Testimonial – Mardi Gras and
Gary Levy, DVM ABVP FAAVA
So I would treat him for what Nancy said Mardi told her what was wrong and he would get better.
I have known Nancy Kaiser for many years, since before I went to veterinary college. In 1993 after 12 years of conventional veterinary practice I decided to begin my education in veterinary acupuncture. It was shortly after that, Nancy told me that she too was learning a new technique to help animals as an animal communicator. I have to admit when she first told me of her new ability I was surprised. However my recent introduction to veterinary acupuncture opened my mind to think beyond conventional veterinary medicine and I listened to what Nancy had to say and to teach me.
As a veterinarian and as a pet owner and lover of pets what Nancy gave to me was another way to understand, and help my four legged friends. I have asked for Nancy’s help in understanding many animals close to me over the years. Most recently she helped me to try to understand and help my beloved dog, Mardi Gras, as he bravely battled bone cancer.
I asked Nancy to communicate with Mardi many, many times. Sometimes I would give Nancy as much information a pet owner and a veterinarian could offer. Sometimes I would just ask to see how he was doing, even though I had a strong opinion on what was wrong or right with Mardi. After Nancy would tell me what her communication revealed I would always be amazed.
Nancy would often tell me exactly what I was thinking (as Mardi’s veterinarian); what was wrong or right with him. I often purposely gave Nancy very little information about his condition at the time I was requesting her to communicate with him. I wanted to see for myself if this animal communication was for real. Time and time again, Nancy’s communication with Mardi came up with the answer I anticipated without her having any more to go on than me asking please check in with Mardi and see how is was doing.
Mardi I wouldn’t tell her I thought he had a bellyache and she would tell me Mardi’s says his stomach hurts. I wouldn’t tell her I thought he was feeling great and his neck no longer hurt and she would tell me he felt fine. I would tell Nancy I thought Mardi was feeling bad because his leg hurt she would say no that is not the problem, the problem was that he had GI pain. So I would treat him for what Nancy said Mardi told her what was wrong and he would get better.
Nancy’s communication with Mardi let me know when he was feeling ill or feeling good. This helped me to know if I need to do something else to help my friend or if I could relax and just enjoy life with him.
One of the hardest things I have to do as a veterinarian and a pet owner is to decide (which I have done many times) when it is time to let go. Sometimes it is easy to know when to stop other times it is very agonizing. You ask yourself as a veterinarian to be objective, non emotional, detached, and do the right thing for your patient. As a pet owner it is very hard watching as one you love has their time grow short. You want to hold on for as long as possible.
As a veterinarian your responsibility to your patient is to be their advocate and help the owner reach the inevitable decision. When Mardi’s disease progressed in spite of my efforts with conventional and alternative medicine I wanted, as his veterinarian, and as his owner who loved him very much, to know how he felt and what he wanted. I wanted to know as his veterinarian and his owner when he was ready. No matter how much it hurt to let him go, my goal was to do what was best for Mardi and what he wanted.
Nancy’s communication with Mardi did not make my final decision any easier, nor lessen my pain at letting him go. It did at least let me know that even though my heart was breaking I knew I was doing what Mardi wanted and what was best for my brave little man.
So open up your mind to new things and consider asking Nancy to help you and your pet.
Gary Levy, DVM ABVP FAAVA
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
Fellow, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture