About Dr. Judi Keller
I grew up in Ohio rescuing wildlife and volunteering at wildlife centers and veterinary clinics. I dreamed of becoming either the next James Herriot or a veterinarian for National Geographic.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management from The Ohio State University, then continued my education there to receive my Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) in 1986. Craving sunshine and warmth, I left the Midwest and took a job at a small animal clinic in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. After 7 years, I opened my own small animal, birds and exotics veterinary clinic.
During this time, I married and had two children. It was during my first pregnancy that I began to truly examine and question what is considered to be routine preventive care in our society. My research brought to my attention concerns and questions on the pharmaceutical industry, mainstream medical care, vaccinations and nutrition. This venture carried over into my career and started my life-long quest to determine what I considered to be a gentler, safer, healthier and more natural philosophy of preventive care and health.
Due to my change in philosophy and other life circumstances, my husband and I sold the clinic, moved to Florida and began homeschooling our children. During this time I continued to rethink how our society views healthcare and to educate myself on natural, holistic wellness care alternatives. I began taking courses in medicinal herbs, learned veterinary massage and became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture at the evidence-based program through Colorado State University.
After years of research, I have come to believe that the body has the wonderful ability to heal and maintain health if given the right nutrition and environment. Our society has sacrificed health for convenience by developing processed foods, sedentary life styles and reliance on pharmaceuticals to decrease the uncomfortable and life-threatening side effects. This is just as rampant in our pets' lives as in our own. I believe that many chronic illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disorders and allergies could be alleviated if attention was placed not just on using medications to control the problem, but to determine and address the actual cause. This may often mean looking at and changing areas in our lives and our pets' lives that we do not want to address ... mainly our stressed, hurried and "convenient" lifestyle.
Using the combination of my knowledge and skills, my goal is to be a source of information and healing for your pets' optimal well being. By using acupuncture, laser therapy and massage, I hope to help your pets be more comfortable and heal more rapidly in a gentle and supportive way. Through wellness counseling, I hope to develop a plan to keep your pets at their optimal health! I love working with pet owners who enjoy learning and understanding the options they have regarding their pets' care and who are interested in more natural, holistic ways of caring for their pets.
Dr. Keller is a member of:
- AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association)
- AAVA (American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture)
- CIVT (College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies)
- AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
I received Glory’s titers and am utterly thrilled with the outcome. I’m delighted to know Glory still has immunity for Rabies, Parvo and Distemper – despite the fact it’s been over 7 years since she was vaccinated! The investment to protect her health against unnecessary vaccinations was absolutely worth every penny. Thank you for being a rare “do no harm” veterinarian and for all you do to keep pets healthy . . . naturally!