Conference Speakers

Join us at our 2020 Conference in Grapevine to hear fantastic presentations by leaders in holistic medicine.

This is a tentative list of Speakers. Final list will be posted Spring, 2020.

Paula Jo (P.J.)  Broadfoot, DVM

  • Cancer and Nutraceuticals – Emerging therapies
  • Promoting Wellness and Longevity Strategies
  • Promoting Longevity – On the telomere trail

Todd Cooney, DVM, MS, CVH

  • Natural Immunity vs. Vaccine Immunity
  • Homeopathy and Epidemic Disease
  • Parvo in Dogs: Successful prevention and treatment with homeopathy

Lisa Fox Wright, DVM, CVA, CVFT, GD CVHM

  • The Basics of Iridiology: The window to the soul
  • Extrapolating Iridiology: The animal’s soul

Ava Frick, DVM, CVC, FAIS

  • Clinical Animal Nutrition can be Profitable
  • Fur Tissue Mineral Analysis – A testing system
  • Interpretation and Nutritional Balancing with TMA

Janet Gordon Palm, DVM, CVCP

  • Photobiomodulation: De-myth-stifying light devices
  • Frequency-Specific LLLT: It “hertz” so good!
  • Calming with LLLT: Light-induced relaxation
  • Successful Treatment of Laminitis, Colic in Horses
  • Cruising the 405: Violet 405nm in wound management
  • Lions, Tigers and Bare Eyes – Oh my! LLLT in exotics

Trina Hazzah, DVM

  • The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
  • The Cannabis Plant: Phytocannabinoids, Terpenes and Flavonoids
  • Clinical Application of Cannabis: Therapeutic Implementation, Dosing Rational and Toxicity Information
  • Integrating Cannabinoids into Cancer Therapy (2 part lecture)

Janice Huntingford, DVM, DACVSMR

  • Integrative Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction (2 part lecture)
  • Rehabilitation for Hospice / Palliative Patients
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation for the Integrative Practitioner

Katie Kangas, DVM, CVA, CVCP

  • Glyphosate Toxicity (2 part lecture)
  • Detoxification with Zeolites / Clinoptilolite

Lyndsay Klemens, DVM, B.S.

  • Effects of Medications on Performance Dogs
  • The TMJ and Hyoid Apparatus

Doug Knueven, DVM

  • Introduction to Holistic Veterinary Medicine – The wave of the future
  • Introduction to Nutraceuticals
  • Introduction to Veterinary Chiropractic

Steve Marsden, DVM, ND, MSOM, LAc, Dipl.C.H.

  • Pathophysiology of Skin Disease (3 part lecture)
  • Interpreting Findings in Skin Disease (2 part lecture)
  • Herbs for Metabolism and Inflammation (2 part lecture)
  • Herbs for Immune Dysregulation (2 part lecture)

Nancy Martin, MS, DVM, CVA

  • Treating Infectious Disease with Herbs
  • The Equine Lymphatic System and TCVM
  • Plant Medicine Powerhouses


  • LAB – Manual Therapy Lab (2 sessions)
  • Manual Therapy: Make joints feel and move better

Jared Mitchell, DVM

  • Essential Oils 101: An introduction to the basics
  • Adding Essential Oils to Everyday Practice
  • Essential Oils and Cancer
  • Essential Oils and Seizures


  • How Tissues Heal and How we Can Help
  • Why We Worry about Weight
  • Rehab in Action

Bill Ormston, DVM

  • 10 Reasons Adjusting the Atlas will Help
  • Leg Length as an Indicator of Spinal Health
  • Chiropractic Successes in Food Animals
  • The Science of Animal Chiropractic

Gary Richter, MS, DVM, CVA, CVC, GDVWHM

  • Cannabis History and the Current Legal Landscape
  • The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
  • Phytocannabinoids
  • Terpenes
  • Cannabis Medicines, Current Research and Dosing

Pedro Luis Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC

  • Science of Spinal Manipulation
  • Neuro Exam For Practitioners Providing Manual Therapies
  • Cerebellum, Biomechanics and Performance (2 part lecture)
  • CCL Disruption: Is surgery the only option?
  • Somatic Disruption with Visceral Representation
  • What is Rehab and What Can We Do With It?
  • Anatomy: What they didn’t tell you in school

Barrie Sands, DVM, CVA

  • Stress – Fight or flight or is there another way?
  • Heart or Brain – Who is smarter and why do we care?
  • The Mem-Brain, Bystander or Initiator?
  • Human Animal Bonds: How are we affecting each other?

Nancy Scanlan, DVM, MS, CVA

  • Curing Alzheimer’s Disease (2 part lecture)
  • Your DNA Profile – What to do about those bad SNPs?

Lea Stogdale, BVSc

  • Nutrition in Feline Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Raw Diets: Recommendations for benefitting patients, owners and DVMs
  • Performing Clinical Studies in Holistic Practice

Odette Suter, DVM

  • Biofield, Water and Cell Biology: A paradigm shift
  • Biofield, Water and Cell Biology: Application

Susan Wagner, DVM

  • An Integrative Approach to Pain
  • The Energy of Life: Our quantum connection
  • Energy Medicine Techniques for Pets & Vets
  • Animals as Mirrors for Dis-ease

Huisheng Xie, BS-Vet Med, MS, PhD

  • KEYNOTE- On Adversity
  • Herbals for Immune-mediated Diseases: Studies
  • Herbals for Immune-mediated Disease: Applications
  • Black Box Theory – Philosophic base for TCVM
  • Using “Where” and “What” in TCVM Diagnostics
  • How to Improve Acupuncture Results in Horses (2 part lecture)

Speaker list is tentative and subject to change.