|Dr. Gail Jewell graduated in 1986 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She was awarded a post-doctoral internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at Ontario Veterinary College. After completing the year at OVC, she returned to her native British Columbia, and opened her Equine and farm animal practice.
During her early years in practice she soon began to realize the limitations and "side effects" of conventional veterinary medicine which spawned an interest in learning about alternative and complementary modalities. Study and limited practice of homeopathy began in 1993 followed in 1996 by a formal education in veterinary homeopathy under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Pitcairn of Oregon State University. She continues to study at an advanced level with Dr. Pitcairn and other colleagues.
Dr. Jewell is a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, and a member of the West Coast Homeopathic Society.
Chiropractic entered the picture when Gail found herself doing more telephone consultations and fewer farm and home visits. She searched for a modality that would complement homeopathy and get her hands back on the creatures she loves. Animal chiropractic was the natural choice. She studied at the Options for Animals veterinary chiropractic school in Illinois and was certified in 1999.
In addition to managing a busy practice that includes travelling regularly to the Vancouver Lower Mainland from her home near Kelowna BC, Gail teaches and lectures both colleagues and animal owners on various aspects of holistic care.
Today, her practice almost exclusively consists of homeopathic, chiropractic, and rehabilitative care for pets and horses (and the odd duck and lizard!).
For recreation Gail and her husband, Elroy, and their horses Colonel, Sassy, Apache and Doc compete in endurance events. Currently they are reigning Canadian champions in the 50 and 100 mile distances. If you are interested in supporting them by renting their cabin, click on Idabel Lake in the Main Menu on the left of your screen.