Jill Todd, DVM, CVA, CVCP, Holistic Veterinarian began her undergraduate training in Biological Science, Botany, and Agriculture – "the long route," if you ask her. However, she wanted to understand medicine at its core, so she started at plants. After earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a BS in Veterinary Science, Jill worked in a small animal emergency clinic then purchased Animal Care Clinic in San Marcos, Texas – a private practice that she owned and operated for 10 years.
Jill talks about merging veterinary training with complementary therapies in this episode, including aromatherapy and hemp. When her dog, Tally Ho, was not recovering from surgery alone, Jill began experimenting with holistic therapies in desperation. They worked.
This launched Jill into a whole new healing path. She went back to school and became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and became a Veterinary Chiropractitioner with advanced training in Veterinary Cold Laser Therapy. Jill then sold her practice in 2008 and moved to the Pacific Northwest, where she launched J Todd Veterinary Acupuncture and Complementary Veterinary Medicine.
While in the PNW, Jill discovered aromatherapy and essential oils. She started to use them at home, on herself and her animals. Jill found the power of plants could help relax and heal herself, her animals, and eventually her clients.
Jill's search for healing animals has resulted in a robust and diverse skill set that expands far beyond veterinary qualifications. Her ability to read animals at a soul and energetic level – to pick up on their pain, anxiety, fear, or aggression – wasn't learned in school. It's an intuitive gift that remains one of life's beautiful mysteries, a gift that Jill humbly uses to serve animals.
When she later discovered the powerful healing effects of hemp extract on her own animals, she knew it had to be incorporated into her practice.
Today Jill works out of her home in Kirkland, WA healing animals, teaching acupressure and meridian touch therapy virtually, and virtually consulting worldwide. J Squared Healing was created to help heal animals energetically, starting with nutrition and using the best of both worlds, eastern and western veterinary medicine. Holistic veterinary medicine is Jill's passion and pride.
Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.