Meet Dr. Colleen Brown
A balanced healer...
When Dr. Brown is not treating patients her favorite past time is creating art. She is a local mixed media artist with art in local shops and galleries in the valley. Her favorite subjects to paint are angels and horses. Sometimes the healer needs healing and art truly heals!
Dr. Brown believes in pursuing all her creative passions. She became a best selling author in January 2019 with the publication of "When I Rise, I Thrive". She won a Rising Star Award from As You Wish Publishing for her work in the best selling book, "Healer".
She also enjoys yoga, tennis, travel and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Brown has two cats named Sally and Roker, a new puppy named Hope Hollyhock and a horse named Wyatt. Dr. Brown loves to speak Italian so don't forget to say Ciao and strike up a conversation in Italian if you also speak the language!
Life long commitment...
Dr. Brown dreamed of becoming a veterinarian during her youth while growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. She has resided in the Valley of the Sun since completing her undergraduate work at Arizona State University where she was a member of the Barretts' Honors College. After receiving concurrent bachelor degrees from ASU in Biology and Italian she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. At Western, Dr. Brown was fortunate to participate in a new paradigm of veterinary education called problem based learning.
Special interests of Dr. Brown include Integrative Veterinary Medicine, specifically Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). She graduated from the Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Mixed Animal Acupuncture program via The Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Reddick, Florida. She is pursuing a Masters Degree and TCVM practitioner status which includes the four disciplines of TCVM (acupuncture, herbal, food therapy and Tiu Na).
Professional organizations to which Dr. Brown is a member include The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AZVMA), The Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the American Association of HouseCall and Mobile Veterinarians (AAHV) and The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA).
Dr Brown occasionally teaches at a local college as an Adjunct Professor of Biology and works as a relief veterinarian for local veterinary clinics. She has also published several articles for Biology Digest on topics regarding the veterinary profession.