Dr. Jodi Van Tine was born in Washington DC and raised in Arizona. She got her bachelor's degree in Microbiology and began work with monoclonal antibodies in industry afterwards. She then earned a Master of Science degree in Cellular Immunology from San Jose State in 1990 while continuing to work in industry.
She decided to attend veterinary school and earned her DVM from the University of California Davis in 1994. She went into mixed animal practice in Auburn California for a few years before moving to exclusive small animal practice in 1997 at the Folsom Animal Hospital.
In 2004, a cancer journey with her own dog led her to integrative medicine and she began her own holistic education. She was certified by IVAS in acupuncture in 2006. At the same time she was working as an associate veterinarian at the Integrative Veterinary Center. She went back to Folsom in 2007 and worked there until 2018, when she moved to the Sterling Pointe Veterinary Clinic.
She was certified in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine by CIVT in 2009, and has also earned a Graduate Diplomas in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine and Veterinary Acupuncture from CIVT as well as completing the CIVT Advanced Certification in Veterinary Neuroacupuncture. She is also certified in Chinese Food Therapy by Chi University.
She is a highly respected Professor at CIVT, working with students in both the Veterinary Acupuncture and the Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine courses.
Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Jodi Van Tine as we discuss her education, practice experience, holistic journey, and her roles at CIVT.