Allen M. Schoen
Schoen is one of the pioneers in veterinary acupuncture and natural therapies, developing and practicing them since 1981. He has been acknowledged worldwide for introducing the concept of an integrative approach to veterinary medicine, bridging the gap between conventional and alternative medicine. With over 40 years of clinical experience, teaching and research, he has developed his own unique integrative approach to animal health care. He received his DVM from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978, and also holds a Masters Degree in Neurophysiology and Animal Behavior from the University of Illinois. He was certified in Veterinary Acupuncture in 1982 and is a past president of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and was one of the first veterinarians certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. In addition, he has advanced training in botanical medicine and homeopathy, and the best of all these therapies are incorporated into his practice. Dr. Schoen has worked to bring the best of complementary therapies into mainstream acceptance. He started the Department of Acupuncture at The Animal Medical Center in NYC (the largest animal hospital in the world) in 1982. He has taught and lectured at veterinary schools and conferences nationally and internationally. He has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at both Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine as well as Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. In 1996, he was appointed to a six-member committee by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to develop guidelines for Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine (CAVM).