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Cheryl A. Cross, DVM DACVP

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Dr. Cheryl Cross is a veteran of both academic and private practice integrative veterinary medicine. While working as an Anatomic Pathologist investigating marine mammal and wildlife disease, a tremendous response as an acupuncture patient began her journey into training and practicing complementary modalities. Her small animal specialty practice incorporates acupuncture, LASER therapy, medical massage and myofascial work, Chinese and Western botanical medicine, and physical rehabilitation. Her veterinary training background includes IVAS, the Chi Institute, Colorado State, CIVT, and the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She was the first veterinarian to be trained and certified in Japanese style palpation-based acupuncture through Harvard Medical School’s Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Program and has studied dry needling and biomedical acupuncture with Dr. Yun-Tao Ma. In 2011, she co-founded the Integrative Medicine Service at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and provided student education and clinical service until 2015. Her specialty practice in Knoxville TN aims to provide down-to-earth and evidence-informed care that honors the roots of traditional medicine.