VIN Consultants and Editors

Focus: Alternative Medicine

Associate Editor

Nancy Scanlan

Nancy Scanlan


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, 1970
  • Master of Science, GGU, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, University of California-Davis, 1968

Current Professional Activities

  • Executive Director, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation
  • Editorial Committee, Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member of organizing committee of ACVBM

Past Professional Activities

  • Past president and past executive director, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
  • Past president, Veterinary Botanical Medical Association
  • Author, Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, 2011, Wiley
  • Holistic veterinarian in an otherwise conventional 7-veterinarian practice 1993–2009

Marital Status

  • Married since 1990


  • 1 Doberman
  • By adoption:
    • deer
    • squirrels
    • and rabbits that hang out at our place


  • Hiking, biking, camping, downhill skiing, travel

Favorite Quote

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

What I Like Most About VIN

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