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I graduated from Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1991. Before moving to Ames, Iowa with my family, I practiced small animal medicine in my hometown of Tucson, Arizona. I have had experience in general veterinary medicine and preventive care, emergency medicine, surgery, wildlife rehabilitation and zoo medicine with a diverse array of clientele and patients.

I have had the honor of collaborating and authoring multiple chapters in the primary textbook Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals, 2nd edition due out in 2023. I was a contributor to the 2012 International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) guidelines and continue to be active in the IAAHPC certification program. I have created courses and lectures on Integrative Medicine in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, Western Herbal Medicine for veterinarians and Self-care. For more details see my CV.

Harmony Housecalls began in 2005 in Ames, Iowa. My favorite part about housecalls is hearing the stories and being a part of that connection with animals. I have enjoyed the specialized care that I was able to offer to clients and patients, while also having the flexibility to care for myself and my family. The relaxed home setting is perfect for really getting to know my patients and their families and for longer discussions about care needs and decision-making.

While I have had many long-term patients for wellness and preventative care, a large part my focus has been on animal hospice, palliative, and end-of-life care for animals with a terminal diagnosis or chronic illness. The home setting creates an open environment for sharing those difficult conversations. Western herbal medicine is the perfect complement to this personalized in-home care.

Due to personal wellness, increased travel, and care needs of my own family, I am switching to online-only appointments for TeleHealth Consultations. This way I am available from other locations and can continue to provide periodic check-ins and support.

I am incredibly grateful for my many clients and patients over the years, and I feel so privileged to have witnessed the grace and the challenges we experience together moving through this life.

I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching, learning, writing, reading, and exploring through book chapters and journal articles I have written as well as in-person and online teaching. I especially enjoy small group or one to one teaching and plan to continue writing and teaching.

Currently I am inspired by my students in my Self-Care Through the Cycles of Nature online course which began for veterinarians, but really is for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. My plan is to continue these online self-care course offerings and writings as well.

I want to thank my husband,
Radford Davis, DVM, MPH, ACVPM, who has had an integral role as veterinary assistant, public health consultant, and official photographer for many of my endeavors. May we have many more years exploring the world together!

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Health, Harmony and Happiness - a few of my favorite links for human health, I created this page years ago, but it truly still applies!