Dr. Pitcairn Bio

Biography for Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M., Ph.D.

1941— Born in Los Angeles, California.

1965— Graduated from veterinary school at the University of California, Davis.

1965—1966— Mixed practice in Rialto, California.

1966—1967— Instructor in large animal medicine, Washington State University.

1966—1971— Full-time graduate school. Major = Veterinary microbiology; minor = Biochemistry. Taught laboratory virology.

1972— Ph.D. in veterinary microbiology and immunology from Washington State University. Thesis research on cellular foreign histocompatibility antigen recognition. While at WSU, was an assistant professor on the veterinary school faculty; taught public health and epizootiology to 4th year veterinary students; participated in research projects using tissue culture, virus isolation and assay, and electron microscopy.

1973—1978— Positions in small animal practice–Eugene, Oregon and Indio, California; relief work in Oregon and California.

1978—1984— Worked as staff veterinarian at the Monterey County SPCA.

1978—1985— Private practice in Santa Cruz, California, emphasizing homeopathy, herbs and nutrition as treatment modalities.

1978—1987— Wrote monthly column, “Your Healthy Pet,” for Prevention Magazine. Circulation: 2 million.

1981— Wrote, with Susan Pitcairn, first edition of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats (Rodale Press). Sales exceeded 230,000.

1985—1986— President of the Board, the International Foundation for Homeopathy.

1985— Santa Cruz Workshop; Basic principles of homeopathy.

1985—1996— President, Animal Natural Health Center, Inc., a private practice and teaching clinic in Eugene, Oregon, with emphasis on homeopathy and nutrition as treatment modalities.

1986— Death Valley Workshop; Integrating homeopathy into clinical practice.

1987— Monterey Workshop; Remedy pictures of dogs and cats.

1988— Eugene Workshop; Obstacles to mastering homeopathy.

1989— Grand Canyon Workshop; Introductory and advanced homeopathy.

1989—1996— Conducted in-depth, 2-year internship programs for veterinarians at the Animal Natural Health Center.

1990— Texas Workshop; Cancer, kidney disease, stomach disorders.

1990— Maine Workshop; Philosophical differences between homeopathy and other forms of treatment.

1990— Created and marketed computer software version of Boger’s General Analysis, a tool for homeopathic prescribing.

1992— Santa Fe Workshop; Study of materia medica & Advanced prescribing.

1992— Initiated a 130 hr. post-graduate certification training program in clinical homeopathy for licensed veterinarians. About 300 veterinarians have been trained through this course by year 2000.

1995— Wrote, with Susan Pitcairn, second edition of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats (Rodale Press). Accumulated sales have exceeded 350,000. Has been translated into four languages.

1996— Featured Lecturer at the Annual Conference of the Society of Homeopaths, England.

1996— Founding member of The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.

1996—1998— President of The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.

1998—2000— Advisor to the Certification Committee of The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.

1998— Began an Advanced Training Course in Veterinary Homeopathy for veterinarians who have already taken the Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy.

1999— Speaker at the Annual Conference for The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, Virginia.

2000— First Annual Seminar for Advanced Homeopathic Practitioners, Denver, Colorado. Speaker at the Annual Conference for The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, Monterey, California.

2001— Second Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic Practitioners, Saguarro Ranch, Phoenix, Arizona. Speaker at the Annual Conference for The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2002— Advanced Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, held in Guelph, Ontario; Tiburon, California & Clearwater, Florida. Third Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic practitioners. Tenth Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy. Speaker at the Annual Conference for The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, Park City, Utah.

2003— Eleventh Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Boulder, Colorado. Fourth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic practitioners, Saguarro Ranch, Arizona.

2004— Twelfth Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, San Diego and Pasadena, California.

2004– Fifth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic practitioners. Advanced Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Park City, Utah. Fifth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic practitioners in Kauai, Hawaii.

2005— Wrote the third edition of Natural Health for Dogs and Cats (Rodale Press). Accumulated sales have exceeded 400,000.

2006— Thirteenth Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Eugene, Oregon; Monterey, California and Saguaro Lake Ranch, Arizona.

2006– Sixth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic practitioners, Saguaro Lake, Arizona.

2006– Speaker and workshop presentation at the National Center For Homeopathy Annual Conference.

2007— Seventh Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic practitioners, Sedona, Arizona.

2007– Speaker at the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference — on nutrition and use of homeopathic medicine for animals.

2007–2008– Advanced Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Eugene, Oregon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sedona, Arizona, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2008–2009– Fourteenth Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Sedona, Arizona.

2009– Eighth Annual Meeting for Advanced Homeopathic Practioners, Saguaro Lake, Arizona.

2010– Speaker at the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy Annual Conference and LIGA meeting, Redondo Beach, California.

2010–2011– Fifteenth Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, Concord, New Hampshire and Orlando, Florida.

2011– Speaker at the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy Annual Conference meeting, May 5-8, Bethesda, Maryland.

Speaker at the American Holistic Medical Association Annual Conference, August 27-30, San Diego, California — on simplifying homeopathic practice and the relation of homeopathy to quantum physics (2 lectures).

Various Dates—Has written articles for professional organizations, or been interviewed for journals including: The American Homeopath, The American Holistic Veterinary Association, the International Foundation for Homeopathy, the National Center for Homeopathy, and The International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy.

—Has presented veterinary homeopathy to government and professional panels – the California Veterinary Medical Association, and the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.

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