At a very young age, Dr. Tasha Wilson, DVM, knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Science locally at St. Anselm College and in 2005 she accomplished her lifelong dream and graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. After she had practiced general veterinary medicine for five years, she started to look into other avenues of veterinary treatment.
“I believe in conventional therapies, but also wanted to offer other alternatives that could bring relief to pets when traditional treatments were not working or when more was needed.”
Dr. Wilson started researching the benefits of nutrition — attending nutritional workshops, talking with veterinary board-certified nutritionists, and even attending manufacturing pet food plants. She started offering client education seminars and teaching her clients about the benefits of proper nutrition and making recommendations based on their health.
In 2016 Dr. Wilson became certified in Medical Acupuncture at Colorado State University. This evidence-based modality allows Dr. Wilson to provide adjunctive therapies to her patients. “If I would have recommended it for my own pet, why would I not offer it to my patients? It’s a great tool to help control pain, and other ailments in pets”.
In 2018, Dr. Wilson pursued certification in pet rehabilitation therapy. She took several courses in CO and FL at Canine Rehabilitation Institute. This therapy allows her to provide other treatment options for geriatric pets and those with orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neurological, and disc diseases; to name a few. This treatment not only provides pain relief, but also improves mobility, enhances balances, and improves and maintains strength. It is not only a good treatment option for pets but also is a great preventative.
After traveling on the road as a house call pet acupuncture clinic for 2 years, she wanted to offer a place for clients to come to her. She opened her clinic in Somersworth, NH in 2018 where she provides this care to pets in a comfortable setting.
” I know pets can become anxious in veterinary settings so I made the lobby area welcoming with dog beds, and leather chairs; and each treatment room looks like a living room. The dogs enjoy their dog beds, and the cats sit on a comfortable ottoman as the sun basks down on them during their treatment.”