Big Valley Vet's Integrative Care Providers
Big Valley Vet provides integrative veterinary care for cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets of the Kitsap Peninsula and surrounding areas. Our services are designed to enhance the health and wellness of our companion animals through exceptional nutrition and complementary therapies that focus on achieving balance within the body.
Modern holistic care is very comprehensive in scope, yet it can also be utilized in concert with the treatment already provided by your family veterinarian, filling in the gaps in Western medicine.
Dr. Shelby Watson
"Challenges in treating my own greyhound with skin allergies led me to explore other treatment options, particularly nutrition and raw feeding. Ten years of emergency work showed me that conventional veterinary medicine is fantastic for treating acute illness and traumatic injuries, yet it is not always optimum for more nuanced and chronic problems like recurrent infections, cancer, arthritis, and allergies. As animal lovers, we just want our furry kids to have vibrant happy lives without suffering; holistic medicine gives me more tools to make them feel better- in fact, to facilitate their own bodies' ability to heal so they can really be better."
Dr. Watson founded Big Valley Vet in June 2016. She took over the clinic facility and wonderful client base of Dr. Michael Cable, who retired after 40+ years in practice.
Degrees & Continuing Education
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2002, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT), 2013, Chi Institute
Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA), 2015, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)
Natural Nutrition, 2013, College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT)
Dr. Nora Soo
Dr. Soo migrated to Washington State as a civilian electrical engineer with the Department of the Navy concurrently serving as a civil engineer corps reservist. Her Veterinary journey began in San Francisco at the Zoo volunteering countless hours to gain experience in the care of animals. Her work at the SF SPCA sparked a passion for high quality, high volume spay and neuter. As a result, she now performs over 1,000 sterilization procedures annually including internationally while also teaching surgical skills to aspiring veterinary students. Dr. Soo earned her degree from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has also completed the Chi Institute acupuncture coursework, with plans to achieve full certification in 2022. Dr. Soo is committed to community service and providing the best possible care for her patients designing workable plans to achieve a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys empowering people to be good medical advocates for their pets, as well as performing surgeries of nearly all kinds. Dr. Soo joined Big Valley Vet in 2021 and looks forward to collaborating with Drs. Watson and Torres on some of Big Valley's special cases.
Dr. Rawnie Torres
Rawnie has been working in the veterinary field since 2004. She graduated from Washington State University (GO COUGS) in 2013 and was part of one of the first groups of vet students to study acupuncture at the China Agricultural University in Beijing. Since graduating from WSU, Rawnie quickly realized that the best way to treat her patients was with a holistic approach that focuses on the whole animal and not just the disease process. Rawnie enjoys integrative medicine where the best of both Eastern and Western medicine is used to provide exceptional care to her patients. She is currently pursuing her Master's in TCVM thru the Chi University. Rawnie and her husband of 15+ years are originally from Los Angeles, CA. They enjoy hiking, camping, and going places where there is “no cell phone reception or traffic sounds.” They are owned by their zoo of animals: 3 tiny humans, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 turtles, several fresh water fish, and a snake.