Dr. Allison has a weatlh of experience and knowledge and is passionate about her work.
Allison Faber Marshall, DVM
Dr. Allison Faber Marshall (“Dr. Allison”), founder of Full Circle Veterinary Services, graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After practicing traditional medicine in the Richmond area for a decade, Dr. Allison branched out on her own in 2005 and started her own practice. She received post-graduate certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy from The Healing Oasis Wellness Center. She also obtained certification in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine through The Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. She obtained extensive training in Chinese herbal therapy and food therapy as well. Dr. Allison has an intuitive sensibility and a high degree of care and compassion which she brings to her medicine and her patients.
In addition to practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Allison teaches at The Chi Institute, and lectures for various groups mainly on the east coast. She is a proud affiliate of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AATCVM), and the American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA). With over twenty years of experience combined in equine and small animal medicine, Dr. Allison is a seasoned holistic vet. She is passionate about her work and is able to communicate with animals in a non-verbal mode that renders comfort to them, and results in enhanced care. She has made her home in Hanover County with her husband, three children and other four-legged members of her family. As a true dedicated professional, Dr. Allison offers personalized service and can be reached directly by calling (804)389-5929.
Full Circle Vet, pairing Western medicine with Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
Spinal Manipulative Therapy is synonymous with Chiropractic, and is a study of the interrelations of bones, joints, and the nervous system. Spinal Manipulation is often used to “make us feel better,” but it is also very important in keeping our nervous system healthy.
Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners view health very differently than "regular" or "Western" medicine practitioners. Many Eastern cultures believe that living bodies are energetic beings with channels or “meridians” of energy running throughout the inside of the bodies, as well as along the outside.
Herbal therapy refers to medications derived directly from plants and animals. The power of plants is often underestimated, both in their ability to heal and also to harm.