First-Ever Opportunity for Pet Owners to Interact with and Learn from Leading Providers and Practitioners of Integrative Health Care Products and Services

Fitchburg, MA (June 1, 2009) – Are you in search of more natural ways to care for your pets?  Have you ever wondered if your animal companions could benefit from integrative approaches such as acupuncture, homeopathy and nutrition?

The Integrative Health Pet Expo (IHPE) is a two day health and wellness festival that will provide answers to these questions by offering a unique opportunity for animal caretakers to explore integrative products and services and attend lectures given by leading veterinarians in integrative medicine.

Keynote speakers Jean Dodds, DVM and Marty Goldstein, DVM are scheduled to present.

Dr. Dodds is President of Hemopet/Pet Life-Line, a non-profit greyhound rescue/blood donor/adoption facility servicing North American veterinary clinics.  She teaches animal health care professionals and pet owners about hematology and blood banking, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition and holistic medicine.

Dr. Marty Goldstein and his staff of veterinarians practice at Smith Ridge Veterinary Center – a state-of-the-art facility located in South Salem, New York.  The practice specializes in the use of integrative medicine and complementary modalities for maintaining animal wellness and treating chronic and degenerative illnesses, especially cancer.

The IHPE will take place on Thursday, September 10th from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Friday, September 11th from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriot located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.  Tickets are available for one day ($50.00) or both days ($75.00) of the event and include access to all of the lectures and the exhibit hall.  Discounts are available for groups of ten or more, students and those wishing to attend only the exhibit hall or the keynote lectures.  Please visit for details and to purchase tickets.

About the Integrative Health Pet Expo
The Integrative Health Pet Expo (IHPE) is committed to creating an educational forum in which pet owners can interact with leading providers and practitioners of integrative healthcare to learn about alternative and complementary approaches to caring for their companion animals.

The 2009 IHPE is sponsored by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, The Dr. DoMore Project,, M.A.S.H. – Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton, Especially for Pets, Spirit of and Rx Vitamins for Pets.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, the Center for Integrative Veterinary Care and the Dr. DoMore documentary film project – non-profit organizations that support student scholarships, research and education to improve integrative healthcare for animals.

Visit the Integrative Health Pet Expo online at to purchase tickets to the event and/or to inquire about sponsorship and advertising opportunities.