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Our new office on Carmel Rancho Blvd is easy to find and has plenty of parking. It is conveniently located right off of Highway 1.


Our comfortable decor and calm atmosphere feels more like a home than a clinic, and most animals feel more relaxed in this environment.

We diffuse pure essential oils into the air. The oils are both therapeutic and make the office smell refreshing.



Dr. Annette Richmond, DVM, CVA, CCRP

Annette Richmond graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.
She became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society which is a world recognized certification program. Dr. Richmond has been integrating acupuncture for dogs and cats into her practice since 1999, and has continued the study of natural medicine, Eastern and Western herbology, homeopathy, flower essences, healthful diets, and nutraceutical support. She incorporates all of these into her natural medicine clinic to treat most common ailments. Through acupuncture and other therapies, she is helping pets with many disorders including spinal disorders, arthritis, hip dysplasia, and much more. Dr. Richmond completed the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Program through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2009. Dr. Richmond has been performing non-anesthetic dental cleanings since 2014.



Dani Heimer 

Dani grew up taking care of animals and helping out in the clinic. She is currently a student at MPC and loves working with animals and learning about alternative medicine as well as physical rehabilitation.

Dr. Deb Sell, D.C. Certified Veterinary Chiropractor


Dr. Sell practiced chiropractics on humans for 18 years and then became certified for animals. She uses a gentle technique to help realign the skeletal system which can come out of alignment through trauma, sporting events, everyday wear and tear, or chronic injuries. Along with chiropractic adjustments, she also uses cold laser therapy on the animals.

Hanna Richmond


Hanna grew up helping out in the office and being around animals. She is currently a Biology student at MPC and is planning to go into research science and will attend UC Davis in 2024,

TJ Sullinger


TJ graduated from Carmel high school in 2018 and is currently studying at MPC. TJ has been working with Natural Veterinary Therapy since Summer of 2021.



Holly Heimer, RVT, CCRA  ** now works at Whole Dog Radiance in Monterey**

Holly is a Registered Veterinary Technician and finished her training at the Canine

Rehabilitation Institute in 2009, earning the title of Certified Canine Rehabilitaion Assistant. She helps to strengthen animals with the underwater treadmill, cold laser therapy, neuromuscular stimulation, and BEMER treatments. She also has special knowledge in treating animals with pure essential oils.

Jovi Rayas


Jovi graduated from the Central Coast College in Salinas, after studying in the Veterinary Assistant program. Prior to that she volunteered at the S.P.C.A.

She was working as a receptionist and assistant to Dr. Richmond for over 7 years but has returned to the S.P.C.A.

Her positive and cheerful personality still resonates through the office and she is missed by staff and clients!

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