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Dr. Erin Bannink
Episode 181st August 2020 • The Integrative Veterinarian • College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies
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Dr. Erin Bannink is from Rochester, Michigan. She received her DVM from Michigan State University in 2002. She then completed a general internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey, followed by an internship and residency in medical oncology at the Animal Cancer and Imaging Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She was Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, sub-specialty in Oncology in 2008. She was certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by IVAS in 2007. In addition, she has taken multiple advanced courses in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine. She obtained a Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine from the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT) as well. Dr. Bannink practices Integrative Oncology with Classical Chinese Veterinary Medicine at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She is a faculty member at CIVT and lectures to international audiences about integrating conventional cancer therapies with Chinese Herbal Medicine in veterinary cancer treatment. She is also a contributing lecturer for the A Time To Heal Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine courses. She has studied Yogic and Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy and meditation since 2003. She is also a certified yoga instructor and has led classes, workshops, and retreats on the topics of yoga, meditation, Buddhism, pranayama, kirtan, and mantra practice. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Bannink as we discuss her Veterinary College experience, her introduction to Acupuncture, her postgraduate training in both Oncology and Chinese Herbal Medicine, and her Integrative Oncology practice.