Dr. Jody Bearman, DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVSMT graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Bacteriology and from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM in 1992. She worked in small town mixed practice (horses, farm animals, small animals) then small animal and exotic practice using Western medicine for 16 years.
Wanting to help animals that couldn’t be diagnosed or treated with Western medicine and those that developed severe side effects from Western medicine, she took the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine mixed animal course and became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2005. She is also a certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist and practices tui-na (Chinese massage and physical therapy) and food therapy and is now an instructor at the Chi Institute-the first of it’s kind outside of China. She became certified in veterinary spinal manipulation therapy at The Healing Oasis Wellness Center in May 2014, and is a member of the College of Animal Chiropractors. Dr. Jody completed the Pitcairn Institute for Veterinary Homeopathy course in 2016 and published papers on homeopathic cases in both the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal and the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy Journal. She is excited every day to help animals heal and stay healthy. She works with many animals – horses, dogs, cats, goats, birds, sheep, cows, rodents, reptiles, rabbits and more.
Dr. Bearman spent 2 years on the Big Island of Hawaii practicing Chinese and western medicine, homeopathy and T-Touch with large and small animals alike. She learned applied kinesiology (muscle testing) on her return to the mainland, and is happy to be back in Madison with her family including dogs Howie and Linus, cats Jimmie and Theo, horse Buddy, and many fish.