Gary Richter is certified in veterinary acupuncture and veterinary chiropractic. As the owner and medical director of Montclair Veterinary Hospital and Holistic Veterinary Care, Dr. Richter understands the benefits of both conventional and holistic treatment methods. His professional goal is to provide a center where pets can receive effective holistic therapies integrated with the treatment and care from their general practice veterinarian. He also places great emphasis on the well-being of the pet owner, knowing that a sick pet can cause great strain and strong emotions.
Beth Schneider received her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley. She treats people and small animals in San Francisco and the East Bay. She is particularly interested in musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and ophthalmic disorders. Beth’s post-graduate studies have included the Dr. Tan Balance Method, an internationally recognized method known for its immediate effectiveness in subsiding pain. Beth believes deeply in the integration of both Eastern and Western Medicine in order to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient.
Lisa Koenig is board certified in Applied Kinesiology and practices chiropractic medicine and applied kinesiology on human and animal patients. Applied Kinesiology is a specific form of diagnosis using muscle testing as the primary feedback mechanism. Muscle testing facilitates communication between the animal’s brain and body and helps evaluate their structural, nutritional, and mental health needs. Lisa utilizes Applied Kinesiology, nutritional counseling, chiropractic care and food sensitivity testing to diagnose and treat her patients. Her goal is to provide, educate, and advocate health and wellness for families and their animals.
Leah Isaacson, DVM, CCRP has completed the Canine Rehabilitation Therapy program at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and is a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner (CCRP). As a collegiate athlete, a runner, and a skier, Dr. Isaacson is intimately familiar with sports injuries and the importance of exercise and physical therapy in the facilitation of healing. Surgical rehabilitation, canine sports injuries, neurologic injuries and diseases, and the simple impact of aging have profound significance in our lives and the lives of our beloved pets. Dr. Isaacson’s focus is to help maintain quality of life and help these animals live happy, active, and pain free.
Melissa Brooks completed her education in canine medical massage at Colorado State University. Canine massage therapy is a non-invasive, natural and effective way to support and maintain a healthy and comfortable life. Patients that would benefit from massage therapy range from healthy athletes to dogs suffering from chronic conditions such as arthritis or back pain. Melissa is a Registered Veterinary Technician and has been an employee of the Montclair Veterinary Hospital for four years.