Dr. Brenda Bernhardt, retired after 23 years of veterinary practice (12/17), provides holistic wellness support services for your pets by drawing on over two decades of veterinary practice and five years of holistic veterinary practice, concentrating on species appropriate nutrition and care. Dr Brenda's information is not intended as veterinary medical advice. If medical advice is desired, it should be sought from a licensed veterinarian. Wellness consultations by telephone or housecall are available to create a pet wellness plan with a holistic focus to foster radical wellbeing in your 4-legged companions. Species appropriate diets, ketogenic diets; herbal and natural modalities can have significant contibution to your pet's Wellness and Quality of Life.
Dr Brenda Bernhardt graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine with Great Distinction in 1994. She has worked mixed practice, emergency and small animal practice as a locum, an associate and as a practice owner. In 2000, she established Cowichan Veterinary Services and has seen it through several transformations from a clinic based full service practice to housecall only practice to a holistic pet wellness consulting business. Seeing our pet population failing dramatically, in spite of our 'best' veterinary practices and recognizing the current cancer epidemic, Dr Brenda has retired from regular veterinary practice and has chosen to focus on educating pet guardians near and wide about how to support radical wellness in their 4-legged friends. Addressing the root or origin of pet wellness is the starting place that Dr Brenda moves forward from. She offers housecall and telephone consultations focusing on species appropriate nutrition and holistic wellness. Dr Brenda is an keen follower of Hippocrates (450 B.C.) the Father of Medicine, supporting our pet's incredible ability to heal, letting food be their medicine, and above all - not causing harm.
Doesn't that just make sense?
Prior to retirement, Dr Bernhardt was a member in good standing of: the B.C. College of Veterinarians, the Alberta Veterinary Association and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, as well as the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies.
She is a supporter of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, the Council of Canadians, the David Suzuki Foundation, Mercy For Animals Canada, the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals, Compassion in World Farming and the Permaculture/Transition movement.
She is a devotee of the natural world, a practicing permaculturalist, a wild-crafter, maker of radical food and organically sourced holist health products for pets, a sailor and proud Guardian of Cody, Eli, Max, Kink, and Keeper and a flock of Heritage hens.
Dr Bernhardt is currently writing a book entitled: 'Radical Wellness For Pets'.
Check out her line of organically sourced wellness products for your pets on the website - they're all available right here on-line and some items are available in Duncan, B.C. at 1) Lucky Dog U Bath and Urban Daycare OR 2) The Community Farm Store
"Compassion is not religious business, it is human business. It is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability. It is essential for human survival."
Check out Dr. Brenda's new line of holistic wellness products for radically healthy pets!
Now available on line!!!
For Holistic Wellness Care
for your dogs and cats
Telephone Consults House Calls
Dr. Bernhardt is pleased to announce that the housecall vehicle for Dr Brenda's Holistic Pet Wellness is running on biodiesel from Cowichan Biodiesel Co-op in Duncan.