Heather K. Sinclair, DVM
Dr. Heather K. Sinclair was introduced to clinical practice on both
small and large animal patients as a technician for a small animal
hospital and an equine surgical facility. Dr. Sinclair entered private
practice as a veterinarian in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she continued
her education by working with exotics and native wildlife.
Sinclair has had a long-standing interest in the non-Western modalities
that have been practiced for years (or centuries) and she has
progressively adopted those that make sense or that appear to work.
During her tenure in Ann Arbor, she deepened her interest and expertise
in these "alternative" modalities and developed her approach to
integrating alternative and complementary modalities with conventional
Western medicine approaches. On relocating to coastal Maine, Dr. Sinclair's
medicine began to focus more on small animal patients, including routine
wellness visits, internal medicine cases, emergency and critical care,
and a variety of surgical procedures. In addition to seeing the
practice's own patients on an emergency basis during and after business
hours, she also worked as a relief veterinarian for a nearby emergency
clinic for small and exotic animals.
In 2005 Heather moved to Asheville, NC where she purchased Haw Creek Animal Hospital in East Asheville. Here she continued to practice an integrated approach to veterinary medicine and continued to learn, gain more experience, and to expand her repertoire.
Dr. Sinclair has particular
interests in acupuncture and other complementary modalities, oncology,
and nutrition. A graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary
Medicine, she also holds a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of
New Hampshire. She is passionate about animal welfare and provides safety, love, and food for a large number of rescue animals, both at her home and her hospitals, and she travels abroad to developing countries to provide pro bono veterinary care to dogs and cats. An accomplished horsewoman, she competes in 3-day eventing and dressage.