About Cheryl Schwartz, the Doctor, the Educator, the Author

Dr. Cheryl Schwartz - Bio

Dr. Cheryl Schwartz

Acupuncture • Herbs • Homeopathy • Bio-energetics • Sound
As a pioneer in the field of veterinary holistic therapies, Dr. Schwartz has learned from animals themselves for over thirty years of her clinical practice. She returns to the Bay Area bringing holistic veterinary healing to cats, dogs and horses, and introduces the Heal•Learn Institute for educating YOU.

A 1978 graduate of Washington State University Veterinary School, Dr. Schwartz expanded her healing techniques to combine Traditional Chinese Medicine ~ acupuncture, acupressure, tuina massage and herbs ~ along with Classical Homeopathy, bio energetics and tuning fork resonance for balancing the whole animal. Dr. Schwartz’s unique ability to synthesize holistic modalities using knowledge, skill and intuition has helped thousands of animals around the world, and empowered their humans to continue their care at home.

An educator for more than twenty years, Dr. Schwartz believes animal caregivers can be guided to use various holistic modalities for their own animal friends’ well being.
Dr. Cheryl Schwartz - Educator


As one of the founding members of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, and an educator for over twenty years, Dr. Schwartz has taught veterinarians acupuncture and herbal medicine across the U.S. and around the world.

As part of the teaching team for accreditation courses for Chi Institute and foreign International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, Dr. Schwartz shared her unique blend of knowledge, experience and sense of humor with graduate veterinarians in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia, China and Japan.

Dr. Schwartz’s is focusing these days on classes and workshops for the public. She enjoys working with animal care givers around the world who want to learn more for their own four-legged family members. These classes and workshops involve practical applications of Traditional Chinese Medical theory, acupressure, food therapy, homeopathy and herbals.

Dr. Cheryl Schwartz - Author


Dr. Schwartz is the author of Four Paws Five Directions A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats & Dogs (Celestial Arts Press: 1996), the first book of its kind to be used as a textbook by veterinarians learning Chinese Veterinary Medicine and by the public to help their own animals. Four Paws has been translated into German, Russian and Japanese. Dr. Schwartz’s second book Natural Healing for Dogs & Cats from A-Z (Hay House 2000), also user friendly, is dedicated to quick at home treatments for common problems and has recently been translated into Japanese.
Dr. Schwartz is also a contributing editor to two textbooks: Veterinary Acupuncture Ancient Art to Modern Medicine, edited by A. Schoen, and Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine, edited by S. Wynn and A. Schoen. Dr. Schwartz is on the Board of Advisors for the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

The newest venture is The HealLearn Deck, a set of emergency treatment cards. You can order Dr. Schwartz’s books from local bookstores, or the author. Join the mailing list to keep up to date with her offerings.