Meet Our Team!

Dr. Patricia Kallenbach - DVM, CVCP, LMT

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Dr. Kallenbach earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Agriculture (with special interest in nutrition) and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. She has practiced veterinary medicine for almost 30 years in Citrus County. After graduation, she worked for several years in a conventional veterinary practice before opening her own holistic veterinary practice in 2002. This new type of veterinary clinic offered integrative veterinary care and many alternative therapies that had previously not been available to pet owners living in the Nature Coast area of Florida.

She also earned certifications along the way in Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) , which is often referred to as non-manual veterinary chiropractic, canine muscle work and massage therapy, homotoxicology, acupuncture, low level laser therapy, and ozone therapy. She additionally earned her License of Massage Therapy, which allows her to provide massage therapy for people in our sister Wellness Center that she opened in 2011. In addition to her work as a veterinarian, she is also the director, wellness counselor and LMT in our sister Wellness Center, which is located adjacent to our Veterinary Clinic at 1200 NE 5th Street, Crystal River, FL.

Dr Kallenbach enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise in holistic therapies through her many published articles and videos, as well as teaching seminars for other veterinary professionals. She also gives free lectures several times a year for local clients, clubs, and rescue organizations.

When not at work in one of her clinics, Dr. Kallenbach raised her children with her husband Heiko, introduced them to her love of soccer and animals and sent them out into the world to prosper. She works to support veteran's issues by offering complimentary massage and other services monthly to all veterans, having provided over $150,000 in services so far and organizes a fundraiser Christmas event for K9s For Warriors to help provide service dogs for our men and women veterans, having raised nearly $20,000 so far.

Dr. Kallenbach contributes to the furtherment of her professions by providing continuing education courses to both veterinarians and massage therapists, and is an admissions committee member for the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Sadly, Dr. Kallenbach lost the last of her pack of Dalmatians, Flower, Lady, Austin, and Sparticus and her adopted "muttley" Buddy and has not yet found time to rescue a new member, but her children filled the house with many tanks of fish and a variety of lizards making her zoo just of a different tone, and adding to her challenge to gain more knowledge with these special pets.

Dr Kallenbach loves to travel with her newly retired husband but her first passion will always be providing exceptional care and education to her two-legged and four-legged clients for the best health they can achieve.

Sherry Hudson
Treatment Tech

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Sherry joined us in June of 2018. Sherry is a vet tech at The Healing Place and is our dental coordinator with EZ-Dental. Sherry has two sons, six rescue dogs, and one African Grey parrot. Sherry loves to spend her time with her pets, family and friends.

Deanna Dworning
Vet Tech Supervisor

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Deanna relocated to Citrus County from South Florida, where she had lived since 1992. She brings over 14 year of experience in the field of veterinary medicine with her, which helps our team to provide our clients and their pets with the highest levels of veterinary care. She completed her Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation certification under Dr Trish and now is our Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner, along with Dr Trish. When not working, she enjoys caring for her parrots Gideon and Zeus, her beloved “Doodles” Marley and Opie and spending time outdoors with her husband on their boat and motorcycles.

Cindy Wade
Treatment Tech

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Cindy, who has lived in Citrus County for more than 20 years, joined our team in 2007. She has more than 25 years experience as a Veterinary Technician. Cindy enjoys spending her free time with her family and three grandchildren.

Lisa Lawson
Customer Care Supervisor / Vet Technician

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Lisa Lawson, a native of Crystal River, is our cheerful and knowledgeable Customer Care Supervisor and veterinary technician, who manages the front desk of our veterinary clinic and assists Dr. Kallenbach with treating your pets. Her previous experience working at other veterinary facilities for over 20 years, as well as her 9 years working as Animal Control Officer, give her a vast amount of knowledge and experience in veterinary care. Her dedication and caring personality will guarantee you and your pet get the pampering and the high level of care you expect each time you visit us. When not working in our clinic, Lisa devotes her time to looking after her family and large menagerie of pets that includes several horses, goats, dogs, cats and chickens, as well as tirelessly volunteering as a leader in 4-H and her church.

Keiko Seager
Treatment Tech

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Keiko joined The Healing Place in Sept of 2017. She is a retired nurse with a joy for holistic modalities. Keiko and her husband enjoy fishing in the gulf, are both certified divers, and have 4 dogs. Keiko's real passion is gardening where she has both a hummingbird and butterfly garden.