Board of Directors


Rosemarie Niznik, DVM, CVA, CVSMT
Bristol, WI

Dr. Rosemarie Niznik is a 1990 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Niznik was exposed to alternative therapies early in her veterinary career while working with local colleagues and during Continuing Education Seminars. During her veterinary career, she added some of the more mainstream therapies to her conventional practice of veterinary medicine.

A painful spinal injury caused Dr. Niznik to seek alternative therapies when conventional medicine treatments did not resolve the pain or injury. This experience sparked Rosemarie’s interest to explore alternative therapy options for the animals in her care. She obtained Certification in Mixed Animal Acupuncture from the Chi Institute for TCVM and Certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy from the Healing Oasis Wellness Center. She is currently pursuing certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tuina, Food Therapy.

Dr. Niznik has been involved in organized veterinary medicine throughout her veterinary career on the local and regional levels.


Theresa SaLee, DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVSMT
Bartlett, IL

Dr. SaLee graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. While a student there, she started the Illinois Student Chapter of the AHVMA. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture, canine rehabilitation therapy, and veterinary spinal manipulation therapy. Most recently, she completed the Graduate Diploma in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine through CIVT.

Dr. SaLee is currently the owner of a 4 doctor Integrative Medicine practice in the western suburbs of Chicago. She has served as a board member for AHVMA for 6 years.


Cerissa Noble, DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVFT
Canfield, OH

Dr. Cerissa Noble graduated from The Ohio State University (OSU), College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She is an integrative veterinarian, combining a traditional and holistic approach to her medical practice. Dr. Noble has been extensively trained in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), and she obtained her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture and has had additional training in advanced acupuncture techniques. She is certified in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Therapy (CVCH) and Veterinary Food Therapy (CVFT).

She has a special interest in internal medicine, alternative and holistic cancer treatment, and geriatric medicine. Dr. Noble has been published in the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA).

Dr. Noble is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA), American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AATCVM), American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (WATCVM), and the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists (AAVA).

In her free time, Dr. Noble enjoys hiking and biking with her children. She shares her home with her Beagle, Daisy; and her cat, Charming.


Ashley Rossman, DVM, CVA
Glenview, IL

I am the co-owner of Glen Oak Dog and Cat Hospital in north suburban Chicago. I graduated from Ross University in 2006, and became certified in acupuncture by the Chi Institute in 2007. I have always been interested in integrative medicine, having seen its positive effects while still in veterinary school. I believe that combining eastern and western treatments allows for the best possible outcomes in my patients.

Immediate Past President

Alli Dunlop, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Milwaukee, WI

Growing up in Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. Alli Dunlop always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her grandfather, Dr. Gary Troutman, was the only veterinarian for a small town in rural Iowa, and her grandparents’ farm provided ample opportunity to befriend all manner of animals.

She is a graduate of the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, where her interest in integrative medicine began.She has since been certified in acupuncture by the Chi Institute, in animal chiropractic by Options for Animals, and in canine rehabilitation by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

She opened her own integrative practice in 2015 and lives in the Milwaukee area with her husband and their furry family.


Julie Brugliera

Roswell, GA

Elizabeth Cutright

Downers Grove, IL

Tracy Duffner

Hilton Head, SC

Bart Iaia

Gig Harbor, WA

Caroline Pattie

Falls Church, VA

Katie Woodley

Loveland, CO