Dr. Margo Roman, DVM
72 West Main St.
Margo Roman, D.V.M. graduated from Tuskegee Institute of Alabama in 1978. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Florida. She was a student of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Course in 1976. Dr. Roman did her Externship in 1976 at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Her internship from 1978 to 1979 was at Angell Memorial in Boston, MA.
Dr. Roman attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate where she did research in the tobacco mosaic virus and worked for the Veterinary Extension Service making audiovisuals to educate the public and veterinarians about medical conditions in animals. She also spent time at Stanford University with animal care for the Cardiac Transplant Dogs in Dr. Shumway’s lab. At Stanford she participated in some of the first mind body research on biofeedback. She did a fellowship in 1977 at Harvard’s New England Regional Primate Research Center in Southboro, MA.
Dr. Roman served on the faculty of Tufts University teaching Anatomy and Physiology as well as some acupuncture from 1979-1986. Early in her career she was a practitioner at Brookline Animal Hospital, Belmont Animal Hospital, Millis Animal Hospital and Bellingham Animal Hospital, as well as Walpole Emergency Clinic. She was the consulting veterinarian in an IACUC for Creative Biomolecule in Hopkinton Massachusetts studying Osteogenic proteins. Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton (MASH), Dr. Roman’s own animal clinic was founded in 1983. M.A.S.H. originated as a mobile clinic and now is a full service holistic veterinary practice. In 2002 she opened the first Holistic Health center for animals offering Chiropractic, Cranial Sacral, Physical Therapy, Massage and Reiki, in the lower level, and in the main clinic Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Herbs, Surgery, Dentistry, Chiropractic and Conventional Medicine in an integrative approach.
As of 2013, she is now including Ozone therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation, Laser therapy, Prolozone, Lumalight therapy, Pulse Electromagnetic therapy PEMF and other modalities in her practice.
Dr. Roman has spent years of study at the Renaissance Institute of Classical Homeopathy, formally the New School of Homeopathy with Dr. Luc DeSchepper. She is a member of the first accredited class of the Institute. She has also attended Dr. Pitcairn’s advanced homeopathy courses for the several years. Dr. Roman also took classes at The Teleosis School at Mass College of Pharmacy. She has been in coursework at Tufts Veterinary School, in Acupuncture, Advanced Herbal Medicine and Veterinary Chiropractic.
Integrative Health Pet Expo www.ihpe.info , Dr Roman organized and raised funds for both the Center for Integrative Veterinary Care, Dr.DoMore Project www.drdomore.org and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association www.ahvma.org, both non-profits. The first integrative conference for both the veterinarian and public. This four track conference highlighted modalities and products concerning the new gold standard of Integrative Veterinary Medicine. She Lectured on Ozone Therapy: The Therapeutic Needs of Oxygen in Healthcare.
New Text Book Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice by Bob Goldstein. Dr Roman is a participating author. published 2009
National Center for Homeopathy NCH conference 2008. The Dr. DoMore poster presentation and film.
Western States Conference 2008 had Dr. DoMore screened.
North American Veterinary Conference 2008. Lecture – Ozone Therapy: Beyond Oxygen the most valuable adjunct to veterinary care. Dr. DoMore Screened.
The 2006 Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy in Monterey California presented Dr. DoMore
The 2006 American Holistic Veterinary Conference in Louisville. She lectured on Raising Holistic Pups: How can we bring a healthier pup into this world? and presented Dr. DoMore
The 2006 International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Congress presented Dr.DoMore
She traveled with the Chi Institute Conference in China with the documentary preview May 2006. She also lectured at the Beijing TCVM conference on Ozone Therapy.
At the Nippon Veterinary and Animal Science University Tokyo Japan May2006 lectured on Holistic Veterinary Medicine in the United States.
The Wild West Veterinary Conference 2005 She lectured on Designing a Green and Balanced Holistic Veterinary Clinic, Raising Holistic Pups: How can we bring a healthier pup into this world? , Ozone Therapy: The Benefits of Extra Oxygen to help the body heal, The Elusive Dog and Cat Ear Problem: Alternative Therapies that make a difference, Irritable Bowel: Solving it naturally; Who Needs Drugs?
