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Success at the New England Pet Expo

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Dr. Margo Roman

The New England Pet Expo that was in Wilmington, MA brought out almost 10,000 people and pets. I saw everything from huge mastiffs to people with parrots on their shoulders. At this expo there were many entertaining demos and wonderful animal groups. It was great to see so many animal lovers who were out this past Saturday September 24, 2011.

Our non-profit organization called the Center for Integrative Veterinary Care (CIVC) had a booth to highlight our Dr.DoMore documentary preview and the Dr.ShowMore Calendar. The 2011 Dr.ShowMore Calendar has been shown at about twenty different veterinary conferences and expos. By now that door – opening calendar has also been taken to eight different conferences and expos for humans. It has been to the Sundance Film Festival 2011.

The Dr.ShowMore Calendar has even gone to Thailand where it opened up many eyes, and even the doors of the veterinary

Sujita the Royal Cat

schools in Thailand. As well as the continuing education of the Thai Veterinarians. It even gave me the opportunity to treat Sujita the Cat owned by The Royal Family of Thailand, and the Princess. It was such a honor to be able to try to help the Royal cat of Thailand with acupuncture and homeopathy.

At our booth, we had the last copies of the Dr.ShowMore Calendar. Originally 5,000 were made, and we only have about 100 copies left. Someday they could be collector’s items. We still have some left for those lucky few who want them. The information in them is so worth the $10.00 cost, which is all donated to our non-profit.

Simone Hnilicka and Ludvig her dog

Information like : homeopathic remedies for emergencies, acupuncture points for common ailments, and useful herbs to give your pets. There are book resources and website lists to give readers many more options. The smiles that we got from people viewing the calendar are contagious.To laugh and have fun reading topics that can help you, your family and your pets is so valuable.

As Integrative Medicine becomes mainstream healthcare, both people and animals will benefit and healthcare costs will go down. To empower people to prevent disease and keep their bodies healthy with nutrition and healthful preventative care, will save lives and save healthcare.

Dr. DoMore Gets Press from Patch

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

We made the papers! Well, a blog actually. Dr. Romans’ Dr. DoMore nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for integrative medicine for animals has gotten some press recently.

Over at Studio City Patch the blogger tells a story about her dog and then mentions: “At the end of the session, after Heidi had cheerfully removed most of her acupuncture needles with a good shake – luckily, not until the treatment was done – Dr. Parks presented me with something I didn’t expect: The 2011 Dr. ShowMore Calendar.”

And then she goes on to describe it. “On the cover and inside, were a bunch of naked people. Well, at least one may assume that they were naked, although their private parts were discreetly covered with feathers or fur, tails or scales in the form of live animals of all varieties.

These were not costumes, but unique visual pairings of humans and animals. A chicken’s brown feathers seem to form the bodice of a dress. A horse nibbles at a basket of herbs a woman holds over her breasts. A tall, dark and handsome standard poodle keeps one human subject decent.  And you should see where this one guy positions his ferret.

These are not mere exhibitionists, but an international group of veterinarians who were inspired by the 2003 movie Calendar Girls, based on the story of a group of decidedly non-glamorous Yorkshire women who posed for a nude calendar to raise money for charity.  Their first calendar is designed to introduce the general public and other vets to integrative medicine for animals, as well as to raise money for a documentary film project.

Besides having an obvious meaning, the Dr. ShowMore Calendar is a play on words for the veterinarians involved. The calendar is produced by the Center for Integrative Veterinary Care, which also plans to produce a documentary on the subject called Dr. DoMore  (that is, do more, not Doolittle).  The vets included in the group, and the calendar, practice such alternative modalities as acupuncture, chiropractic care or other holistic techniques along with traditional Western medicine.”

“We thought about first aid kits and websites and other educational stuff,” says Dr. Margo Roman, who practices in Hopkinton, MA and was among those spearheading the project.  “[But] we wanted something to capture people’s imagination a little bit, so they’d want to know what’s on the next page and make it sort of exciting.”

