kedrick and Arden, retired therapy dog Piper, ‘The Blind Wiggle Butt’ and Taylor the Kittian cat.
Dr. Odette Suter, DVM, CVA, CVSMT, MA
Odette Suter, DVM is a holistic veterinarian, best-selling author and lecturer in the Chicago area. Focusing on quality versus quantity and prevention rather than reactive care and band-aids, Dr. Suter utilizes functional medicine principles to help resolve the underlying stressors that lead to disease in your animals. As a result your furry friend’s body is restored to function as best as it possibly can.
Dr. Suter incorporates functional medicine, nutrition, veterinary spinal manipulation therapy (aka. chiropractic care), acupuncture and hormone balancing into her therapies. Other specialties include applied kinesiology, functional neurology, NAET (allergy elimination technique), ozone therapy and microbiome restorative therapy.
With her passion for teaching she offers training to you as the caregiver with the aim to empower you to know how to maintain your friends’ health and create a long and happy life.
Dr. Priya Bhatt, DVM, CVA
Dr Bhatt in an integrative veterinarian who received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She became Certified in Acupuncture (CVA) through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She is knowledgeable in essential oils and a Reiki Level 1 energy healer.
She strongly believes in empowering individuals through education and communication. She says, “In order for people to help their pets, they must know how. Many people are unaware of how advanced veterinary is and all the various healing options out there. Knowledge is power and can open doors to many healing pathways.”
I am passionate about what I do and love engaging with clients/patients. I truly believe in a team based approach to treating a patient. Multiple minds are better than one.”
Dr. Christopher Holze, D.C.
Dr. Holze attended Logan College of Chiropractic in MO from 1999-2002. While at Logan he worked as a Gross Anatomy tutor helping other students learn the anatomy of the body. He also took 100 hours of post graduate work in Applied Kinesiology. While at Logan he received his Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy and graduated in 2002 with his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Holze had been in practice at Holze Wellness Center for over 13 years. He is a second generation chiropractor and currently works alongside his father at Holze Wellness Center Ltd.
Dr. Holze is experienced in treating mostly dogs and horses. He started working with animals after finding that some of his chiropractic patients were interested in having their pets receive similar treatments. His interest is in treating animals and humans for chronic infections (Lyme and tick infections, EBV, Candida, Parasites, Colds and Flu, etc), finding and treating heavy metals toxicities, laser acupuncture for treatment of allergies, homeopathy and supplementation to aid the body’s natural ability to heal, emotional work to help decrease an animal’s stress load, class 2 low level laser therapy (for wound healing, muscle/joint problems, post surgery healing and detox), and much more.
Dr. Holze is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Illinois Chiropractic Society, Elgin and St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, and the Better Business Bureau. He lives in St. Charles with his wife Marissa, son Brecken, daughter Savannah, and Portuguese water dog Indie.