About Dr. Khalsa


As a highly progressive thinker, Dr. Deva Khalsa does not exclude any body of medical or health theory; instead, she becomes educated about as many forms possible. She then evaluates them and applies the most effective techniques in each, resulting in a career-long history and reputation as a life-saver for ailing animals who would not have survived had they not been brought to her for treatment. In sum, Dr. Deva has been able to integrate the best of all possible worlds and as a result, has been able to create incredibly effective treatment protocols.

Dr. Deva’s passion for providing good health and healing to our animal companions has led her to travel the world, to places such as England, India and Brazil, where she worked side by side with each country’s finest veterinarians and homeopaths. It is because of Dr. Deva’s willingness and keen ability to embrace the best of each of these healing ‘worlds’ that she is so often featured as veterinary expert on all forms of radio and television, from National Public Radio, to Martha Stewart’s Veterinary Satellite Radio show, to her many appearances on major television networks.

Dr. Deva earned her degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. From her earliest years as a veterinarian, Dr. Deva trained in homeopathy, along with many other holistic modalities, and soon began developing her own treatment protocols drawing from her rapidly growing knowledge base.

Since beginning her holistically oriented veterinary practice over 25 years ago, Dr. Deva has been incorporating homeopathy, acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, nutritional advice, allergy-elimination techniques such as N.A.E.T.. Today her work is a blend of sophisticated holistic techniques and traditional veterinary medicine designed to best enhance the natural strengths and attributes of her patient.

Aside from her impressive career and dedication to teaching within the veterinary world, Dr. Deva loves sharing her knowledge with the public. She co-authored, Healing Your Horse: Alternative Therapies (Howell Book House, 1993), and most recently authored, ‘Dr. Khalsa’s Natural Dog’ (Kennel Club Books, 2009), a book best described as a ‘holistic bible’ for dog owners. Dr. Deva is presently working on a similar book for the caretakers of cats, as anyone who knows cats, knows that no one ever ‘owns’ a cat!

Finally, as one of her long-term career goals, Dr. Deva agreed to work with Deserving Pets to develop the most nutritionally comprehensive, easily assimilated yet truly appealing vitamins for our companion dogs and cats. She views these products as her gifts to the animals she loves so dearly. Dr. Deva firmly believes that by enabling our furry friends to maintain optimum health through daily nutrition and diet, together we will be able to allow them to live their lives to the fullest, by staving off many of the most devastating illnesses and ailments.

Dr. Deva has said that her quest has always been to improve the health of our beloved friends, her ultimate gift being designing this line for Deserving Pets.

Dr Carolyn Jaffee, founder of the revolutionary Jaffe-Mellor Technique (JMT) writes:

“It has been my pleasure knowing you. Your knowledge, compassion, commitment and on-going concern for your patients is incomparable, as is your reputation as one of the top physicians in this country in your field of veterinary medicine.

“There is no doubt in my mind, you are an extraordinary practitioner and person- always pushing the envelope in an attempt to ease the pain for others and expand upon ideas and concepts with your focus on progress.

“It delights me that you continue to educate yourself and challenge your mind, ever evolving with integrity, intelligence and interest. It is no wonder that so many lives have been saved and changed. Thank you for your continued dedication” — Dr. Carolyn Jaffee, O.M.O., A.P., PhD

Dr. Martin Goldstein, writes in his book: The Nature of Animal Healing:

“Dr. Deva Khalsa, one of the holistic veterinarians I most admire, …”