Dr. Kangas owns a private practice in San Diego, California. She uses an integrative approach to health care for pets by utilizing conventional diagnostics and/or treatment protocols in adjunct with multiple holistic modalities to optimize wellness. Her areas of special interest include food therapy/nutrition, dental health, acupuncture and pain management. Dr. Kangas enjoys teaching and shares her passion for pet wellness by lecturing and presenting locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Kangas also appreciates working at the animal shelter and improving the lives of homeless pets in her community, ultimately improving opportunity for adoption into permanent homes. She currently works part-time for the San Diego County Department of Animal Services, and prior to her pursuit of holistic medical training, Dr. Kangas worked as the full time medical director for the San Diego Humane Society & SPCA.

In her free time she enjoys nature, travel, and numerous outdoor athletic activities, as well as teaching, writing, and exploring her passion for healthy & nutritious foods through culinary creations to share with family, friends & pets.



DVM- University of Wisconsin 1993
CVA- Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist; by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, 2008
CVCP- Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner; VOM/ Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation

Affiliations/ Member of:

AVMA – American Veterinary Medical Association
SDCVMA- San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association
AATCVM- American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
IVAPM – International Veterinary Association of Pain Management
VBMA – Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association
AHVMA – American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association


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