Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy Testimonials

“I had been practicing various forms of holistic veterinary medicine for several years when I took the PIVH Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy. I had taken many classes and courses at various outlets including colleges and institutes. I found this course to be, by far, the most organized and useful professional level course I’ve taken after graduating from vet school.

Because the material is so different from conventional veterinary medicine, it is a real challenge to grasp. However, this course took me through logical, manageable steps to make sure I understood the principles of homeopathy and showed me how to implement these with a vast array of case examples. I will use the course materials as reference in years to come.

A valuable part of the course was the availability of mentoring support in an email forum. I was able to develop my basic skills with the help of some very wise and experienced practitioners. I also felt that I could reach out to the course instructors at any time for advice and this gave me the confidence to start using homeopathy in my practice right away.

The teaching faculty have thought of just about everything in this course. They spent a good amount of time discussing how to incorporate homeopathy into your business, from organizational issues to finances. They held the sessions in a wonderful venue and created a warm, family-like atmosphere for all attendees.

This was a class-A professional educational experience. It’s definitely impressed me and changed my life forever!”

– Tabitha Thompson, DVM

Further Recent Graduates Experience

I have been practicing veterinary medicine for over 15 years. After taking the PIVH Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy, I feel like a complete veterinarian. I am now equipped to cure my veterinary patients wherever possible instead of suppressing their symptoms or just providing palliative care.

In my humble opinion, Dr. Richard Pitcairn is a pioneer. There is nothing out there that even remotely matches the quality and content of course offered by PIVH for comprehensiveness and organization. It was my honor to meet him and to be taught by him and the great team he put together. All the teachers and mentors associated with the program were supremely knowledgeable and each of them shared their unique insight into veterinary homeopathy. Also, I believe the New World Veterinary Repertory Dr. Pitcairn co-authored with Wendy Jensen is a boon to practicing veterinary homeopaths as it makes their lives so much easier. I find the ongoing mentor support after graduating from the program particularly valuable because it gives me confidence to accept challenging cases.

Last but not the least, the beauty of learning homeopathy is that I am able to use the knowledge to take care of my family members without needing to use suppressive medications.

– Vani Guttikonda, DVM

“As a Latin American veterinarian, this program has been great experience. All the teachers were willing to share their knowledge and experience, and help at any time with my questions and concerns. I truly appreciate the kindness of the faculty members and mentors in this wonderful learning process.

My experience with homeopathy before the PIVH Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy was limited. After finishing the course and now understanding the laws of cure and principles of homeopathy, I feel confident treating my patients with much more success – and without harmful drugs. This is a start of a whole new practice for me. Thank you PIVH!”

– Rosy Ramírez, DVM

The Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy was a transformational educational experience. I have been a practicing clinician for over fifteen years, and my search for a better way to practice led me to this course and the Pitcairn Institute. The class blended theory, extensive clinical examples, problem-based learning and help with our own forays into veterinary homeopathy. Each instructor brought their own area of expertise, and all were engaging lecturers and very accessible for questions and help outside the classroom. The organization of the course was superb, and as students we were held to a high standard of excellence. The support has continued after the course, and we have joined a community of caring doctors who mentor us in our practice. This support includes advice in running a successful homeopathic practice.

I am grateful beyond words for finding this approach to medicine and embarking on the next stage of my veterinary career.

– Laura Weis, DVM

“I wish I had taken this course years ago! Homeopathy has completely changed the way I view both veterinary and human medicine. Doctors Pitcairn, Stieg, Melling and the other teaching faculty and mentors involved with the course, are fantastic. I highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to take a fresh look at veterinary medicine.”

– Elisa Katz, DVM, CVA, CVCH, CCRT

I am very grateful for the opportunity to have been so passionately catapulted into a paradigm of knowledge and experience that was tangible, well documented and taught in a way that the body of information became real and alive to me. Compartmentalization melted away into the integrated historical view of Classical Homeopathy, its beginnings, its evolution and rebirth with Dr. Richard Pitcairn presenting complex concepts in such a way that learning became a joy. The cadre of professors and assistants who greatly complemented Dr. Pitcairn all contributed vastly to my experience in rapid learning and application of material that I did not think possible to comprehend.

This would not have been possible had it not been for the tireless and brilliant work of Dr. Sarah Stieg who orchestrated the course, constantly encouraging the individual uniqueness of each attendee as well as supporting the talents and needs of her teaching colleagues.

– Mary Ann Skillman, R.N., B.S.N.

“The PIVH Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy has changed my life and the way I view veterinary medicine for the better. As a scholarship recipient I am forever indebted to the opportunity that was afforded to me. I took this course as a senior veterinary student and was treated like a colleague from the beginning.

