Today on the podcast, I have the pleasure of introducing my very favorite veterinarian to the Chinese Medicine Central community. Neal Sivula is a long-time reader and student of Chinese Medicine Central, but that's the least of his many distinctions! He founded and practices at Dancing Paws Animal Wellness Center in Richfield, OH, and has a number of distinctions you can read all about over at his about me site. He has helped the classical Chinese medicine message reach a wider audience by helping me be accepted to speak at the Midwest Veterinary Conference two years in a row and I'll be joining him here in Portland at the AHMVA in September. This is a pretty wide ranging conversation - I ask him to lay down a lot of basic information about how Chinese medicine is integrated into veterinary practice, so that dominates. But, we also talk about the profession of veterinary medicine and how it works with holistic medicine, among other things. Neal was kind enough to provide a list of resources related to some of the topics we covered, which you can find below. As always, the interview is joined by the three features I've been working with I discuss something interesting in our community (the Oregon Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) move into a tip of the week (how to work on patient cases using a few tech tools), and finish up with something interesting on the Chinese Medicine Central site. Please let me know topics and interview subjects you're interested in hearing, and provide whatever general feedback you've got in your heart and mind over at the podcast feedback page. Next week, you can look forward to me discussing a critical business issue mentioned in Podcast 30 in great detail... Links mentioned in the show Legendary Herbs Classical Pearls (I said .com in the show, but it's actually .org - sorry Heiner) Nuherbs Spring Wind Herbs Mindmapping programs : Mindnode Pro, Mindmeister, Personal Brain (actually now called "The Brain") Devonthink Pro Office (the database program I discussed) Evernote (the other database program I mentioned) Posts about mindmaps on Chinese Medicine Central : Using Personal Brain in learning Chinese herbs, there's some Mindmap material in this post about 甘草 Gancao. Posts about databases on Chinese Medicine Central : Using Devonthink to learn about Ling gui zhu gan tang, Evernote system for learning Chinese herbs. The Chinese Medicine Central newsletter Podcast interview with Spring Wind'