Western Herbs that can integrate into a conventional veterinary
During the 2004 AVMA in Denver,Co convention she lectured on ” The Introduction to Veterinary Homeopathy” and” The Design and Building of a Green and Balanced Veterinary Clinic.”
In 2002 she lectured at the AVMA in Nashville on “Rear End Lameness in the Dog using Acupuncture and Homeopathy.” She was involved with the 2003 AVMA in Denver in the Acupuncture section. She presented at the 2003 AHVMA in North Carolina ” How to design and build a Balanced and Green Veterinary Clinic.”
In 2001 Tufts Expo post 9/11 presented “Ask the Expert on Preparedness for Animal Bioterrorism.” (Dr Roman was in Washington DC 4 days after Sept 11 speaking to members of Congress and the Senate on Bioterrorism and Preparedness with WAND Women Actions for New Direction and WiLL Women Legislative Lobby . She had also been to Washington DC in 1999 discussing the same topics.
She wrote a Chapter in Small Animal Ear Diseases by Lou Gotthelf, 2000.
She attended the International Veterinary Vaccine and Diagnostics Conference at Oxford University in England as well as the Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting hosted by the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in Lucerne, Switzerland in 2000.
Dr. Roman is a member of the AVMA, MVMA (Animal Welfare Committee) AVH, IVAS, AVAR, NCH, WAND, Women’s Action for New Direction, AHVMA (board member for 6 years) and Peace Abbey (board member) and the Hopkinton Democratic Town committee and Sustainable Green committee.. She has been actively trying to bring attention to Bovine Leukemia Virus and its connection to human and animal cancer. Working with the Peace Abbey on the Stonewalk Project with the Unknown Civilians Killed in War monument (see www.stonewalk.org) and September 11 Families for a Peaceful Tomorrows. She was in Japan to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. As a veterinarian, she walked also to honor defenseless animals killed in war.
To empower the consumer to ask for integrative veterinary medicine she has facilitated the development of the Dr. DoMore Project. With documentary filmmaker Simone Hnilicka they have traveled the world filming veterinarians and other health professionals on topics in medicine and healing. With over 850 hours of footage they have produced 2 editions of the Dr.DoMore preview. The first version has gotten of 3,000,000 hits in the first 2 years. There hope is to raise the funds to do a series of documentaries of 12 or more topics about integrative Veterinary medicine. They established the nonprofit Center for Integrative Veterinary Health Care, This 501c (3) hopes to bring educational programs to the public and the veterinary profession . www.DrDoMore.com.
Please check out the website for the Integrative Health Pet Expo and see the event we had for 2009 www.ihpe.info
She believes strongly that Nutrition and Preventative medicine are the cornerstones of a good practice. That there is a serious flaw in our food chain that allows pesticides, herbicides and cancerous animals to be consumed by both humans and animals. Major policy changes need to occur in the USDA and in the Dept. of Agriculture so as improve the total health of the crops, farm animals and the return of the family farms where there is a respect for the animal. Our foods need to be “health foods” not just substances that satisfy our hunger but products that keep us healthy. Many modalities of treatment are incorporated into her practice including Classical Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Immune Support, Surgery, and Diagnostics.
The Emily Project has been started to bring attention to the increasing amount of cancer in animals and humans. Bovine Leukemia Virus is a transmissible virus between cows and spread to calves through milk, blood, body fluids and insect vectors. It is found in 89% US Dairy Cattle. Bovine Leukemia has been found in human serum and suspect in human breast tissue in women and in women’s breast milk.
Margo Roman and her Husband Jeffrey were married in 1979 and have three children: Shira, Noah, Dalia and two standard poodles Geneva , Lilihana, a cockatoo named Saffron and her cat Trapper. They share their green solar home that they built in 1981 way before it was the trend.