Dr. Neal Sivula


Dr. Sivula graduated from The Ohio State University in 1988 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He subsequently completed an internship and residency in large animal internal medicine at the University of Minnesota. Concurrently, he earned his PhD in veterinary medicine and epidemiology.

After eight years in large animal practice, an interest in holistic health prompted Dr. Sivula to start Dancing Paws in 2001. Since its inception, the practice has grown to include five technical staff members and a variety of natural treatment options! Dr. Sivula has many advanced certifications, including:

  • Certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association
  • Dr. Sivula was the eighth veterinarian nationwide to achieve advanced certification in acupuncture by the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
  • Certified Veterinary Food Therapist through the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine
  • Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist through the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine
  • Past board member and certified by the College of Animal Chiropractors
  • Associate Editor of the American Journal of Traditional Veterinary Chinese Medicine