Dr. Pamela Scerba
Dr. Pamela Scerba received her BS in Biology at SUNY Binghamton in 1985 and her veterinary degree from the University of Liverpool, England in 1991. After graduating from veterinary school she began the first three years of her career in veterinary medicine at a small animal hospital in Rochester, NY. She then worked for two years doing emergency medicine. It was during this time that she started doing relief work.
In 1997 Dr. Scerba started her own business doing relief work exclusively. Over the years she has had clients ask her if she knew anything about herbal medicine or they would relay stories of how acupuncture helped their pets when nothing else did (specifically urinary incontinence and paralyzed pets). It was when she started to do relief work for Dr. Chen in Fort Plain, NY, that she saw firsthand how acupuncture and herbal medicine could be integrated with western medicine to give clients’ pets longer, healthier lives.
Because of that experience and the fact that Dr. Chen and Dr. Xie were classmates, she enrolled and graduated from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) for Acupuncture in 2004. Dr. Huisheng Xie, one of the premier teachers and practitioners of TCVM runs the Chi Institute. Dr. Xie is also the first veterinary professor of acupuncture and TCVM at a veterinary college here in the United States. You may have seen the segment about Dr. Xie on the Early Show in January 2006. For those of you who don’t know, the Chi Institute is located in Gainesville, Florida, and Dr. Xie is also the first and only professor of TCVM at a veterinary school here in the United States.
In October of 2004, Dr. Scerba traveled to China to continue her studies of TCVM. In 2005 she took the Tui Na course at the Chi Institute and attended the TCMV conference as well. In January 2006 Dr. Scerba continued her training by taking an advanced acupuncture course at the Chi Institute. Besides these classes, she has firsthand experience with herbal medicine and has taken several courses on the subject.