Meridian Veterinary Services - Acupuncture and Complementary Veterinary Medicine

About Dr. Sarah Quentin

Education in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine: Dr. Sarah Quentin is a veterinarian (D.V.M.) and certified veterinary acupuncturist (C.V.A.). She graduated from U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986, studying equine and small animal medicine and surgery, and opened her own practice in Fort Bragg, CA in 1988. In 1999-2000, she began her studies in veterinary acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and graduated from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in San Diego, CA. At that time she incorporated acupuncture for small animals and horses into her practice. In 2016 she completed the Advanced Equine Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine course at the Chi Institute in Florida. She continues to add to her knowledge with frequent continuing education courses through IVAS, the Chi Institute, and the American Holistic Veterinary Association.

Dr. Quentin and one of her
favorite patients, Red McMahon

In 2007 she sold her predominately western medical practice and began a mobile practice in order to devote herself to veterinary acupuncture, TCVM, and other complementary modalities. In 2009, she earned her certificate as a Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner (C.V.C.P.) using veterinary orthopedic manipulation (V.O.M.) with the activator method. Also in 2009 she became a Reiki level 2 practitioner. In 2010-2011, she studied Equine Craniosacral Therapy with Maureen Rogers, and completed ECS2 certification in 2011. In 2015 she completed the Evidence Based Acupuncture course through the Chi Institute. 

Dr. Quentin has a lifelong relationship with horses, and began riding at 5 years of age on the east coast. Hunter jumpers and showing quickly became a passion. Over the years she has enjoyed many disciplines available to horse lovers including jumping, western pleasure, trail riding, natural horsemanship, and dressage.

Sarah and her horse, Finn, at a natural horsemanship clinic.

She is a lifelong learner, and is always expanding her knowledge and tools available for the benefit of the horse by attending veterinary continuing education courses in both western and holistic medicine. In her spare time she enjoys riding, gardening, painting, cooking, kayaking, scuba diving, travelling, and spending time with friends (furry and otherwise) and family.

Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists (AAVA), the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association(AHVMA), the Americian Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), and the American Veterinary Medical Association(AVMA).

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