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Smith gives a horse an acupuncture treatment. Opposite page: essential oils used by McKinstry in her practice.
treats cats, dogs and horses. She is certified in all.
“You can treat so many more things,” she says. “It’s made a huge difference in my practice.”
McKinstry earned her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. For the past several years, she’s been practicing integrative medicine at the Kennett Square farm where she grew up. She lives in her grandfather’s house with her son, three cats and two dogs. She has four horses, as well.
“Cats love acupuncture. Most just zen out,” she says.
Like most vets who offer alternative ther- apies, she uses a complementary approach in treating her patients. “There are some things that Western is better with, other things where Eastern is better,” she says.
McKinstrys has seen good results with her combined approach to treating chronic Lyme disease. First, she uses conventional Western medication. “[Then] I follow up with an herbal formula to build up their
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