Dr. Nathan C. Heilman, BS, DVM, CVA, VSMT (Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy)
Earned his B.S. from Cornell University and then a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 1997.
He graduated from the International Veterinary Acupuncture course in 2004, becoming certified as a veterinary acupuncturist.
Since then he has studied Chinese veterinary herbal medicine intensively under the most qualified veterinary herbalists in North America.
Dr. Nate, his wife Therese, and their two children, Emmaline and Giles, make their home in New Haven, VT.
Julia earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut –
Storrs, and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. She became certified in acupuncture through
the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. In 2014, Herbal Medicine was added to her healing
repertoire, training first with Chi Institute, then more intensively with
courses through A Time To Heal. This
winter she will be pursuing certification for Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy
been in practice for over 15 years, Dr. Julia is passionate about the use of
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, integrated with western modalities
such as Ultrasound and Surgery, to provide holistic healing for her four-legged
patients. Her special interests include
Internal Medicine and Hospice Care.
she is not at Qi, Julia shares a home in Cornwall with her husband and two
children. She enjoys spending time
outside tending to their homestead, as well as endurance running.
Karena is our senior Veterinary Technician. She is a vivacious animal lover and a whirlwind of energy. Karena can often be caught singing or talking to herself or one of the many critters at Qi. She has been in the field for twenty years and was certified back in 2005.
She resides with her partner Doug, her rescue dog Piper and two cats Ziggy and Zappa. Besides her love for animals, she enjoys the outdoors; hiking, kayaking, camping and skiing.
Therese M. Fafard
Therese received her B.A. from Amherst College in 1984. She and Nate fell in love, first with each other and then with Vermont; they were married at Shelburne Farms in 2000.
Therese worked for twenty years in the Boston High-Tech/Internet scene before starting her own business consulting practice. This enabled her to work from home, move to Vermont, have kids and be there to raise them (in that order).
Therese oversaw the build-out of Qi Veterinary Clinic and can be found in the "back office" making salads at lunch or handling the Marketing, Advertising, HR, Insurance and Finances for Qi as well as A Time To Heal Chinese herbal distributorship.
Our Family: Nate and Giles, Emmaline and Mineau, Shoogs and Therese
Although our beloved golden retriever/yellow lab
"Shoogs" is no longer with us, she will be missed and loved forever.
Mineau, which is a French-Canadian endearment that means "cat" is still
with us - when she's not out on one of her hunting benders at our
neighbors barn, that is!
Can you spot the "stowaway" in this picture? (Hint: look to the left of Nate's arm. It also helps to know that we have a herd of Scottish Highlander cows that we rotationally graze around our property. They double as our lawnmowers or "grounds crew" as the UPS man has dubbed them.)