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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.



Dr. 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 (chiropractic care).

Having 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.

When 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 Evarts

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.)