Pamela Grasso, DVM
Western and Holistic Veterinarian
Imagine a veterinarian that is a skilled medical practitioner that utilizes cutting-edge diagnostics and medical treatments, but also offers a more subtle, holistic treatment choice – someone who understands that your lifestyle choices carry over into the way you care for your pet. The ability to mesh Western and Eastern medical approaches is highly unusual, but certainly welcome in today’s veterinary community. If you are looking for a veterinarian that offers this unique ability, then we have the doctor for you. Dr. Pamela Grasso balances “the best of both medical worlds.”
Having earned a reputation as a kind-hearted spirit with a natural accu2sense of compassion and a special touch for healing, Dr. Grasso’s clients offer a continuous stream of new patient referrals. It is interesting to see a trained Western medical practitioner embrace holistic medicine so easily. When asked how she progressed from modern medicine to the ancient Chinese practices, Dr Grasso explains, “I referred some of my arthritic patients to a veterinary acupuncturist because they either couldn’t tolerate pain medications or were not responding to treatment. The pet owners began raving about acupuncture and how great their dogs felt after just a few visits.”
Dr. Grasso attended Bucknell University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology (and a minor in Chemistry) in 1983. She continued her education at Pennsylvania State University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Science in 1987. She became a veterinarian in 1991, after obtaining her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the North Carolina State University. After practicing Western veterinary medicine for several years, she decided to learn a new approach. She received her Certification of Veterinary Acupuncture in 2000. In 2002, she attended a comprehensive course in Western Herbal Medicine. In 2004, she completed all modules the IVAS Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine training. In 2007, she completed the Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy with Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM. Most recently, in 2008, she completed Advanced Veterinary Homeopathy training.
Dr. Grasso is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), Veterinary Botanical Medical Association (VBMA), American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), American Botanical Council (ABC), and American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA), The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH), and is USDA Accredited.
Dr. Grasso shares her home with her Irish Wolfhounds, cats, chickens, and horse. She is actively involved in Irish Wolfhound rescue. In her spare time, she enjoys the craft of stained and hot glass. When the weather permits, she loves to be outdoors hiking, gardening, camping, or kayaking.