Dr. Todd Metcalf DVM
My educational background and what led me to become a holistic veterinarian.
My Veterinary Journey
I attended veterinary school at the University of California at Davis, graduated in 1980, and practiced conventional veterinary medicine and surgery for nearly 20 years.
I developed an interest in natural health care because of my own natural care following an illness I acquired while in the Peace Corps.
My illness was not responding to conventional medical treatment, yet it resolved after attending a holistic treatment program in Phoenix, Arizona in 1985. From there, my interest in natural therapies—of a wide variety—multiplied.
I was Inspired By Veterinary Acupuncture!
I had the good fortune of meeting a human acupuncturist that brought me his dog for a routine checkup. He began explaining to me some of the principles of this art and science, and showed me how he had treated his own animals with good results.
I began veterinary acupuncture training and began seeing amazing and unexpected responses in my patients, including some that had unexplained conditions, or conditions for which we had no good treatment options.
These experiences led me to seek further training in veterinary acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, and herbs. I am always learning and growing in the role of a holistic veterinarian, and as a person to offer the best holistic veterinary treatment and advice to nourish your animal companion.
I’m currently available to treat animals in San Luis Obispo, California for in-person visits. You may also get an over-the-phone 10-minute consult and determine if you’d want to move forward with a natural treatment for your pet!