To paraphrase an old saying, it takes a village to publish the AJTCVM. Each month we feature one of the many talented and dedicated people that work behind the scenes to bring you our labor of love….
Dr. Allison Faber Marshall
Dr. Allison Faber Marshall graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995, and then moved to Virginia into general equine practice. She opened Full Circle Veterinary Services, PC in 2005 after completing VSMT training at the Healing Oasis, and CVA training at the Chi Institute. Since the she has completed training in Herbology, Food therapy, and Tui-na, and is an associate editor for the AJTCVM journal. Dr. Marshall completed a MS degree through the Chi University in 2020.
Dr. Marshall served on the AAEP ethics committee from 2010-2013, and remains an active participant in AAEP activities and committees. She has been an instructor at the Chi Institute since 2010, in both acupuncture and Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy and enjoys teaching for them in many geographic areas. She enjoys lecturing to many groups in the mid-Atlantic area including the Virginia and Georgia Veterinary medical conferences and the International Association of Canine Professionals. Her busy practice is limited to equine alternative therapies in Virginia and Maryland, and she enjoys a large variety of sport horses and beloved equine companions as patients. She has 3 grown children, and is an avid surfer, knitter, yarn spinner, gardener, general crafter, and works to keep her many interests in balance with her wonderful profession.
Dr. Reed Holyoak
Dr. G. Reed Holyoak received his DVM from Washington State University in 1988. He then went on to receive his PhD from the University of Kentucky in 1992 and specialty board certification from the American College of Theriogenologists in 2000. He received his veterinary acupuncture certification from the Chi Institute in 2009. He currently holds the Bullock endowed professorship of Equine Theriogenology at Oklahoma State University, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine. He has over 150 peer reviewed papers, book chapters, abstracts, and published proceedings on equine, bovine, and canine reproduction topics. He has decades of service in helping teach acupuncture and theriogenology related topics in the USA and Asia. His current research interests include reproductive infectious diseases, including the reproductive tract microbiota, and the integration of assisted reproductive technologies and acupuncture in clinical practice. Dr. Holyoak has also been invited to provide training in China, Thailand, and Ireland, returning multiple times over the years in developing international collaborations. He and his wife Lili, have 5 children and 18 grandchildren to-date!