Paws For Health with Dr. Wanda Vockeroth

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Episode Description

Each of these shows is recorded with a silent co-host. Oliver is a Chihuahua-Papillon cross, and listens intently to the interviews while sitting on Dr. Risk’s lap. In this show, we are joined by his favourite vet, Dr. Wanda Vockeroth. It’s not always well known that we have holistic options for our four-legged friends, but they deserve the same amount of health that we do. Dr. Vockeroth incorporates complementary modalities in her veterinary practice. This show explores those options so our furry friends can live a long healthy life along with their owners.

Dr. Risk’s Thoughts

Oliver loved doing this show!  He sits with me for all my shows, and he was excited that he knew this guest!  I think it’s important that people know, that as you do more for your health, you can do more for your animal’s health.  We want nothing but the best for them, and many great years with them!

Guest Information

Dr. Wanda Vockeroth

Dr. Wanda Vockeroth graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. She worked in clinics in Grande Prairie, Alberta and Portage la Prairie, Manitoba before settling in Calgary with her husband in 1991. In 1993, she purchased the Elbow Valley Pet Hospital (now the Marda Loop Veterinary Clinic) where she has worked until recently.

She became interested in doing acupuncture in animals early in her career, and became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture in 1990. She then began to learn about other complementary modalities, and became certified in Veterinary Homeopathy in 1995. She has studied Veterinary Osteopathy, Craniosacral therapy, Chinese herbology, western herbology, and Bach flowers, and also advises clients on natural nutrition and supplementation. She also continues to practice conventional veterinary medicine, but employs complementary and non-invasive therapies where ever possible.

Oliver, the co-host. 

Each of these radio shows is recorded in Dr. Risk’s dining room, while connecting to the studio.  Oliver insists on being part of each show, actually jumping and whining until he is on Dr. Risk’s lap in his co-host spot.  He is a “kijiji rescue”.  His last owner said he was two years old, but after a visit to the vet, it is now believed he is about eight.  Oliver had 23 teeth removed right away due to a serious infection and since then he has grown more hair (seriously, it’s more than two inches long!) and his heart murmur has disappeared.  He gained 1 ½ lbs, making him now a full 7lbs!  We believe he is a Chihuahua Papillion cross.  His hobbies include long walks, playing ball, running around like a crazy dog, chasing the cat and hanging out with his family.

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