Gary Richter, MS, DVM has been practicing veterinary medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998. In addition to conventional veterinary medical training, Dr. Richter is certified in veterinary acupuncture as well as veterinary chiropractic. As owner and Medical Director of Holistic Veterinary Care in Oakland, California, Dr. Richter understands the benefits of both conventional and holistic treatment methods for the preventative and therapeutic care of pets.
Dr. Richter focuses on the integration of holistic and general practice veterinary medicine, regenerative medicine, as well as educating professionals and pet owners on the benefits of integrative care. By integrating medical cannabis with other conventional and alternative therapies, Dr. Richter has been able to improve the quality and quantity of life of pets living with medical conditions ranging from arthritis to inflammatory bowel disease to cancer.
Dr. Richter has written numerous articles for print and web publications on various topics including strategies to integrate the use of medical cannabis into conventional medical therapies for pets. His book, “The Ultimate Pet Health Guide” was released in 2017. Dr. Richter is the Past President of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine and is a founding member of the Veterinary Cannabis Society.
Dr. Richter’s current focus is on providing information on pet health and longevity to pet owners worldwide using web and virtual platforms, providing supplements and food for pets through Ultimate Pet Nutrition, another two books to be released in 2023, and by creating a wearable biometric monitor for animals with his company, PetMetrics.