Meet Dr. Haberstroh
DVM- Michigan State University | CVA- Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (IVAS)
Additional training in: Chinese Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Food Therapy, Homeopathy, Animal Essential Oil Therapy, Bach Flower Essence
Dr. Haberstroh was always an animal lover and her interest in Veterinary Medicine became apparent when she was very young. She attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University and was focused on companion animals, with a special interest in Exotics and Nutrition. She received a National Institutes of Health research grant while in school which allowed her to evaluate the nutrition of all of the animals at the Detroit Zoo. When she graduated, she headed west to join a practice just outside of Denver where she worked with a Veterinary Acupuncturist. She was amazed at the response to this ancient therapy. She decided to study all modes of Complementary Medicine soon after. When visiting San Diego, she realized that the climate was more suitable for her beloved Whippet, so she settled here. She started a holistic house call practice in 2002 in the North County Coastal area and lives with her family, including a menagerie of pets, in Carmel Valley.
Dr. Haberstroh’s interest in Complementary and Alternative therapies grew out of her desire to enhance and in some cases replace conventional medical therapies. She began taking courses, including Dr. Pitcairne’s comprehensive Homeopathy course, and her understanding of health and healing evolved into a more holistic approach. She takes into consideration the physical, emotional, and environmental aspects of a patient’s life when choosing therapies. She enjoyed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Certification course so much that after she became certified in 2000, she returned to IVAS as a teaching assistant in 2005. After completing several additional herbal, holistic healing, and food therapy courses, she is able to incorporate these therapies to the benefit of her patients. By looking at “lifestyle” and whole health in addition to all of the modalities offered, she feels that she is able to provide well balanced preventive and supportive care for her patients and their families.