Dr. Tami Shearer is internationally renowned for her work in animal hospice and palliative care. She is one of the leading veterinarians in the world who helped develop and specializes in hospice, palliative care and pain management. Located in Sylva, North Carolina, her award-winning veterinary practice serves dogs and cats from across the southeastern United States. Dr. Tami’s clinic – formerly named Shearer Pet Health Hospital, has an updated name -Smoky Mountain Integrative Veterinary Clinic. It’s the same exceptional vet clinic and care – but the new name better captures the full integrated veterinary care that expert vet Dr. Tami provides all her dog and cat patients.
Dr. Tami approaches your pet’s care from a fully integrated medical practice that incorporates conventional, alternative and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, and also advanced rehabilitation and pain management care. She is a 1986 graduate of The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. To provide integrative treatment options for her patients, she has invested over 1000 hours in continuing education to acquire certifications in acupuncture, pain management, rehabilitation, hospice and palliative care. As a Veterinary Instructor, she develops curriculum to teach other veterinarians her philosophy of care.
What Is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine reaffirms the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, healthcare and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. Learn more here.