Gary Richter, MS, DVM has been practicing veterinary medicine the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998. In addition to conventional veterinary medical training, Dr. Richter is certified in veterinary acupuncture as well as veterinary chiropractic. As owner and Medical Director of Holistic Veterinary Care in Oakland, California, Dr. Richter understands the benefits of both conventional and holistic treatment methods for the preventative and therapeutic care of pets.
Dr. Richter focuses on the integration of holistic and general practice veterinary medicine, regenerative medicine, as well as educating professionals and pet owners on the benefits of integrative care. The safe and effective use of medical cannabis in dogs and cats is central to both Dr. Richter’s medical practice and educational outreach. By integrating medical cannabis with other conventional and alternative therapies, Dr. Richter has been able to improve the quality and quantity of life of pets living with medical conditions ranging from arthritis to inflammatory bowel disease to cancer.
Dr. Richter has written numerous articles for web based and print publications on various topics including strategies to integrate the use of medical cannabis into conventional medical therapies for pets. Additionally, he regularly provides continuing education lectures to veterinarians on the use of cannabis in animals. His book, “The Ultimate Pet Health Guide- Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats” was released in 2017 and includes an entire chapter on the use of cannabis for pets. Dr. Richter was named the 2019 Holistic Practitioner of the Year by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, He is also the Past President of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine a founding member and Co-President of the Veterinary Cannabis Society.