Only Natural Pet Store maintains a veterinary board of advisors whose members advise the company in areas of product selection, product development, and the creation of content for our website. The members of this board include:
Dr. Jean Hofve
Dr. Hofve earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 1994. She is an accredited veterinarian, licensed in Colorado. She practiced holistic and conventional medicine in two feline-only clinics in Denver. She is now retired from active practice and mainly does freelance writing. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
In addition to her conventional veterinary training, Dr. Hofve has studied veterinary homeopathy, Reiki (Master), and holistic medicine. She has a strong interest in flower, animal, gem, and etheric essences, and founded Spirit Essence Flower Essence Therapy for Animals in 1995 (still the only line of essence formulas designed by a veterinarian). She is certified in cat behavior by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Inc. (IAABC), and a member of the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior (AVSAB).
Nutrition is of special concern to Dr. Hofve. She has researched pet food and cats' unique nutritional needs since graduating from veterinary school. Jean has written extensively for publications such as Animal Wellness Magazine, Dog World, Cats, The Whole Cat Journal, The Whole Dog Journal, and the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. She has been interviewed on radio and television from California to Colorado to England on pet nutrition, supplements, and the commercial pet food industry. Dr. Hofve was an official liaison to the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) for two years, and continues to keep in touch with the latest developments in the pet food industry. She has also taught many classes and seminars on flower essences, energy therapies such as E.F.T. - a powerful tool based on acupuncture meridians - and other alternative treatments to pet guardians, shelter personnel, veterinarians, and veterinary students at Colorado State University and the University of California at Davis.
Jean currently lives in Denver, Colorado with four fabulous felines: Flynn, Puzzle, Sundance, and Spencer.
Dr. Steve Sanderlin
Dr. Steve Sanderlin practices veterinary medicine in Boulder, Colorado with his Home Instead Veterinary Care practice. He promotes wellness in companion animals using an integrative approach, combining alternative, complementary, and conventional therapies.
Dr. Sanderlin graduated from Texas A&M University where he received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Biomedicine and Veterinary Science in 1991 and 1992. He ultimately earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1996. He has worked in several small animal practices in the Denver and Boulder area, including Boulder’s Natural Animal. His experience in conventional medicine and surgery are complemented by his skills in herbal medicine, holistic therapies, nutraceuticals, and nutritional counseling.
Dr. Sanderlin has been interested and involved in the natural health field even before attending veterinary school. He is currently applying the knowledge and experience he has gained from experienced holistic practitioners in his daily practice. He enjoys his time off by spending it with his wife Nancy, his son Ryan, their 3 dogs, Keeley, Belle, Cody, and their cat, Wynslow. He also enjoys telemark and alpine skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and camping.
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