OUR VETERINARY EXPERTS
Our veterinary experts bring their investigative skills and extensive experience to further the mission of Joey's Legacy. They are dedicated to changing the way veterinary malpractice is handled in the United States through our network.
Tammie Pearce, DVM
Dr. Tammie Pearce has over 20 years’ experience working in both private and corporate practices as well as the veterinary diagnostics industry. She has worked with breeding, showing and keeping multiple species of birds, fish, rabbits, reptiles, other exotics, dogs and cats. She has also worked in a teaching capacity with a private school for large animal education and small farming operations management. She brings her broad medical and animal species knowledge base to MyPetDoc to help as many clients as possible care for their pets.
Thomas Nicholl, Esq., DVM
The Law Office of Thomas Nicholl, D.V.M., J.D., is dedicated to the practice of animal law. He combines his extensive scientific knowledge as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with a legal background covering a wide variety of animal law matters. His experience ranges from simple cases to more complex litigation, and understanding and explaining scientific records. Whatever legal matters you and your pet may have, an individualized, efficient strategy is most important, along with being represented by a compassionate and dedicated pet attorney in Orlando who understands the value of your pet and will work with you to explain all the legal issues involved.
Michael Dym, VMD
In the past 40 years and 17 generations of dogs and, cats we are seeing tremendous increases in chronic ill health in our pets that was rare back in the early 1970's when I was a child. Most of these illnesses revolve around breakdown in our pets' immune systems,and include chronic skin/ear allergies, digestive upset, thyroid/adrenal/pancreatic disorders, seizures, gum/ teeth problems, degenerative arthritis, kidney/liver failure, and cancer across all ages and breeds. We are also seeing a record number of behavioral and emotional disorders including alarming and unexplained fears/aggression., as well as difficulty focusing/training and paying attention. The analogy of these compared with escalating immune/behavioral diseases in children is quite disturbing. The two biggest factors in our pets' population health decline over these generations has been the severe overuse of multiple vaccines and nutrient poor and toxin filled commercial pet foods. We have also failed to address the underlying cause of disease by only suppressing symptoms with antibiotics, cortisone and related drugs, so the disease progresses and goes deeper. Homeopathy offers a viable alternative in truly curing pets and making their bodies healthier.
As a licensed veterinarian, I also understand the conventional medical model and use it when appropriate. Depending upon the client’s goals for their pet, I offer either an integrative approach utilizing both traditional and complementary medicine or a classical homeopathic approach.
Ronald Stone, DVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Zootecnics
Chief of Staff, The Veterinary Trauma Center, Groveland, Florida
Past positions held:
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, 1988 – 1990
Hospital Director and Chief of Staff, The Knowles Animal Hospital,Miami, Florida June 1985-1992
President and Chief of Staff, The All Pets Veterinary Group Inc., Miami, Florida,
Chief of Emergency Service, All Pets Veterinary Group, 1990 – 2001 (serviced seven All Pets’ practices plus 20 other practices in the county)
Chief of Surgical Services, All Care Animal Hospital, Minneola, Florida, February 2002 - July 2003
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, Florida 1985 – 1988
Josie Beug, DVM
Nestled within that journey is a personal search for healing, healing of not just the Body, but the Mind and the Spirit. The healing paradigms, schools, modalities and techniques I crossed paths with all came to inhabit a place within my healing toolbox that I bring to every patient I encounter. I have been incredibly honored to have received teachings directly from medicine people spanning a broad range of cultures, belief systems, and perspectives. My experience encompasses ancient indigenous knowledge from 4 different continents: North America, South America, China/Tibet and Europe. It includes several medical systems: western allopathic medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, quantum energetics to name a few. It does not leave out spiritual healing methods that many would exclude, being “too woo woo”, but I have found are an integral, inseparable part of the great circle of life. I personally know of too many examples of healing that cannot be explained any other way and I refuse to discount it because of a prevailing majority belief system. It would be too great of a betrayal to those individuals, human and animal, that I know and love who have experienced these healings.
When I first heard of the Five Element theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, something stirred within my heart. I recognized it and was deeply familiar with it, like meeting up with a long lost friend. I named my very first veterinary practice after it, “Five Element Animal Wellness”, and when I rebranded 15 years later, I could not leave it behind. When I first had the idea of creating an on-line program as a way of sharing my diverse knowledge to interested pet parents, the 5 Elements appeared as the perfect container to organize all of the parts and pieces.
I welcome you into my world, to share a part of this journey with me. Hopefully you will find a few pieces of knowledge and wisdom that will help you and your animal friends find some measure of healing, happiness and peace.
Erika Halle, DVM
“I am committed to creative holistic, integrative options for pet health”
After a youth spent being driven to achieve a veterinary degree, I found myself floundering in my first year of veterinary school. I had worked so hard to get there and once there, I discovered that I was utterly bored with the conventional solutions to pet health issues that I had come to be familiar with. For a few months, I considered dropping out and changing careers altogether, until a classmate reintroduced me to my curiosity about complementary and alternative treatments. Suddenly a holistic veterinarian was born! I believe that conventional medicine has its place and is extremely important, but for many conditions, offers limited options. Because of this, my career has been dedicated to holistic medicine since before its official start.
