Veterinary Acupuncturist

Dr. Robyn Lantz:

I started volunteering at a veterinary clinic in Salem at the age of 11 and have worked as a kennel assistant, receptionist, veterinary assistant and research lab and field worker. I graduated in 2000 from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science and then in 2004 from Oregon State University of Veterinary Medicine. I worked at Keizer Vet Clinic from 6/2004 – 2/2008. I permanently moved to Corvallis and started working primarily at Eastgate Veterinary Clinic and Ark Animal Hospital in 2008. In 2013, I became Certified as a Veterinary Acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, which included attending classes, a two-day written and practical test on dogs, cats and horses, internship (in Salem) and a case study (which was done using acupuncture on a Doberman with allergies). I then earned my certification as a Veterinary Food Therapist and Veterinary Chinese Herbalist through the Chi Institute. I’ve done acupuncture on dogs, cats, rabbits and lizards and enjoy the TCVM side of exotic pet medicine. I’ve also done acupuncture and herbs for horses, and as much they respond amazingly to acupuncture and I respect horses and love riding trail horses, I’ve only worked on horses with an owner I trust. I ran Amllin Holistic Veterinary Care for about 5 years as a mobile veterinary acupuncture side business. Amllin is Collin’s and Amelia’s names combined, because that is about as creative as I get. It was a great opportunity, I enjoy the mobile veterinary side of things, especially when combined with acupuncture, but it’s nice to be able to just focus on my medicine, patients and family. I still enjoy going on housecalls for clients and their pets. I have previously volunteered with local veterinary associations, humane societies, Feral Cat Coalition, OSU VTH interview committee and several years ago even helped treat exotic pets on an episode of Animal Hoarders! I attended the annual AAVA (American Acupuncture Veterinary Association) conference last April and the annual AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association) a couple years ago.

I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities, reading books (if I ever get a chance), drinking any type of fermented product, I’m currently take karate classes with my kids, enjoy adventures with my family and spending time with my pets. I’ve been married to a very supportive husband (George) of 12 years who is a Project Engineer with Greenberry Industrial Construction and have two active children (Collin – 9; Amelia – 7). We currently have a Border Collie (Viva La Project), a Wire-hair Pointing Griffon (Gus), a Bearded Dragon (Drake Jr.), an Anole (Mr. Dr. Deathtrap) and a Ball Python (Dr. Cuddles) in a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home so that makes for some interesting times. It’s amazing that so many people have to poop at the same time during the day…..

 

  • TCVM Acupuncture Certified through IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society)

  • TCVM Herbal Therapy, and Food Therapy through The Chi Institute