Signe Beebe, D.V.M.
Dr. Signe Beebe is a graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.
After graduation she practiced veterinary emergency medicine and critical care exclusively until 1997. During that time she owned and operated a 24-hour animal emergency medicine and critical care facility in central Washington State. Dr. Beebe began her study of alternative and complementary medicine modalities in 1994. She relocated to California in 1997, during which time she practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and integrated it with Western veterinary medical care. Dr. Beebe served thirteen years in the United States Army, three years on active duty for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and ten years as a veterinary officer in the Army Reserve, where she organized veterinary corps humanitarian aid missions for third world countries and provided veterinary care to military working dogs. Since 1997 she has independently studied Chinese herbal medicine and its clinical applications to veterinary medicine with Dr. Baoping Li, M.D., Ph.D., D.O.M., a native of China with thirty-two years of experience in the use of Chinese herbs. Dr. Li owns the New Life Clinic in Davis, California.
Dr. Beebe is certified in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Chinese food therapy and veterinary tui-na by the Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine and China National Society of TCVM, and has completed the certificate program in Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee. She is a faculty member of the Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Reddick, Florida and is an assistant editor, and board member of the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine (AJTCVM). She is a member of the Thorne Research veterinary advisory board and is the co-author of Clinical Handbook of Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine. She is a lecturer for the Qi Academy in Gangelt, Germany, the Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine in the US and at scientific meetings internationally. Dr. Beebe owns the Integrative Veterinary Center in Sacramento, California. She has a special interest in the application of Chinese medicine for the treatment of cancer in the dog and cat, and for the treatment of exotic and zoo animals. She is also the co-author of the newly published reference textbook in 2012, the Chinese Herbal Formulas for Veterinarians with Michael Salewski, D.V.M., John Chen, Ph.D., Pharm.D., O.M.D., L.Ac., and Tina Chen, M.S., L.Ac.
Michael Salewski, D.V.M.
Dr Michael Salewski is a 1990 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and is the founder of Hindsight Veterinary Care in Carlton, Oregon. He completed his acupuncture training at the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and he is certified in veterinary chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. He treats patients using a combination of conventional medicine, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, therapeutic nutrition, and chiropractic. Dr Salewski treats all species in his practice, but he specializes in the treatment of canine and equine athletes that compete at the national and international level in all disciplines. Dr. Salewski is an editor for the animals and pets forum for AllThings Healing.com an online healing community website. He lectures nationally and is on the faculty at the Northwest School of animal massage and has spoken for the United States Dressage Federation, the American Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association, Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Golden Flower Chinese Herbs, Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine and at the 8th Advanced Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Conference in Beijing, China. He has co-authored two books on Chinese veterinary herbal medicine; Clinical Handbook of Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine and Chinese Herbal Formulas for Veterinarians as well as a novel, Barn Politics, under the pseudonym Philip Marshall.
John K. Chen, Ph.D., Pharm.D., O.M.D., L.Ac.
Dr. John Chen actively participates in education, research and the frontiers of contemporary application of herbal medicine. In addition to developing professional continuing education seminars and serving as a senior lecturer through the widely-respected Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Chen speaks at seminars and conferences for universities and local, state, national and international educational and professional organizations. A professor at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and numerous colleges/universities of traditional Chinese medicine, Dr. Chen is also a member of the Herbal Medicine Committee for the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) and an herbal consultant for the California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA). A recognized authority on Chinese herbal medicine and western (allopathic) pharmacology, Dr. Chen has written extensively on Oriental medicine and alternative complementary/integrative medicine for professional publications, journals and texts, drawing on his wealth of specialty post-graduate training and experience in mainland China in herbology as applied in internal medicine, and on his doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy and South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine. An editorial board member for the peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA), Medical Acupuncture, John Chen was also a board member of the 1999 Los Angeles Times Festival Honorary Committee and speaker on Herbal Medicine for the City of Los Angeles First Annual Festival of Health. Appearing in the Discovery Channel 1999 six-hour documentary on alternative and complementary medicine, Dr. Chen served as the expert resource on Traditional Chinese Medicine. He also was a guest speaker on herb-drug interactions in 1998 for the annual USC Bergen Brunswig convention, during which he addressed over 400 pharmacists and medical doctors. Dr. Chen maintains his consulting practice in Southern California.
Tina T. Chen, M.S., L.Ac.
Tina Chen is an active and respected educator in Oriental medicine and Chinese herbal medicine. In addition to lecturing on TCM Gynecology and Cosmetology across North America through the widely-respected Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Ms. Chen is active on the faculty of South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine and has been an active contributor to professional journals and publications. She has served as Southern California Chair of the Education Committee for the California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA), and as an examiner for the California State License Exam for acupuncturists, and from 1996-2001 maintained private practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine through Chenís Clinic in La Puente, California. Her teaching and consulting is grounded in extensive post-graduate training in herbal medicine, and TCM gynecology and cosmetology in numerous hospitals in mainland China. This included concentrated training sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Guang-An-Men Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, in the Peopleís Republic of China, specializing in internal medicine, acupuncture and gynecology; also intensive clinical training in internal medicine and gynecology at First Tien-Jin Hospital, People's Republic of China; and at An-Hui Hospital, People's Republic of China, advanced training in internal medicine. Tina Chenís expertise in translation includes serving as translation specialist for the International Association of Integrating East-West Medicine from 1996-2000, the 1996 Third Annual International Acupuncture and Massage Conference sponsored by the Acupuncture and Massage Institute of America, and the California State Association of Oriental Medicine (CSOMA) in 1990. Licensed by the Acupuncture Board in California, Tina Chen also holds certification from the World Health Organization in internal medicine and gynecology. A graduate of South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine, she also earned a B.A. from the University of California at Irvine School of Humanities, in East Asian Language and Literature. She maintains a consulting practice in Southern California.