I am committed to creative integrative and complementary solutions for pet health. Above all, I believe that veterinarians and pets are only a part of the pet healthcare team. The most important team member is you: The pet’s parent! My goal is to provide solutions that work for your pet and for you. After all, daily herbs for life sounds like a great idea until you try to pill your cat twice a day for five years! I was a pet parent before I was ever a veterinarian and though I haven’t been through every situation with my own pets, I have handled many challenges and understand the need for compassion and flexibility in their medical care.
W. Jean Dodds, DVM
W. Jean Dodds, DVM became a veterinarian in 1964 after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College, and has spent more than five decades as a clinical research veterinarian. From 1965 to 1986, she was a member of many national and international committees on hematology, animal models of human disease, veterinary medicine, and laboratory animal science. Dr. Dodds was a grantee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH) and has over 150 research publications.
She started Hemopet in 1986, the first nonprofit national animal blood bank. Today, Hemopet’s range of nonprofit services and educational activities include: providing canine blood components and related services; adopting retired Greyhound blood donors as companions; and the Hemolife diagnostic division focused on hematology and blood banking, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition and holistic medicine.
In 2011, Dr. Dodds released NutriScan, a food sensitivity and intolerance diagnostic test for dogs, cats and horses. NutriScan, the new gold standard for pets, tests for 24 of the most commonly ingested foods.
Dr. Dodds is also Co-Trustee of the Rabies Challenge Fund, a nonprofit project to assess the duration of immunity and safety of current rabies vaccines for animals.
Dr. Dodds actively participates in the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation. She co-authored two books with Diana Laverdure, The Canine Thyroid Epidemic: Answers You Need for Your Dog, which was awarded the Dog Writers Association of America, Best Care and Health Book for 2011 and the Eukanuba Maxwell Canine Health Award. Her second book, Canine Nutrigenomics: Foods that Heal Your Dog, was published in January 2015. Dr. Dodds also holds 25 patents.
Tim Crowe, DVM
Dr. Tim Crowe was one of the founding members of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. In addition to his affiliation with our hospital, Dr. Crowe serves as Chief of Staff for Regional Institute of Veterinary Emergency and Referrals (RIVER) in Chattanooga, TN, works with RIVER (Regional Institute of Veterinary Emergency and Referrals) in Chattanooga and he is also on staff at the UGA College of Public Health in Athens working to help develop a program that will train veterinarians and veterinary technicians to assist in the treatment of human injuries in the event of a major catastrophic event. Tim is also a volunteer firefighter and certified EMT.
Dr. Crowe is a recognized international expert in the fields of veterinary surgery, emergency and critical care and lectures extensively on a worldwide basis. He has introduced many of our patients to several cutting-edge, non-invasive and alternative treatment modalities that include photonic acupuncture, laser therapy, and chiropractic adjustments. Other remarkable technologies involve the use of Bio-magnetic resonance therapy that offers diagnostic as well as treatment capabilities. Drs. Crowe and Burr invested in Pulsed Signal Therapy that uses an electromagnetic coil to relieve pain and stimulate new cartilage growth in arthritic joints, and also offer the FDA approved electroceutical device (IVIVI / Assisi loops) for home use to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation.
Several of our patients have greatly benefited from Dr. Crowe’s evaluations and treatments for conditions that are not responsive to more traditional treatment options with outcomes that are truly remarkable—especially in terms of relieving acute and chronic pain.
Hilty Burr, DVM
Dr. Hilty Burr grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and was educated in the public school system. His undergraduate studies took place at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee as a biology major and The University of Tennessee in Knoxville as an Animal Science major. Dr. Burr graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980, awarded with an academic membership to Phi Zeta by being in the top 10% of his class.
Dr. Burr had a diverse career in veterinary medicine starting out as an associate veterinarian in Alabama, opening his own practice in Tennessee, consulting work for the animal health industry and finally back into clinical medicine as the founding veterinarian at Lake Chatuge Animal Hospital. He later teamed up with Dr. Jim McClearen to open Tri-County Animal Clinic in North Carolina.
Odette Suter, DVM
Odette Suter, DVM is a holistic veterinarian, best-selling author and lecturer in the Chicago area. Focusing on quality versus quantity and prevention rather than reactive care and band-aids, Dr. Suter utilizes functional medicine principles to help resolve the underlying stressors that lead to disease in your animals. As a result your furry friend’s body is restored to function as best as it possibly can. Dr. Suter incorporates functional medicine, nutrition, veterinary spinal manipulation therapy (aka. chiropractic care), acupuncture and hormone balancing into her therapies. Other specialties include applied kinesiology, functional neurology, NAET (allergy elimination technique), ozone therapy and microbiome restorative therapy.
With her passion for teaching she offers training to you as the caregiver with the aim to empower you to know how to maintain your friends’ health and create a long and happy life.
Judy Morgan, DVM
Dr. Morgan grew up in Pitman and Woodstown, NJ, where she graduated high school as valedictorian in 1977. In 1980 she graduated from Rutgers with a Bachelor of Science and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Dr. Morgan is also a certified and accredited veterinary acupuncturist, chiropractitioner, and food therapist.
Based in southern New Jersey, Dr. Morgan currently operates two veterinary hospitals that offer an integrative approach combining holistic medicine with traditional Western techniques. Holistic practices such as chiropractic, acupuncture, food therapy, and herbal therapy, are utilized alongside conventional medicine to provide a full range of veterinary treatment.