Jan Walsh, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Acupuncturist
After receiving my BS degree in Zoology from the University of Florida, I taught junior high school science for a while. I moved to Michigan in 1972 to be an organic farmer. In 1985 I entered Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1989, 2 months shy of my 43rd birthday. In the fall and winter of 1999/2000 I took the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society's acupuncture course and have been practicing acupuncture on dogs and cats since then (with the occasional rabbit, also). I do not practice Oriental medicine, which is an herbal medicine, but use the acupuncture as an adjunct to my Western medicine. Therefore, I treat orthopedic problems almost exclusively. Since retiring from general practice in January, I now work Tuesdays here at Fruitport Animal Hospital exclusively practicing acupuncture. I also do occasional relief work here and elsewhere. I love working at the Fruitport Animal Hospital.