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Leilani Alvarez, DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVCHM is an independent veterinary consultant for The Honest Kitchen. She is an integrative veterinarian, utilizing both conventional and holistic modalities and is employed at the renowned Animal Medical Center* in New York City. Dr Alvarez’ work with The Honest Kitchen includes contributing content for educational materials and assisting with vet communications.
Dr. Alvarez is the director of The Tina Santi Flaherty Rehabilitation & Fitness Service at NYC’s Animal Medical Center. She practices Integrative Medicine, which includes therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy and physical rehabilitation, which help to increase the overall health of a patient and can often increase the success of conventional treatments.
Dr. Alvarez worked for many years as an emergency and critical care veterinarian prior to her practice in complementary and alternative medicine. She developed an Integrative Medicine service at a referral and specialty hospital in Westchester, NY prior to arriving at The Animal Medical Center. She was featured in Westchester Magazine's Top Vets of 2011 and was also chosen for Top Vets of 2012. Dr. Alvarez was also featured in a March 2009 article in US News and World Report, “Animals Respond to Acupuncture’s Healing Touch.” She has also been featured on radio talk shows, New York Magazine, Prevention Magazine, and has been interviewed by ABC, CNN and other news agencies regarding her work in integrative medicine. In addition, Dr. Alvarez completed training in Chinese herbal medicine and is one of very few veterinarians certified in this emerging field.
*The views, advice and opinions expressed by Dr. Leilani Alvarez in regard to The Honest Kitchen’s products are her own, and may not be representative of the views and opinions of her employer, The Animal Medical Center or any other affiliated party.