You have found Paw Chi Holistic Veterinary Care because you are looking for specialized and customized care for your pet.
It is our goal to utilize healing modalities that include Wholesome Nutrition, Western and Chinese medicine, Regenerative Medicine and more to provide customized, thorough, compassionate, and energetically balanced care. We will strive to preserve and influence your pet’s inner harmony in an effort to establish his or her ultimate health and joyful soul.
My style of veterinary care has evolved from my childhood years when I strived to help all creatures from frogs to horses. I traveled a lot internationally before I earned my official license to practice and learned that energetic and natural medicine was the norm in some regions.
I learned how some cultures used our earth’s natural resources and energy to heal. Herbs were often discovered by watching animals self-treat with the plants in their environments. So we have come full circle with the animals as our teachers.
We have so much to learn from our sweet and soulful friends.
You can get more information about Your First Visit and schedule your appointment to come and see us!
Our Team at Paw Chi Holistic Veterinary Care
Dr. Leslie Baldner
Dr. Leslie Baldner came to Northern California from LaCrescent, Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, where she earned her bachelors of Science degree in biology with a minor in German.
Taking a year off from school to travel and live in East Africa, allowed her to live in countries including Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. During summer breaks from vet school, she traveled extensively and worked with animal healers in Thailand, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. Following her travels, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1999.
The following year she completed the acupuncture course through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She has continued her holistic education, taking courses in Chinese and Western herbal medicine, food and nutritional therapy, and muscle testing.
Dr. Baldner enjoys being able to offer a balanced and integrative approach that allows her to treat the whole patient. She often incorporates acupuncture, nutrition, herbs and other energetic therapies in her treatment plan for anything from allergies to arthritis and cancer.
Leslie lives in Roseville with her two daughters that keep her busy with all their activities. Other members of the family include two dogs: Gypsy and Finnick and three cats: Rockstar, Skippy Jon Jones, and Clover.
In her leisure time, she likes to go running, hiking, dancing, and she is always up for a trip to the coast.
Tami grew up in Livermore, California and developed a passion for veterinary medicine through her experiences in 4-H and showing Arabian horses. She has always been around animals and feels just as comfortable with them as she does with people, sometimes even more so!
In 1998, Tami started working at a small animal and exotic veterinary hospital. Tami is very excited to join the Paw Chi Holistic Veterinary Care team. Her passion is taking care of your furry companions. She is currently pursuing her degree to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.
Tami enjoys spending time with her husband Sean, her two children Christopher and Jessica, three cats (Phil, Lil, & Sarah) and four dogs (Toby, Stella, Vinny, & Lola). She also enjoys camping, 4-wheeling, and spending time at the beach. She looks forward to meeting you and your furry family member!