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Chris Bessent

DVM MSOM, FOUNDER OF HERBSMITH INC

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Chris Bessent, DVM, MSOM, Dipl. OM, L.Ac. has over thirty years of experience in veterinary medicine. At the start of her career, she practiced traditional veterinary medicine, but seeing patient after patient that needed something other than traditional care could offer, she ventured into chiropractic, and from there, acupuncture and Chinese herbology.

With certificates in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary chiropractic and veterinary Chinese herbology, what she came to find in her own practice was that the more proactive she was with patients, supporting their health and wellness, the less reactive she had to be.
After more than a decade of using Chinese herbal combinations in her practice, Dr. Bessent founded Herbsmith Inc. An herbal supplement company, Herbsmith utilizes both proven scientific research and years of veterinary experience to provide innovative, natural solutions for the health and wellness of animals so that they live their best lives, longer.

Dr. Bessent then received her master’s and bachelor’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Nutrition, respectively. Understanding that food is the foundation of health, she combined the teachings of Eastern philosophy with her veterinary experience and founded The Simple Food Project. Based on food energetics, she formulated limited-ingredient, freeze-dried recipes using nothing but whole foods.

Currently, she divides her time between the Simple Food Project and Herbsmith, both of which are owned and operated out of her facilities in southeastern Wisconsin.

Speakers

DANA SCOTT

CEO & FOUNDER DOGS NATURALLY MAGAZINE

BRANDY VAUGHAN

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEARN THE RISK

LARRY BOHLEN

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, HRI LABS

ANN MARIE UNGER

FOUNDER AND OWNER OF HAND AND PAW STUDIO

DEE BLANCO

DVM

RITA HOGAN

CANINE HERBALIST

DEBBIE TORRACA

DPT, MSPT, CCRP, CCMT, 

HOLLY GANZ

PHD

KATHLEEN PRASAD

FOUNDER OF ANIMAL REIKI SOURCE

BILLY HOEKMAN

NUTRITION SCIENCE DIRECTION FOR ANSWERS PET FOOD

ANNA HIELM-BJöRKMANN

DVM, phd, cva (ivas)

SUE ARMSTRONG

MA, VetMB, VetMFHom, CertIAVH, MRCVS, RsHom

JULIE ANNE LEE

DCH, RCSHom

ISLA FISHBURN

PHD, MBIOLSCI, BSV

IAN PEDERSEN

SOURCE CBD

TODD COONEY

DVM, MS, CVH

PJ BROADFOOT

DVM

RICHARD PATTON

DVM