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. 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. Rosemarie Niznik, D.C.
Dr. Rosemarie Niznik is an Integrative Veterinarian who received her undergraduate degree in Animal Bioscience at Penn State and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.
She obtained Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Certification in VSMT (Animal Chiropractic) from the Healing Oasis Medical Center.
Recently, she has served on the Board of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association since 2012. She was the President of the Chicago VMA in 2016. Currently, She is President of the affiliate organization, Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation, for a third 2 year term. In September 2020, she was inducted as a 3 yr Board Member Position of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical
Currently, Dr. Niznik practices integrative and palliative care veterinary medicine in Illinois and Wisconsin in her house call veterinary practice, Harmony Rose Animal Wellness.
She is a small animal acupuncture teaching assistant for the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, IVAS, and the Chi Institute of TCVM.
She continues her studies in the Master’s Program at the Chi University in Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, and Tui-na. She is pursuing Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. She shares a 5 acre farm and home with her husband, Chip, a Bernese Mountain Dog, Grace, and two rescue cats, Wendy and Willa.
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 has a son Brecken, daughter Savannah and a Portuguese water dog Indie.