About Dr. Doug
Dr. Doug Knueven was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his veterinary degree from Ohio State University in 1987 and has been practicing veterinary medicine in Beaver County, Pennsylvania ever since. Dr. Knueven owns and operates Beaver Animal Clinic, a full service animal hospital, and shares clinical duties with two associates.
After several years of practice, Dr. Doug began to feel discouraged by the limitations of conventional veterinary medicine and sought to broaden his training beyond traditional approaches. He is a pioneer in holistic pet care in the Pittsburgh region. Dr. Knueven has earned certification in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary Chinese herbal medicine and animal chiropractic. He also has advanced training in veterinary clinical nutrition, massage therapy and homeopathy. His personal research into natural nutrition for animals has made him an authority in that subject as well.
Besides his 20 years of experience lecturing to kennel clubs, Dr. Knueven is a popular speaker at veterinary conferences. In the past 10 years he has lectured on holistic topics at numerous conventional and holistic veterinary conferences across the United States. He also lectures regularly at veterinary schools, helping students gain an appreciation for natural nutrition and alternative medicine.
Dr. Knueven has written for Clean Run magazine and for four years he by-lined a weekly pet health column in The Beaver County Times and The Allegheny Times. He currently writes regular Q&A columns in Venture Inward Magazine and in Allegheny West Magazine. Dr. Knueven is the author of Stand by Me: A Holistic Handbook for Animals, Their People, and the Lives They Share Together (ARE Press, April 2003) and The Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog (TFH Publishing, June 2008).
Dr. Doug lives with his wife Judy in Western Pennsylvania. They share their secluded home in the woods with their cats Sugar, Spice and Blaze, and their little Maltese, Katy. Besides his healing work with animals, writing and speaking, Dr. Doug enjoys gardening, hiking, swimming and traveling.