About Us

Patricia Baley DVM, PhD  Veterinary Acupuncture, Herbal and Food Therapy in the Houston Area

Anna Perkinson- Technician and Technical Support

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Next Invited talk - NAVC 2017: The Effect of therapies on the mitochondria and the microbiome 

Anna has worked in veterinary medicine since 1989 in private practices (small, equine and mixed) as well as at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine in a variety of areas in both the small and large animal clinics.  Since 2005, she has worked with Dr. Patricia Baley whose practice is limited to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.  Anna is certified by the Chi Institute to practice veterinary tui-na (a form of bodywork that follows TCVM principles). 

Anna is a life-long horsewoman.  She has two ponies, Capri and Mauschen, who live with her.  She and Capri study dressage together and Mauschen is Capri’s companion.  She has studied with some of the best horsemen and women in the world including Eddo Hoekstra, Jillian Krienbring, Mark Russell, James Shaw, Karen Rohlf, Dr. Kerry Ridgeway and Mark Rashid to name a few. 

Her current interests include equine and human biomechanics.  She plans to attend Dr Kerry Ridgeway's Saddle Fitting course when it's offered again in the U.S.    

Dr. Patricia Baley


cVA- certified in Veterinary Acupuncture, IVAS 2001
cVCH- certified in Veterinary Chinese Herbalism, Chi Institute 2008
FAAVA-fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture 2008
San Dan Aiki Aikido 2010


Side by Side: Arts Alliance of Clear Lake and Houston Area fiber Artists (2006) Gallery Show and Merit Award Winner
Taos Wool Festival (2006) 1st place, blanket.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, Texas A+M College of Veterinary Medicine 1999)
PhD (Cell Biology) University of Basel Biocenter, Basel Switzerland 1990

Current Professional Activities

TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) exclusive private practice (2004-Present)
Research Committee AHVMA (American Holistive Veterinary Medical Association)

VIN Consultant on Alternative Medicine Board

President American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture

Invited Talks

​North American Veterinary Conference: AAVA Track. January 15th, 2012
Treating Liver Disease, Equine Anhidrosis, Improving your TCVM Exam, Finding the Diagnosis, Case Report: Treating a case of Equine Headshaking
American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture Annual Conference March 2-4, 2012

Diagnosing Equine Endocrinopathies in the TCVM Paradigm, Diagnosing Small Animal Endocrinopathies in the TCVM Paradigm, Experimenting with 2 Needle Acupuncture Treatment (Equine), Experimenting with 2 Needle Acupuncture Treatment (Small Animal)
North American Veterinary Conference: AAVA track. January 19-23, 2013
Points Beyond Basic, Glomerular Nephritis Case, Two-Needle Acupuncture Techniques in the Equine

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (Florence, Italy)  September 24-27, 2014

TCVM and the mitochondria

​Canadian Oriental Medical Symposium, March 26-29, 2015

Veterinary Presymposium

​CNYACE Lecture:Topics in Complementary/Integrative Medicine November 12, 2015

TCVM and the Mitochondria, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine: Who, What, Where to Refer 

Past Professional Activities

General Practice, Small Animal Medicine (1999-2004)
Teaching Assistant IVAS basic course in Veterinary Acupuncture
Post-doctoral Fellow (Dept of Cell Biology), Baylor College of Medicine (1990-1994)

Marital Status

Married to Joseph Mezher 2006- No children- but married/adopted into a large Lebanese family with lots of nephews and nieces.

Four-legged Children

2 dogs-Nkosazana (Rhodesian Ridgeback) born 2006, Ben (his own breed) born 2012
1 cat- Big Al