Officers

President

Colleen Smith, DVM, CVA, CVCP
Chattanooga, TN

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Ross University and has been practicing integrative medicine since 2005.  Working in small animal practices has given her an opportunity to learn and apply the principals of conventional Western medicine and recognizing the necessity of its integration with alternative treatments and modalities. She has a special love for elephants and was fortunate enough to work with a sanctuary in Thailand several years ago.

She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and has a particular interest in dietary therapy using principals of traditional Chinese veterinary food therapy. She is also a certified chiropractitioner in VOM. She owns a 3 doctor integrative practice in Chattanooga, TN and is on the board of ChattaNeuter, a low cost spay/neuter clinic in Chattanooga. She previously served on the AVMA House of Delegates as an alternate delegate for the AAVA.

Dr. Smith is a Reiki Master, an avid whitewater kayaker, paddle boarder, yoga practitioner and a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She also enjoys hiking with her two dogs Scout and Hank and chasing loose chipmunks around her house that her cat Boots proudly gifts to her.


President-Elect

Diana Drumm, DVM, CVA, CVCP
San Diego, CA

Dr. Diana Drumm grew up in Nashville Tennessee before attending the University of Montana where she received a bachelor of science in molecular biology with honors. She then returned to Tennessee to attend The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. After graduation, she went on to a residency in comparative medicine at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego before entering private practice. In 2002 she left San Diego to join a mixed animal practice in Bishop California. The lack of access to specialists in this rural setting, and providing services to animals for 100 miles around gave her the opportunity to strongly develop all her medical and surgical skills in a variety of species.


Vice-President

Alli Dunlop, DVM
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.


Immediate Past President

Neal Sivula, DVM, PhD, MDiv
Richfield, OH

Dr. Sivula received his DVM from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship, clinical residency, and PhD from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He is certified in Animal Chiropractic from the College of Animal Chiropractors (COAC) and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), in Veterinary Acupuncture from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), and in Veterinary Chinese Herbalism and Food Therapy from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.  He also holds an advanced acupuncture certification from the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (Fellow of the AAVA).  Dr. Sivula is also a Usui Reiki Master.

Dr. Sivula is a past board member of the AVCA, COAC, and the AAVA. He is also a past President of the AAVA. He is currently an Executive Editor of the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Chair of the Integrative Medicine Committee for the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and Chair of the Advanced Certification Committee of the AAVA. He also serves as the AAVA’s Alternate Delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates.

Dr. Sivula is the founder of Dancing Paws Animal Wellness Center, an Integrative Veterinary Practice in Richfield, Ohio.  Dancing Paws offers patients personalized care using both traditional and holistic methods.  The holistic therapies include acupuncture, chiropractic, nutrition, rehabilitation (including underwater treadmill therapy), and Chinese and Western herbal medicines.


Secretary

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.

 


Treasurer

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.

I was previously a member of the AHVMA Conference Program Committee and have been serving as a Director on the AHVMA Board for the past few years. I feel that it is of utmost importance to help educate the AVMA and other allopathic-only practitioners on the benefits of integrative medicine. I am honored to be considered as a candidate for Treasurer. I live at home with my husband, two children, four cats and a German shepherd. My free time is primarily spent with my children. I also enjoy traveling and participating in sporting events.