POSTED: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 5:00am
UPDATED: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 5:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — Richard Palmquist, DVM, is a renowned integrative veterinarian and will be speaking on hospice care for animals, biological therapy and quality of life at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Palmquist will be the featured speaker at the Dean’s Grand Rounds on Wednesday, February 29 from 8 am - 9am. and at a presentation at noon. Both talks will be in the room 1205 on the first floor of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine located on the corner of Skip Bertman Drive and River Road. These presentations are free and open to the public.
“More and more pet owners are asking for services focusing on health and well-being for their pets such as nutritional advice, exercise plans, and therapies such as massage and acupuncture,” said Rebecca McConnico, DVM (LSU SVM 1987), PhD, DACVIM, associate professor of veterinary medicine and certified veterinary acupuncturist. “Integrating these types of services into the base curriculum for veterinary students and into the teaching hospital for patients is a win-win situation as positive results are being reported by those who are willing to be open-minded in their view of health and disease. Bringing in internationally and nationally known speakers, such as Dr. Richard Palmquist, highlights the importance of LSU’s commitment to providing a solid and balanced professional medical training program for its students.”
Dr. Palmquist’s presentation for Dean’s Grand Rounds is entitled, “Modified Hospice for Canine Cutaneous Hemangiosarcoma: Balancing Biological Responses and Quality of Life.” His noon talk is, “Modified Hospice: Use of Biological Therapy in Incurable Cases.”
Dr. Palmquist was born in Greeley, CO, and graduated from Colorado State University in 1983. He is Chief of Integrative Health Services at Centinela Animal Hospital in Inglewood, CA, an American Animal Hospital Association accredited practice serving over 16,000 active patients. Dr. Palmquist is the past President and Research Chair of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and an international speaker in integrative veterinary medicine, especially homotoxicology, therapeutic nutrition, and modified hospice. He is a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) and co-director of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
Foundation, which promotes scientific research of integrative medical modalities. Dr. Palmquist is a member of the faculty at Western University of Sciences Veterinary School where he oversees the fourth year elective preceptorship in integrative medicine. He is also on the faculty at the College of Integrative Veterinary Medicine in Australia.
Dr. Palmquist has published two books, one a textbook for conventional veterinarians and a second book for clients discussing how integrative thinking works; they are entitled Releasing Your Pet's Hidden Health Potential, and Integrating Complimentary Medicine Into Veterinary Practice. He has consulted with ABC and CBS news.
Dr. Palmquist’s visit is made possible thanks to the generosity of Donald and Sue Crow, of Shreveport, La. In 2011, the Crows made a generous gift to the LSU SVM to support the development of an integrative veterinary medicine program that will be incorporated into both the classroom and clinical phases of DVM students’ curricula. Faculty, staff and students are being trained in integrative techniques that will benefit patients in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital as well as the broader animal care community. Additionally, a monthly speakers’ series is planned, with the presentations next week by Dr. Palmquist serving as the series kick off.