Dr. Carol Falck was raised in Maryland. She was interested in attending medical school, so she got a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology and discovered that she had an interest in Marine Science, which led her to earn a Master's Degree in that subject. She started a PhD program in Biological Oceanography when she decided to attend veterinary school.
She earned her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. While a veterinary student, she was introduced to veterinary acupuncture by one of her anesthesia professors. After graduation, she completed an Internship in small animal practice at the Friendship Hospital for Animals. Afterwards, she moved to Florida and worked as an associate in small animal practices and began studying holistic medicine.
She was certified in veterinary acupuncture by IVAS in 2001, followed by Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na, and Chinese Food Therapy by Chi University. During this time she founded one of the first integrative veterinary clinics in Florida, the Friendship Animal Wellness Center.
Dr. Falck sold her Florida practice and established her current mobile practice, Petwise, in Cleveland, Georgia in 2012.
A client introduced Dr. Falck to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, and she completed a course offered by the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in 2017.
Dr. Falck has been active in the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and currently serves as the Chair of the Conference Program Committee.
Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Carol Falck as we discuss her education, introduction to holistic medicine, practice history, and the Essential Oils course that she teaches for CIVT.