HI, I'M DR. ALEXIA TSAKIRIS

I received my Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University- Cook College in 2000, and my BVetMed (Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine) from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2005.

Let me explain the other initials behind my name. I received my Certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2009 (Chi University), my Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Herbal Medicine in 2017 (College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies), earned my Certificate in Herbal Medicine in 2016 (David Winston's School of Herbal Studies) and became a Registered Herbalist (RH- American Herbalist Guild) in 2020. I have also done extensive studies in Food Therapy (Chi and CIVT), Spinal Manipulation (Health Pioneers Institute), ozone therapy as well as continuing education in conventional veterinary medicine.

All of my years as a veterinarian, in addition to all the years of training in holistic and naturopathic medicine, have given me the tools for the best approach to health and wellness. I look at the entire patient as an individual, getting to the root cause, and use the power of nature along with modern science.

In my spare time I can be found at a soccer field cheering on my two boys and husband, picking figs in my back yard with Lulu, doing yoga, or making medicine from what I have grown in my yard.

Holistic veterinarian in New Jersey

Dr. Alexia Tsakiris, BVetMed, GDipVWHM, CVA, RH (AHG) was born and raised on the Jersey shore in Monmouth Beach. She received her B.S. from Cook College, Rutgers University in 2000 and graduated with her BVetMed from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2005. Since graduation, she has worked as a small animal veterinarian focusing on internal medicine. After being awoken by an acupuncture lecture at a veterinary conference in 2008, by the prospect of being able to further help her patients, she trained at the Chi Institute in Florida where she received her Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture in 2009. This awakening has opened her world to many other holistic modalities.

She studied herbal medicine with the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT) where she received her Certificate of Veterinary Herbal Medicine (Western) in 2014 and earned her Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine (GDipVWHM) in June of 2017. The fall of 2018 Dr. Tsakiris joined the faculty of the CIVT. She has lectured internationally as well as nationally.

As herbal medicine is her true passion, she studied under the world-renowned Ethnobotanist, David Winston RH(AHG) in his two-year Clinical Herbalist Program (2014-2016) and is a Registered Herbalist (the highest accreditation for human herbal medicine).

Since seeing the benefits of spinal manipulation (chiropractic), she began pursuing her veterinary spinal manipulation certificate through the Health Pioneers Institute in Chicago in January of 2017.

A believer that food is medicine, she took advanced training in food therapy at the Chi Institute to earn her certificate in food therapy in 2019.

In 2016, she co-founded Blue Sage Veterinary Wellness Center, now Naturopawthic Veterinary Wellness Center, in Red Bank, New Jersey. She exclusively practices holistic veterinary medicine: acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, laser, spinal manipulation and ozone therapy.

She has two beautiful boys, her husband Tommy, dogs Margarita and Lulu, and seven chickens who keep her busy. She is 30hr certified Radiant Child Yoga teacher and volunteers at her sons' school teaching yoga. In 2020, she earned her 200hr YTT certificate with Ohana Rising Yoga School.

In 2020, she created Naturopawthic Courses, an education platform for pet parents. Dr. Alexia believes that an empowered pet owner is essential to be proactive in their pet's health care and to be part of the wellness team.

Her other passion is providing veterinarians with the tools they need to be energetically aligned in their home and work lives. She founded Project Kefi and Vet in Balance in 2019 to support vets who want to find their passion in vet med again through one on one coaching as well as workshops and retreats. Project Kefi works closely with veterinary specialists and coaches to create integrative continuing education opportunities. The Women's Veterinary Collective was birthed in 2021 providing women veterinarians a platform to support one another to create a sustainable profession.

HI, I'M DR. LISA FIORENZA

Dr. Lisa Fiorenza received her Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University- Cook College in 2009, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2014. She went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, and has worked in general practice in Staten Island and Brooklyn for the past 7 years. Dr. Fiorenza is certified in Fear Free pet handling, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Acupuncture and Veterinary Chinese Food therapy. Her professional interests include myofascial work, essential oils, and veterinary cannabis; internal medicine; and immune disorders. She hopes to receive certifications in veterinary chiropractic, veterinary herbal medicine and aromatherapy in the next 5-7 years.

Dr. Fiorenza hails from Staten Island, but the Jersey shore is her second home. In her free time, she is an avid weightlifter, enjoys movies and tv (she's a huge Star Wars fan), sports (go Green Bay Packers!), yoga, and art. She enjoys spending time with her handsome cat Regis, crazy pup Amelia Earhart, and loving husband.

HI, I'M KATE

I am a graduate of the University of Delaware and have been in veterinary medicine since graduation. When I am not keeping things running smoothly, I can be found playing volleyball with my husband, bowling, and cuddling with my 2 cats.

HI I'M ERIN

I graduated from Syracuse University and dabbled as a baker until finding my love of vet med. I can be found in the woods with my four legged children Dori and Huey or making a delicious tofu scramble.