Judith K. Herman, DVM
Judith graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 1977. She practiced at a progressive small animal hospital outside of Boston for 12 years before moving to Maine. In 1993, she began seriously studying homeopathy with Dr. Richard Pitcairn - a well-known veterinary homeopath, who has been teaching veterinarian’s classical homeopathy since the early 1990s. Dr. Pitcairn founded the Academy of Veterinary Homeopaths and is author of "Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats."
In 1994, Judith finished the Professional Introductory Course in Veterinary Homeopathy and then became certified in veterinary homeopathy in March of 1996. She completed the Advanced Course in Veterinary Homeopathy in 1998. In addition to course work through the Animal Natural Health Center, Judith is also studying with Dr. Andre Saine, founder of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy, and with David Little - a homeopathic practitioner in India who is a highly respected, international scholar in classical homeopathy. Judith opened the Animal Wellness Center in the spring of 1995, which focuses on the holistic approach to animal care and behavior with an emphasis in homeopathy.
In 2001, Judith became a board member of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy and held the position of president in 2003. She is a member of the certification committee, which is the only certifying body for veterinarians in homeopathy in North America.
Judith was a speaker at the 2000 and 2011 Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy’s national conférences, lectured at the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, and lectured at ReMaine Wildlife State Conference for wildlife rehabilitators. She has also lectured at the Common Ground Fair, Gardiner and Waterville adult education, Avena Botanical Institute, various kennel clubs, avian clubs, dog training clubs, and other half-day seminars. She has been published in the Journal of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy and the Journal of American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and has a featured column in the magazine, Downeast Dog News.
Judith is a board member for Avian Haven of Freedom, Maine and is the homeopath for several animal nonprofit organizations. She is the founder of the Companion for Life Program, which enables the terminally ill, victims of domestic violence and shut-ins to keep their companions. She is also the founder of Animeals, which helps feed animals owned by Meals on Wheels recipients.
Judith is an avid gardener and artist. She lives in Gardiner, Maine with her Golden Retriever, Bryan.
Gina Snow, LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician)
Gina was born and raised in Aroostook County, Maine. She has loved and been involved with animals all her life. As a child, she grew up with horses, cows, cats and dogs. At a very young age, she told her dad that she was going to work with animals when she grew up. He said she would change her mind a hundred times before then. How wrong he was! In 1987, Gina attended college for Animal Medical Technology at the University of Maine, Orono. After receiving her license as a Veterinary Technician in 1989, she worked as a surgical technician for 15 years at a local animal hospital. In 2002, Gina relocated to work at the Animal Wellness Center where she could pursue her love of alternative medicine.
Gina shares her life with several wonderful terriers. She shows her dogs regularly in Agility and various other events including Lure Coursing, JRT Racing, Go to Ground and Tracking. Her constant passion is the pursuit of total health by learning and applying alternative medicines to both herself and her pets. Gina also enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking.
Kathryn Johnson grew up on an 80-acre farm surrounded by every kind of animal imaginable. She started riding horses at the age of 3 and says she would be lost without that outlet. Her mother has an amazing green thumb and love of natural healing for both people and animals and her father is a physician so she has had many experiences with health.
Kathryn currently lives in Wales with her fiance, 3 cats, 2 dogs, 2 ferrets, fish, 2 horses and a pony. She uses herbal and homeopathic remedies regularly with her own critters and is a huge supporter of raw feeding and species appropriate nutrition.
Kathryn also owns Rocket Man Ranch LLC, which is a riding and boarding stable that works with riding students, including the disabled. She is interested in expanding more in the area of rescue, inspired by her own Arab gelding (pictured) who is an auction save.
She joined the team in the fall of 2015. Kathryn graduated from UNE in 2011 with a B.S. in Animal Behavior and is certified in equine, canine and feline massage as well as equine nutrition and herbal supplements. Her hobbies include horseback riding, water adventures and travel.