The Sunvet Team Heads to Tennessee!


Integrative vet Dr. Laurel Davis offers the blog of a holistic vet and “animal interpreter,” called Stories from a Holistic Vet. With a clinic in downtown Asheville, NC. Dr. Laurel also offers animal health, lifestyle and vaccination advice for dogs and cats and their human friends across the country.

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The Sunvet Team Heads to Tennessee! 


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Crystal & Dr. Laurel at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Partners Appreciation Conference



Did you know that veterinarians are required to attend 20 hours of continuing education every year?

This requirement ensures that the people responsible for caring for your animals always have working knowledge of the best techniques and latest technologies the veterinary world has to offer.


Last month, Dr. Laurel and Crystal hit the road to Knoxville to attend a conference offered by the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. The conference was offered to the university’s referral veterinarians, technicians, and staff, and it featured several speakers who lectured on an exciting range of topics. The conference’s Keynote Speaker was Mr. Kurt Oster, a titan in the fields of practice operations, human resources, and strategic planning.


Crystal and Dr. Laurel both cited Mr. Oster’s lectures as their favorite part of the conference, but embodying the true spirit of Sunvet, they made sure to take some time away from the classroom and find connection with nature and some animal friends. Actually, when I first asked them what their favorite parts of the day were, I got a vehement response in unison: “The geese!”  🙂


They learned about a broad range of topics, including important factors to reference in diagnosing renal disease in cats and reasons for physical therapy and rehabilitation in post-surgical patients.  In addition, they were also both very excited to learn about veterinary social work, a service offered by the University of Tennessee to their clients who have lost their beloved furry companions or who are struggling to help their animals through a difficult, chronic treatment or diagnosis. This service includes free grief services and bereavement groups, and is headed up by a lovely person whose sole focus is to help people navigate these difficult emotions.


Of all the valuable information Crystal and Dr. Laurel brought back to the clinic, this piece stuck out to our entire staff. The Sunvet team agrees this is a beautiful and important act of compassion, and we are so happy to know it exists in the world!



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Dr. Laurel Davis is a holistic Asheville vet offering phone and Skype consultations for animal lovers everywhere. Call 828-254-2221 or order an Ask Dr. Laurel™ phone or Skype session or bring your dog or cat to her downtown Asheville, NC clinicRead more patient stories.

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