Dr. Rhiannon Fenton and Boo Boo
Dr. Rhiannon Fenton is a Southern California native and currently resides in Calabasas. At the age of five, she knew she was either going to be a veterinarian or a dolphin trainer. She was introduced to horses at a very young age and fell in love immediately. Horse training soon became a passion and a very successful endeavor by the age of seventeen. She worked with a wide range of horses from untouched, wild Mustangs and Arabians to Pre-Olympic dressage horses.
By following her dream to become an animal healer and completing a life-long series of stepping stones, she has obtained the following degrees, certifications and formal training:
- Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
- Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from Cal Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
- Accredited Category II Veterinarian in the State of California by the USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (Import/Export of all species).
- Certified in Animal Chiropractic by Options for Animals Veterinary Chiropractic School
- Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
- Certified Veterinary Food Therapist by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
- Certified Applied Clinical Nutritionist by Southern California University of Health Sciences
- Certified in Level I Reiki Energy Healing
- Certified Hemp Practitioner by Biotics Research Corporation and Ananda Hemp, Biotics University
- Equine Natural Balance Dentist by Spencer LaFlure's Advanced Whole Horse Dentistry Academy
- Trained in Chinese Herbal Medicine by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
- Trained in Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) by Dr. Deb and Scott Walker
- Trained in Nutritional Response Testing (NRT) by Dr. Ulan's Nutritional Systems, Inc.
- Trained in Applied Kinesiology by the International College of Applied Kinesiology via Dr. Bruce Shin
- Trained in Morphogenic Field Technique (MFT) by Dr. Springob and Standard Process/Mediherb
- Trained in Nutrition Stress Analysis by Dr. Cari Schaefer, DACM, LAc Sustainable Health Center
Publications, Awards, Media and Speaking:
- Awarded Best Holistic Equine Health Veterinarian - California 2021 by LUXlife Pet Products and Services
- Published “Chapter 25 The Teeth Dr. Fenton” in Walk as One by Dianna Walker McPhail, 2019
- Published Help Horses Resist the Itch. EquiManagement Business Solutions for Equine Practitioners. Press Release August 2019.
- Awarded Best for Alternative Equine Treatments - West Coast USA 2018 by Global Health & Pharma 2018
- Published How well do you know the nose? The Natural Horse Magazine. Volume 20 Issue 2. April/May/June 2018.
- Award for Excellence in Small Animal Holistic Health Care - California 2018 by Global Health & Pharma
- Awarded Holistic Veterinarian of the Year - California 2017 by Global Health & Pharma
- Awarded Most Innovative Equine Health Professional - California 2017 by Global Health and Pharma
- Invited Participant/Speaker to the 2017 National Symposium for Holistic Arts Practitioners at Harvard University.
- Awarded LA's Top 10 Vets by Los Angeles and New York Film and Motion Picture Television Industry 2016/2017
- Published Most Common Questions asked of Holistic Veterinarians. The OnPets Official Website. January, 2017.
- Published Happy New Year to the Good Horse. Equine Addiction Inc. Official Website. January 2017.
- Published Natural Balance Dentistry. The Holistic Horse Magazine. Issue 103. June/July 2016.
- Published Healing Through Feelings -- Neuro Emotional Technique May Offer a Solution for Hard-To-Diagnose Maladies, The Holistic Horse Magazine. Issue 101. February/March 2016.
- Video Series Horse Care Tips - Equine Wellness and Horse Care featuring Dr. Fenton of Vital Equine with Equine Addiction Inc. The Official Website of Equine Addiction Inc. November 2015.
- Published Everyday Wisdom From Everyday Horse People - Summertime, Sunshine, Vitamin D and Horses. The Official Website of Equine Addiction Inc. July 2015.
- Published Horse N' Rider. Inside the Hills: The Social Publication Exclusively for the Residents of Hidden Hills, March 2015.
- Published Food Therapy for Horses Parts IV. The Official Website of The Naturally Healthy Horse. November 12, 2014.
- Published Food Therapy for Horses Part III. The Official Website of The Naturally Healthy Horse. November 7, 2014.
- Published Food Therapy for Horses Part II. The Official Website of the Naturally Healthy Horse. October 30, 2014.
- Published Food Therapy for Horses Part I. The Official Website of the Naturally Healthy Horse. October 23, 2014.
- Published Acupuncture Treatment for Insect Bite Hypersensitivity. TCVM News: The Voice of Dr. Xie's Jing Tang Herbal, Issue 24, Summer/Fall 2014.
Dr. Fenton's intuition has guided her since a young age and has led her to seek out extensive natural healing therapies that can be applied to animals. It is now her pleasure to offer highly effective and custom-tailored specialty treatments for horses and many other species. Dr. Fenton unlocks the body's potential to heal itself thereby allowing healing to occur innately, gently and safely.