In 2010, I was rear ended in front of Paradise Valley Community College by a hit and run driver and injured my neck. My crazy, old primary care physician referred me to one of his renegade MD friends for acupuncture. He placed 6-8 needles in me and hooked them up to a huge battery, and let me rest and buzz in a dark room for 20 minutes. It was weird, but I was intrigued! My neck pain resolved, although my migraines persisted. At the time, I was working for a large corporate practice. I was stressed, frustrated, and disenchanted with conventional veterinary medicine. I found a Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist to help me with my migraines, purchased a bunch of acupuncture and Chinese medicine textbooks, enrolled in the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) acupuncture program in Portland, Oregon, and immersed myself in Chinese medicine, philosophy and acupuncture. My stress diminished, my migraines went away, and I felt like I was helping my patients more effectively. In 2015, I opened my holistic acupuncture practice to help pets with my gentle treatments. I now feel like I’m doing what I was meant to do for animals within the field of Veterinary Medicine.