About Dr. Dobias
Hi and welcome to my page!
My name is Peter and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I am a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine and live in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
I have more than 20 years of practical experience in conventional and holistic veterinary medicine and my big passions are natural healing, dogs and living a healthy lifestyle.
My goal is to help you create a healthy and long life for your canine friend and provide you with:
- the latest information on natural and holistic healing and nutrition in the form of articles, blogs and podcasts.
- top-quality, all-natural products and supplements sourced only from human-grade ingredients.
- worldwide online holistic veterinary consultations when needed.
As a vet, I love empowering my clients and encourage them to take an active role in the healing process. I focus on non-chemical and non-invasive natural treatment methods. I feel that they yield the best results, cost less and help us create longer and healthier lives for our animal friends.
I believe medicine is like art and, while every vet has his/her own style, healing needs to be closely connected to nature.
In my treatment approach, I combine my knowledge of conventional veterinary medicine with natural nutrition, herbology, homeopathy and spinal alignment techniques, such as physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy.
Outside of my work life, I am a perpetual learner. I will never stop being amazed by nature and also the world we humans have created. I love reading and writing and really enjoy photography, surfing and kiteboarding. Practicing yoga and meditation helps keep me grounded to get through the challenges that life brings.
What I appreciate most is time spent with my family, friends and my beloved dog Skai. That is why I understand so well how much your animal friend means to you. I promise I will do my very best and help you keep him or her healthy and happy for many years to come.
Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
Founder and CEO of Dr. Dobias Healing Solutions Inc.
A few more details about me:
My Professional Degrees
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – DVM (1988)
- Canadian National Board Examination (1995)
- British Columbia Provincial Board Examination (1995)
- Advanced Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy
- Homeopathic Master Clinician (human homeopathy)
- British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association ( Canada )
- American Veterinary Holistic Medical Association (AVHMA)
- The International Association of Veterinary Homeopathy
- World Small Animal Veterinary Medical Association
- The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy
- American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
- Nutraceutical and vitamin use in veterinary medicine
- Whole food mineral supplementation
- Natural and raw diets in treatment of pancreatitis, liver disease and renal insufficiency
- Homeopathic Treatment of Canine Urinary Incontinence
- Homeopathic Treatment of Feline Hyperthyroidism
- Equine Exercise Physiology
The story of my professional evolution…
I grew up in the Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia). My dad, also a veterinarian, wanted me to become an architect, but I never doubted that I wanted to become a vet.
I spent most of my summer holidays with my grandfather, who was a traditional European herbalist. He taught me about the medicinal power of plants and natural healing.
When I was 11, my parents enrolled me in the local riding club.
My childhood experiences with animals were life-changing. My first horse died of colic. It was really hard. I was broken-hearted when I found her stall was empty the next day.
My true love was Alfa (bottom center picture above), a chestnut mare who suffered from chronic tendonitis. It was hard for me to see her suffer.
When I look back, the events of my childhood were the main reason for my desire to become a vet. Shortly after my graduation in 1988, I moved and became licensed in Canada. I first worked in Whistler, B.C. and while living there I took courses in holistic veterinary medicine and animal homeopathy taught by Dr. Richard Pitcairn.
Over the years I've been able to reduce the use of prescription drugs in my practice by 90 percent. During the years in my clinic, I
was thrilled with the results and the work was rewarding. But it seemed like there was an endless stream of new patients coming to my practice with the same problems. I knew I needed to focus on disease prevention and education.
In 2008, I decided to sell my clinic in order to free my time to teach people what I have learned with a focus on preventing disease.
I hope that I can inspire you to follow your dreams and live the life you imagine alongside a healthy and happy animal companion.