VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Alternative Medicine

Associate Editor

Richard Palmquist

Richard Palmquist

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) Chinese Herbs
  • International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 1983

Current Professional Activities

  • Centinela Animal Hospital, Inc., Inglewood, California, Director of Integrative Health Services
  • American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, Past President, Council of Elders
  • American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation, Past President, Research Committee chair, Grant Committee member
  • Registry for Alternative and Integrative Veterinary Education (RAIVE), Homotoxicology, Chinese herbal therapy consultant
  • World Association of Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Board of Directors
  • College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies faculty in Bioregulatory Medicine
  • Western University of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Integrative veterinary medicine preceptor for fourth year elective professional students
  • Teaching and publishing in the field of Homotoxicology, Bioregulatory Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine and modified Hospice
  • American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine, organizing committee

Past Professional Activities

  • Co-author: Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice, 2008, Wiley-Blackwell Press
  • Independent Veterinary Alliance, co-founder and board member
  • SCVMA, President and Program Chair Westside-Northbay Chapter
  • CVMA member
  • CHVMA (California Holistic Veterinary Medical Assocation)
  • AVMA member
  • VBMA member

Marital Status

  • Married and still madly in love with my vet school classmate.

Children and Pets

  • Three children
  • One grandchild
  • Two dogs, three cats, two birds, one rabbit, and a collective of hummingbirds


  • Hiking, scuba diving and anything involving water

Favorite Quote

Seek Truth and healing follows. Anything that accomplishes healing is medicine and to this there is no alternative.

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