Dr. Paula Terifaj, DVM
Dr. Terifaj began her veterinary career in the late 1970s. She enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona and later graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, California in 1986. After graduation, she returned to her hometown of Yorba Linda and two years later in 1988 she opened the doors of Founders Veterinary Clinic here in beautiful Brea, California.
Starting her own practice allowed her the professional freedom she needed to develop her knowledge and skill in the discipline of natural health care also referred to as holistic medicine. Holistic health care recognizes the important role of diet and nutrition, demands the cautious use of drugs and enjoys the knowledgeable practice of prescribing medicinal plants, herbs and key supplements to treat disease.
With a growing public interest in holistic health care for both people and pets, she soon became recognized and appreciated for offering her patients alternatives to routine medical protocols and standard drug treatments. Using a more integrative approach to health care has offered her patients better treatment outcomes. She firmly believed that all doctors (human and veterinary) needed to appreciate not only the progress made by modern science but also respect the wisdom found in Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet and the value of eating whole foods!
After enjoying twenty rewarding years of teaching dog owners how to play an active role in their dogs’ health care, she felt the need to branch out and share this vital information with other dog owners. So, in 2007 she set out to become an author/teacher and began a new career in writing. Her goal has been to quickly teach busy dog owners everything they need to know about three crucial health topics: vaccines, nutrition, and skin allergies.