Apparently, it has been – of the 5,000 calendars produced for 2011, the organizers have only about 100 left.  The doctors chose their own treatment modality, animal, and used “their own idea of how to obscure themselves,” says Dr. Roman, who adds that she was “laughing hysterically” during her own revealing shoot, practicing acupuncture on a black standard poodle, the same breed as her own two dogs.

Next year’s calendar is already in the works – it includes an Israeli vet who is giving a remedy to a camel and well-known vet Michael W. Fox as the centerfold. Next year the docs hope to have a downloadable version available online.

Dr. Roman is from Hopkinton, Mass. near Boston and says she loves reading her local Patch.

People in Studio City are certifiably nuts about their pets – it seems that there are almost as many doggie day care establishments here as sushi restaurants (note to self: consider opening a dog-friendly sushi bar on Ventura).  Many of you are probably already using an integrative approach to animal care, and Heidi and I are not even going to begin to argue with you on what constitutes proper medical care, feeding or career choice for your dog/cat/parakeet.

But you can learn a lot by watching a 34-minute sample documentary here. And, whether or not you become a convert to integrative medicine for your pet, you’ve got to be impressed by the fact that, after giving a lecture earlier this year to faculty members of the Chulalongkorn University School of Veterinary Medicine in Thailand, Dr. Roman received an invitation to perform acupuncture and homeopathy on a princess’s cat in Bangkok.”

Dr. Margo Roman Treats Thailand’s Royal Cat

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

The Royal Princess's cat, Suitja

This story has such a wonderful back story… In Jan 2011 I had taken our beautiful Dr.ShowMore calendar to the NAVC, which is one of the largest veterinary conference in the world. At the North American Veterinary Conference the calendar was a real hit when all 500 copies were sold. I was so pleased that they were all taken up and appreciated by so many more vets and others in the animal care-taking world.

Well, one of the veterinarians was Dr. Rosama Pusoonthornthu and she works on the faculty at the Veterinary school in Thailand. By coincidence my youngest daughter was in Thailand teaching as well. These connections led to my trip being planned, and so then Dr. Pusoonthornthu invited me to speak at the University. In Thailand I lectured on Feb 28 to the faculty of the Chulalongkorn University School of Veterinary Medicine on Integrative Veterinary Medicine in the US and on Ozone therapy. This was a wonderful way to demonstrate how Integrative Medicine is a global happening. The desire to have comprehensive health is something we have in common, which can be part of all health plans that can save lives and money.

It was so exciting to get an opportunity to bring this information to the school so I brought the Dr.ShowMore Calendar as my hand out. As I started to present my lecture I passed the Dr.ShowMore Calendar to all the attendees. They all began viewing the pages. Because the photos of the calendar are discreet, clever, artistic, educational and like the Calendar Girl Movie done Au Natural, all eyes widened with interest. As they carefully flipped through the months, raised eyebrows began to turn into joyous laughter. I laughed with them and enjoyed this moment when no language barrier existed. With a smile on everyone’s face I proceeded to present my lectures which were well received and wonderful questions were asked.

The Dean of the Veterinary School and the President of the Thai Veterinary Medical Association made an announcement after my lectures that the school will now be trying to see about getting a course together. Information on Integrative Veterinary Medicine may become available to the students as well as to Continuing Education for vets in a series of lectures. The positive energies of including acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, whole food nutrition, herbs, ozone therapy and other Integrative topics would be a great way to bring better health for pets in Thailand.

The most beloved piece of the story is they even had me treat the Royal Princess’s cat, Suitja with both acupuncture and homeopathy. The Royal Family in Thailand Is held in such high regard, that it truly was an honor. Poor Suija had fallen out of a tree and had become paralyzed 18 months prior to my visit, and had been cared for at the Chulalongkorn University School of Veterinary Medicine. During the acupuncture treatment we got some significant movement of the legs. I felt really good about the trip because it was a success for Integrated Medicine, the Calendar, and the animals that I treated while I was there. They absolutely loved the Dr.ShowMore Calendar and are thinking of doing one from their University. They hope to get one of their doctors to model with an Elephant for the 2012 Dr.ShowMore calendar.
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