M. Raditic, DVM, CVA
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Integrative Medicine Service
Dr. Donna’s specialty and passion is the healing power of good
nutrition. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with honors and
distinction with a specialty in animal nutrition from Cornell
University. Her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine is also
from Cornell University.
She has Post
Graduate Education and Certification from Tuft’s University
Veterinary College in Chinese and Western Herbology. She
practices veterinary chiropractic care after completing the
program at Colorado State Veterinary College.
Dr. Donna is
certified in veterinary acupuncture and is a member of the
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, the American
Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association, and the American
Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists. She is currently doing
integrative medicine at the University of Tennessee Veterinary
Dr. Donna is
also finishing a veterinary specialist program in clinical
nutrition with the American College of Veterinary Nutritionists.
She does both referral nutrition consultations and integrative
medicine and can be reached at
or phone 865 755 8222.
Veterinary Integrative Medicine
is evaluating a patient using physical examination, medical
history, laboratory testing, imaging, or other tests to
determine the “Diagnosis”.
Holistic Medicine is
evaluating a patient in its entirety with consideration of
all past and present health issues to determine the “The Big
Integrative Medicine is the combination of
conventional and holistic medicine to determine a Diagnosis,
The Big Picture, or ideally Both.
Alternative Treatments Available
through the Integrative Medicine Service:
addresses your pet’s bones, muscles and soft tissue to
optimized mobility, performance, and health. I often like to
design home programs for owners.
sometimes used in conjunction with chiropractic care. It
stimulates the nerves and blood supply to the
musculoskeletal system. It can also be used for internal
Supplements have shown
many wonderful benefits for overall health and specific
disease. My goal is to provide a logical supplement plan
that uses safe products from known companies. This
economically sound practice uses products specifically
selected for your pet.
Herbal Therapies of
Western or Chinese origin are used as treatments for various
illnesses. These herbs can be safely and effectively used
in conjunction with conventional medicine programs or alone
to treat specific diseases.
Nutrition is important
in the health of any pet. It is so satisfying to watch your
dog or cat’s health improve with proper diet. Evaluate your
current diet with my seven questions to ask the manufacturer
of your pet’s diet.
When to consider integrative
medicine: The hallmark is chronic diseases.
chiropractic, supplements, herbals, diet
Chronic skin disease- supplements, diet,
Chronic gastrointestinal diseases- diet,
herbal therapies, chiropractic disease
Urology (renal and bladder diseases) -
diet, supplements, herbal therapies, acupuncture
Cardiac disease- herbal therapies
Respiratory Diseases- herbal therapies,
Immune mediated diseases-herbal
Cancer- supplements, herbal therapies,
All geriatrics can benefit from
medicine in the younger, healthy pet: Consideration is
Diets and supplements for my new puppy
Treating any early problems and expect
cures Vaccinations programs: puppy and kitten vaccination
What vaccinations does my pet need?
What is a vaccine titer and what does it
Flea, and tick program: what products
should I be using?
Special programs for special breeds
a Pet Food Company:
Do you have a Veterinary Nutritionist or
some equivalent on staff in your company? Are they
available for consultation or questions?
Who formulated your diets? What
are his/her credentials?
Which of your diet(s) is AAFCO Feed
Trial tested? Which diet(s) have been AAFCO Nutritional
What specific quality control measures
do you use to assure the consistency and quality of your
Where are your diets produced and
manufactured? Can this plant be visited?
Can you provide a complete product
nutrient analysis of your best selling canine and feline pet
food including digestibility values?
Can you give me the caloric content per
can or cup?
American Holistic Veterinary Medical
American Academy of Veterinary
Veterinary Acupuncture Society:
Veterinary Botanical Medicine