The First Animal Naturopathy Council Launched in the USA


Two American animal naturopaths have seen a need to have a standard set for their profession and have launched an organization to provide certification and continuing education

RIO RANCHO, NM November 10, 2010: Two American animal naturopaths, Dr. Kim Bloomer and Dr. Jeannie Thomason, have instituted the first animal naturopathy council ever available, the American Council of Animal Naturopathy.

Animal naturopathy is a relatively new profession in the United States although animal naturopaths are nearly as common as veterinarians in other countries. While there are several organizations available for naturopaths in human health worldwide, Drs. Bloomer and Thomason have not found any organization that provides continuing education or certification for animal naturopaths anywhere in the world. The two decided to fill the need in order to make available continuing education and to set a standard for their profession through a board certifying examination.

Bloomer and Thomason are no strangers to breaking ground in uncharted territory. In 2004 they were two of the earliest bloggers on natural animal health. In 2005 the two began their online radio podcast show, Animal Talk Naturally when there were no other radio shows, podcasts or webinars focused on natural animal health and animal nature.

Both of these animal naturopaths have been guests on various radio shows, and written articles for a variety of magazines both online and offline in their ongoing effort to educate pet owners on a proactive approach to the care of their pets. “Our heart and passion has always been to help pet owners learn the most natural, God-honoring way of caring for their pets. We long for the day when all of the animals are well and cared for according to their species needs,” commented Bloomer.

Until we have better trained professionals teaching true holistic care of pets then the pet owners will be left in the lurch to try and wade through the mountain of available information that can often be confusing and misleading. We know that by setting a standard through certification and offering continuing education to animal naturopaths and other holistic animal consultants that we can ensure that the pet owners will be provided the most concise and consistent information so they can make informed decisions for their animals.” stated Thomason.

The organization, American Council of Animal Naturopathy offers a board certifying examination for animal naturopaths to uphold the standard of the principles of naturopathy and for other natural animal health practitioners desiring to be certified in animal naturopathy. In addition the Council offers memberships to certified animal naturopaths, students, individual and business supporters, and natural animal health schools.

While the continuing education classes are not yet available those will be forthcoming as the council aligns with various natural animal health educators and organizations around the world.

To learn more visit the website at

ABOUT ACAN: The American Council of Animal Naturopathy is located in New Mexico. This woman-owned business was instituted to provide examinations and continuing education that reflect and uphold the highest professional standards of practice for animal naturopaths. Visit the website at or email

Dr. Jeannie Thomason
Dr. Kim Bloomer

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Dr. Kim Bloomer is an animal naturopath consulting on canine and feline nutrition and wellness. In addition, Dr. Kim is a proficient blogger, writer, speaker and presenter on natural pet care as well as the Co-Founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy. She is the author/co-author of three books including Animals Taught Me That and the newest Essential Oils in Animal Care: A Naturopathic Approach co-authored with her two colleagues. Dr. Kim’s articles have been featured in various publications in both print and online.