What Vets Aren’t Taught with Dr. Lauren Beaird on Your Natural Dog Podcast

what vets aren't taught, dr lauren beaird, what veterinarians aren't taught in school on your natural dog angela ardolino

With a rapidly growing interest in holistic veterinary care, we’re left wondering, why are veterinarians not taught about holistic medicine in school? Every year more pet parents are looking to natural holistic alternatives to conventional veterinary care, unfortunately it’s a subject most veterinarians weren’t taught in school. In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Dr. Lauren Beaird, a trusted integrative veterinarian who realized, after graduating veterinary school, how much there still was to learn about true healing and integrating holistic veterinary care. Dr. Beaird joins us to discuss what is missing from conventional veterinary education, and how holistic health starts at home.  

Episode Recap: 

  • What Vets are taught in school
  • What made Dr. Beaird question what she had learned
  • Dangers of Pharmaceuticals like Apoquel
  • Importance of Holistic Education for Pet Parents & Vets
  • Holistic Pet Health Coaches
  • Don’t wait until a Diagnosis
  • CBD for inflammation & the immune system
  • Diet Change & Supplements
  • Holistic Health starts at Home
  • The Endocannabinoid System

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About Angela Ardolino

angela ardolino your natural dog podcastAngela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert and educator who has been caring for animals for over 20 years. Angela owns and operates Fire Flake Farm, a rescue animal sanctuary farm, and two locations of her natural pet salon and shop Beautify the Beast. She’s also the founder and formulator of CBD Dog Health, which offers high quality, all-natural cannabis health and wellness products for pets; and MycoDog, which creates and produces high-quality medicinal mushroom and adaptogen tinctures specifically for pets.

Accordingly, she has used CBD Dog Health’s Full Spectrum Hemp for Pets, and now MycoDog mushroom extracts, on all her pets at her rescue farm every day since 2016. Angela has Odie, a 16-year-old mini-schnauzer, as well as Jolene, Maza, and Rhemi. In addition, she has 4-10 more any time she is fostering or boarding. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and the Veterinary Cannabis Association. In fact, Angela has educated hundreds of medical doctors and veterinarians on the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals.

About Dr. Lauren Beaird

what vets aren't taught, dr lauren beaird, what veterinarians aren't taught in schoolDr. Lauren never considered any other career but becoming a veterinarian. After graduating from veterinary school in 2015, her eyes became opened to how much she still did not know about True healing and the beauty of integrating her knowledge of conventional medicine with the world of holistic medicine.

Her path in veterinary medicine continues to adjust as a result of each experience she has, creating a better alignment between what has always been in her heart, and what she is practicing. She believes that True health does not start in the veterinary clinic- it starts at home. Using a natural approach tailored to each pet, she let go of strict protocols, and listened to what the pet parents were observing at home. Understanding the home environment and lifestyle routine was essential to integrate with what the pet was showing her in the clinic to create a healing plan.

Developing a trusting relationship with pet parents to help empower them to understand the healing process is the foundation of each relationship she builds. She is committed to being a lifelong student, knowing there will always be more to learn, and is humbled by all of the experienced natural practitioners who have paved this incredible path before her.

Dr. Beaird practices acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Vitality Chiropractic in Aurora and will be launching her own online platform, The NaturalPath Vet in the middle of 2023. Dr. Beaird resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband, young son, and is expecting her second son in April 2023.