Dr. Amanda Pittman

Dr. Amanda Pittman

DVM, CCRP, CVA

 

Dr. Amanda Pittman grew up in a small Louisiana town. She graduated with college honors in 2001 from Louisiana State University and went on to graduate from veterinary school in 2005, also from LSU. After several years of practicing conventional medicine and three years practicing emergency medicine, she became very comfortable caring for difficult internal medicine cases and critical emergency situations. She has received additional training in ultrasound and can perform most abdominal ultrasounds and echocardiograms. Over time, she began to see a tremendous need for additional relief in her geriatric and critically ill patients and began investigating alternative options. She earned the title of Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and completed externships in this field at the University of Tennessee and also at Loving Touch in Stone Mountain, GA.

Through her rehabilitation training at Loving Touch and her prior work with Fountain City Animal Hospital, she was exposed to acupuncture and other holistic methods. She went on to train at the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL and received her Certified Veterinary Acupuncture degree. Along with acupuncture training, she learned the basics of veterinary Herbology and Tui-Na. She has also completed advanced training in their Food Therapy program, and will receive certification in that discipline as well, pending approval of her case study. She completed an integrative externship at the Chattanooga Holistic Animal Institute in Chattanooga, TN.

Later this year, Dr. Pittman will undergo training in musculoskeletal imaging, a modality that will allow her to better diagnose tears in tendons and ligaments. This is a vital tool in determining the true need for surgery and choosing rehabilitation options. She also hopes to learn veterinary chiropractic in the upcoming year.

Dr. Pittman is a true believer in the power of integrative medicine. Technology has created advanced diagnostic techniques, allowing us to catch disease at its earliest stages, making the Western world a true modern-day marvel. However, the power of Mother Nature and her healing abilities must not be overlooked. There are, at times, a true need for fast-acting modern pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics, but in almost every disease process, we can find a natural alternative to allow the body to heal itself, the way it was intended.

AWRC was founded in the hopes of partnering with pet parents so that they will have the knowledge of all available options for their pets. Ultimately, the veterinarian and pet parent need to work side by side to determine what the best options for each individual pet will be. Our pets give us unconditional love and devotion every day. They deserve the gift of lifetime wellness from us. Dr. Pittman will continue to devote her life to the betterment of animals through nature and also through their bond with their humans.

Dr. Pittman shares her life with her husband Todd, her 2 boys, Garrett and Alex, a quirky coonhound named Deuce and her 2 cats-Ginger and Grubworm. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, camping, reading, Taekwondo, and spending time with family and friends.