Dr. Jodie Santarossa is a 2002 graduate from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Jodie first became exposed to the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine when she completed the Veterinary Acupuncture course, offer through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2005. Her career has taken her from racetracks to rodeos, and from small animal emergency clinics to industry employment as a consultant in the realms of therapeutic textiles and hemp derived nutritional supports.
Jodie felt a strong connection and a sense of coming home when she first visited the Edmonton Holistic Clinic and it was with a tremendous sense of pride, gratitude and excitement that she joined the dynamic, compassionate and caring team in the fall of 2021. She is inspired by the clinic values, philosophy and practice of her colleagues. As a life longer learner, she is keen to refine her acupuncture skills and embrace the potential of herbal medicines while marrying with her background in cranial sacral based body work and a fascination with bio mechanics and movement.
Jodie is particularly interested in preventative health, wellness routines and helping new puppies and kittens get off to a good start in life. She is keen to work with empowered guardians in collaborative fashion, loves listening deeply and leaning in when ever she hears something she has never heard before. Jodie recognizes the integral part pets play in families and how profound pet loss can be, and as such is interested in developing on going supports for clients during these stressful times.
Outside of work, Jodie is the grateful mother to a nearly teenage daughter and can most often be found bare foot in the dirt or rolling up her sleeves on the acreage processing foods and enjoying the fresh air with daughter Addy, dog Bailey, cats Curious and George, ponies Heart and Indy and a collection of happy chickens and turkeys.