Dr. Linda Dworak, DVM, PhD, is a 1986 graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship in small animal medicine/surgery at the University of Minnesota. She received her doctorate in 1994 from the University of Illinois where she studied intracellular mechanisms of viral immunopathogenesis in the Department of Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
During these studies, she also served as a teaching associate in the veterinary school and clinician in the Veterinary Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. From this exposure began her interest in holistic health and the environment. She continued her research in infectious diseases and immunology as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in Hamilton, Montana.
In 1997, she entered private practice as a relief veterinarian for clinics in Montana and Idaho and as a visiting scientist at Corixa Laboratory for melanoma vaccine therapy. She also became very involved in environmental health, land use planning and transportation. This led to a 15-year foray into Environmental Science for the Montana Department of Transportation due to road impacts on wildlife and the natural environment. Her additional training includes Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Applied Kinesiology [Healing Oasis Wellness Center, Sturtevant, Wisconsin, 2003-2004]; Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Acupuncture, and Food Therapy [Chi Institute, Gainseville, Florida, 2006, 2014]; Craniosacral Therapy and Teaching Assistant [Upledger Institute, 2006 – current]; and Veterinary Homeopathy [Animal Natural Health Center, Sedona, Arizona, 2012-2013]. She currently offers Complementary & Alternative Veterinary Medicine in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana using homeopathy, hands-on therapy, and nutrition.