The enormous healing power of flower, gem, and environmental essences is not limited to humans—they can also be life-changing for our beloved animal companions. Scheduling a consultation or series of consultations with our herbalist Ava Zhan is the best way to address your pet's physical, behavioral, and emotional needs. After your animal's consultation(s), Ava will create a unique essence blend or series of blends just for them, drawing on the wisdom she has gained over more than two decades of careful study in herbalism.
Ava's herbal education began over 25 years ago with an interest in the traditional herbalism of her native Eastern Europe. After moving to the U.S. at age 21, she began expanding her expertise, learning about Native American and Western herbalism. She has studied with top experts in herbalism and essence healing including Ian White, Steve Johnson, Judith Poelarends, and David Dalton, among others. Ava began studying classical homeopathy around 2006 with a focus on the heritage of Samuel Hahnemann, the father of modern homeopathic methodology, and has been mentored by homeopath Samuel Flagler since 2011. Her other living masters include Rajan Sankaran, George Vithoulkas, and Massimo Mangialavori.
Most recently, Ava has expanded her practice to include work with a variety of animal species, inspired in part by her great success in using essences and other homeopathic remedies to treat her own horse. Ava's special areas of interest and expertise when working with animals include: