(MERIDIAN) Broadview University is proud to announce an expert in holistic veterinary medicine will be leading its next Companion Animal Partners in Education (CAPE) seminar. CAPE seminars are free, one-hour classes designed to help anyone who wants to learn more about animals. They are led by Broadview University’s veterinary experts, Dr. Kara Owen, DVM, and Holly Morss, CVT. The next seminar on Wednesday, November 30, will feature Nampa veterinarian Dr. Shauna Ault.
Dr. Ault is the founder and owner of Aulternatives—a practice dedicated to providing alternative medicine to animals of all kinds. Dr. Ault works to improve the overall health of animals through the healing modalities of acupuncture, chiropractic, Chinese and Western herbs, optimal nutrition and energy medicine.
“When we started offering CAPE seminars a few months ago, our goal was to make sure the general public has plenty of opportunities to learn a variety of topics from a variety of local experts,” Dr. Owen said. “We are greatly honored Dr. Ault has accepted our invitation to lead our next class. It will help responsible pet owners learn about non-traditional medicine—the common missing piece in veterinary medicine.”
Dr. Ault graduated from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She practiced “conventional” veterinary medicine for several years, taking care of many different kinds of animals. In 1997, she began training in complementary therapies. She founded Aulternatives in 1999 and recognizes the important of conventional veterinary medicine in treating emergencies such as disease and trauma.
The next seminar will be the third offered at Broadview University. The most recent class, “8 Deadly Sins: What NOT to Feed Your Pet,” was held on Thursday, October 27. Participants learned what can happen when pets consume foods they are not supposed to eat. They also learned what foods they can eat.
“I’ve been feeding my cat tuna for a treat for a long time,” participant Carolyn Van Hees said with a smile. “I just found out that’s wrong. But, I don’t think he’ll be eating carrots anytime soon.”
CAPE seminars start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. Broadview University is located at 2750 E. Gala Court in Meridian. For more information or to RSVP call (208) 577-2900.