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Dog2Doc.com is an educational site to provide information for pet owners, students and veterinarians about veterinary neurology, veterinary integrative medicine and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine. These pages are the opinion of the authors, but backed by current and emerging scientific data. Our goal is to provide up-to-date information that can be used to make informed decisions about veterinary health care.
As with any discussion of medicine, opinions may vary. Some of the techniques discussed here are those of which the author has developed through many years of veterinary practice. The material has been used to help teach many generations of veterinary students and it is hoped that they will continue to do so for years to come.
Take from these pages what resonates with you and hopefully expand your appreciation for the multiple ways in which medicine can be used to help patients heal. Whether a modern wonder drug or an ancient wisdom, it is, after all, the goal of all medicine, to help patients return to health and maintain health once achieved. Perhaps the best medicine is to prevent disease before it begins. Disease can be a blessing, since it is a call to health. Health and healthy choices are never too late. The time is now and these pages are designed to help.
About Your Team
- Dr. Roger Clemmons
Dr. Roger Clemmons graduated in 1973 from Washington State University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After 2 years of private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, he returned to Washington State University and obtained his PhD in veterinary science with a focus on neurophysiology. In 1979, he accepted a position on the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida and is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery. He has been a veterinary educator most of his career. He also has been actively engaged in veterinary research including animal models, basic platelet physiology and neurodegenerative diseases. In 2000, he became certified in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute and has taught Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine including acupuncture, TCVM herbal therapy and TCVM food therapy. He has lectured on veterinary neurology and neurosurgery and TCVM practices throughout the world. Dog2Doc.com is a continuation of his original web site neuro.vetmed.ufl.edu, which Dog2Doc.com replaces.
- Amy Reynolds Plageman
Ms. Amy Reynolds Plageman is currently the neurology service technician at the University of Florida's Small Animal Hospital. She previously studied Food Science and Human Nutrition at UF before joining the staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She is training in small animal rehabilitation and was certified as a veterinary acupuncture technician by the Chi Institute in 2008. Amy is actively involved in many pet rescue listservs and helps many people with dogs with neurologic disorders. Amy helps Dr. Clemmons maintain Dog2Doc.com and researches material for the site.