Big Valley Vet Integrative Care
Big Valley Vet provides integrative veterinary care for cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets of the Kitsap Peninsula. 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)