NANCY SCANLAN, D.V.M., F.S.F.P., C.V.A. received her Bachelors Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1968 and her D.V.M. Degree in 1970 from the veterinary school at the University of California, Davis, California. She became interested in nutritional therapy during her senior year in veterinary school, after reading a book about the effects of vitamin E for heart failure. She received permission to try it on a patient in her charge, and the results sparked her interest in nutrition and nutraceuticals.
She became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1989, and her studies in Chinese herbs added them to her tools to help fight cancer. She also uses Western herbs, homotoxicology and nutritional and nutraceutical therapy to help her cancer patients. Trigger point therapy and massage therapy are also part of her regimen, in selected patients. A patient’s mental state is part of the program too, and the desires of the pet are always considered during treatment.
Dr. Scanlan is active in the holistic veterinary world. She is currently Vice President of the 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 is a board member and co-founder of the Veterinary Institute of Integrative Medicine (VIIM) and Veterinary Research Council (VRC), and on the Veterinary Advisory Board for Gulf Coast Nutritionals, Thorne Research, Inc., and Food Science Corporation.
She works as an independent contractor on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Sherman Oaks Veterinary Group at 13624 Moorpark Street in Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, (818) 784-9977. She is the facility’s holistic veterinarian, working with 6 other veterinarians who practice conventional medicine, although two are also certified in acupuncture and many use her guidance to include herbs and nutraceuticals for their patients.
Dr. Scanlan will speak on Nutrition Supplements & Herbs for Cancer In Pets.