Dr. Jeff Feinman, Certified Homeopath and Integrative Veterinarian
Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD, CVH, holds both molecular biology and veterinary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jeff was the first dual degree recipient at Penn in the prestigious University Scholar program (which was designed to foster medical scientists).
His scientific experience includes research at The Wistar Institute, Penn’s School of Medicine in the Department of Biochemistry (where he first published his scientific research) and the veterinary school’s Department of Medical Genetics (where he wrote further scientific articles). In addition his academic career during veterinary school included an externship in endocrinology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City where he was again published in a leading, peer-reviewed veterinary journal.
After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Jeff was selected for a competitive internship in clinical medicine at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. After fourteen months of intensive clinical experience he decided to postpone his planned academic career to help individual patients. In clinical practice he quickly became alarmed by increasing rates of allergy, cancer and other degenerative diseases. Frustration with the results of conventional therapy of these chronic diseases fueled an interest in natural, holistically-applied therapies.
Some patients however were still not responding fully to holistic treatment. Dr. Jeff then applied the principles learned during his molecular biology training to further explore even more effective treatments. Clinical nutrition, supplementation, herbal therapy, minimal vaccination, etc. were just not enough. This led him to homeopathy’s equisite success in treating otherwise fatal epidemics. After much reading and some experimentation with the effects of homeopathic drugs (“remedies”) on himself and his pets, he began to incorporate them into his practice.
In 1998 he further advanced his training in Dr. Richard Pitcairn’s Professional and Advanced Veterinary Homeopathy Courses. Dr. Jeff then became the first Certified Veterinary Homeopath in the state of Connecticut. He has continued his pursuit of lifelong education by studying with world-renowned homeopaths like David Little, Dr. Paul Herscu, Dr. Andre’ Saine, Pratful Vijayakar (“Predictive” Homeopathy), etc.
In addition to learning more every day, Dr. Jeff is devoted to teaching both pet owners and other veterinarians about homeopathy and optimal pet care. He and his wonderful wife (and practice manager) Amy live with Vanya, a rescued Standard Poodle and two Rex cats named Tigger and Chi. He is the Chairman of the Academy of Homeopathy (AVH) Education committee, President of the AVH Foundation, holistic medical director for the incredible On The Wings Of Angels rescue in Odessa FL, is a member of Dr. Andre’ Saine’s International Hahnemannian Materia Medica Project, and is helping to mentor other veterinarians. Currently his practice integrates the latest, safest, diagnostic techniques and treatments with holistic modalities such as clinical nutrition and homeopathy.
- Member: American Veterinary Medical Association (licensed in Connecticut, California, and Florida)
- President of The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH) Foundation
- Past president
- Chairman of the AVH Education Committee
- CT’s First Certified Veterinary Homeopath: 2000
- Veterinary Honor Society (Phi Zeta): Inducted 1985
- University Scholar: Inducted 1980