The course has transformed me from an average veterinarian to an exceptional one. It has not only helped in my professional career but also in my personal life. Homeopathy saved my baby’s life when I was told nothing could be done and I should just inform my doctor when I miscarry. Words cannot describe what this course has done for me and I recommend it to anybody wanting and needing more in their veterinary practice.”

– Sharon Wetherspoon-Sales, DVM

What Previous Graduates Would Like To Share . . .

“I studied and ‘practiced’ on my own for hundreds of hours before taking the course. I learned more and became more effective in my prescribing after one session than ever before. It is invaluable and learning from Dr. Pitcairn’s experience is even more invaluable. I listen to the tapes of the course over and over, and always take away something new.”

– Jeff Feinman, VMD

“This course is exceptionally well-organized and taught. I cannot imagine calling myself a holistic practitioner without knowing homeopathy. It is the ultimate in understanding health, disease and healing.”

– Fayette Witherell, DVM

“It was spiritually uplifting for me and transformational – I am forever changed by it…the most important course of my professional life.”

– Henry Kostecki, DVM

“Richard is a true teacher. He not only makes the most complex simple, but teaches true thought processes for homeopathy.”

– Catherine Homrig, DVM

“Dr. Pitcairn’s course opened up a whole new world to me. I now look at all my casese in a new light, regarding the animal as a whole… I recommend this course for veterinarians at any point in their career. It will broaden your horizons and refresh the mind.”

– D’ara Klein, DVM

“A powerful teacher, a powerful medicine, a powerful course. Best postgraduate course I’ve seen.”

– John Koontz, DVM

“This is what veterinary medicine is really about. This is why many of us chose this profession in the first place.”

– Tsin Yen Ling, DVM

“I came to this course not knowing what to expect from either the course or homeopathy, only knowing I felt a deep lack of fulfillment in medical practice. I felt like a technician, not a healer. I am absolutely overwhelmed at the possibilities homeopathy has opened up for me in terms of fulfillment as a healer and of healing as an art. Also, Richard is a rare and gifted teacher and I deeply appreciate his sharing his life’s work with us, his leadership and inspiration .”

– Rebecca Coleman, DVM

“This course has been a milestone in my career. A lot of undefined uneasiness found answers here and now I know more where to look for the kinds of questions I have, and also, that those uneasy feelings are justified. Thank you so much for doing everything you do and for being who you are. I love your principles and the fact that you emphasize ethics in homeopathy.”

– Nathalie Lapierre, DVM

“Best post-doctoral training I have ever had.”

– Bill McGehee, DVM

“Outstanding! Cleared up a lot of questions I had, especially with respect to case evaluation and progression. Thanks!”

– Betsy Harrison, DVM

It is the best course I’ve ever taken since conventional vet school. It is the most vitalizing, exciting field I’ve ever been interested in. Homeopathy has filled in all the missing pieces of my practice puzzle.”

– Douglas Yearout, DVM

“I feel anyone wanting to practice homeopathy must take this course.”

– Judy Herman, DVM

“This was a superb course…I feel like I’ve advanced years beyond my former prescribing ability and understanding of homeopathy.”

– Jan Facinelli, DVM

“I have attended quite a few homeopathy courses and so far Dr. Pitcairn is the finest instructor I have found … the best able to elucidate homeopathic philosophy is a manner that makes all its other aspects comprehensible.”

– David Penney, DVM

“I found this course excellent in all aspects. I feel that we gained immeasurably from learning one person’s approach to homeopathy and that approach being classical.”

– Rosalind Wirsing, DVM

“I went to a great high school, and although I’ve been fortunate to have wonderful college and graduate education, I never expected to have such a profoundly enriching and fun educational experience again. This course, and homeopathy, have changed my life. Thank you for showing us a way to heal that we can practice with joy and conviction.”

– Anne Hermans, DVM

“I feel like I had been blindfolded before came to this course. It brought a new perspective to my way of practicing, made it more effective and enjoyable. The organization was great, as well as the format. I wish more people took this course. They are not aware of what they are missing. It virtually changed my life.”

– Peter Dobias, DVM

“This was truly an inspirational course. Sure it was about homeopathy, but there was so much more. I really appreciated your presentation skills and sense of humor as well as your ability to make complicated material understandable.”

– Peter L. Rodgers, DVM

“This was a totally excellent class. I had reservations about whether I could ‘buy’ the homeopathic principles and whether at my ‘advanced’ age I could study and learn something so new and alien to my previous outlook. Yet, in class, you presented the material so well that I could easily follow the logic and was tremendously inspired to study, learn and put it into action. Very well done!”

– Bettye Hooley, DVM

 “I considered taking a by-mail course, and now feel that could have never laid the foundation this course has … Richard is a superb teacher.”

– Carol Volk, DVM