Dr. Kathleen Stryeski
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Kathleen Stryeski, DVM, is the owner and primary veterinarian in the practice. Her undergraduate degree was obtained at Tusculum College and she received a Master's Degree in Microbiology from East Tennessee State University after which she completed her veterinary degree at the University of Tennessee. In 1994, she established Cream Ridge Pet Care Center, where she has practiced veterinary medicine until recently. The practice was sold in 2012 which allowed time to study Traditional Chinese Medicine at the prestigious Chi Veterinary Institute in Florida.
For the past 18 months, Dr. Stryeski has been studying Chinese Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, Tui-na Pet Massage and Acupuncture. She is a Certified Acupuncturist, Certified Veterinary Herbalist and Certified Food Therapist, and licensed in both NJ and PA. Her goal is to combine both the practice of traditional veterinary medicine and holistic medicine in small animal health. With all the severe side effects of traditional drugs, herbal medicine and acupuncture can offer an alternative treatment which does not harm the pet.
Dr. Stryeski has been active in the dog show community for many years. She has completed the championships of eight Siberian Huskies and had one of the top ten Siberians in the AKC yearly rankings. This facility is named after that dog whose registered name was "Ch. Teeco's Artic Windsong" aka "Brat-a-lina." Currently she lives with two Siberian Huskies which are spoiled beyond repair and is having fun starting to grow a herb garden from seeds. In her spare time, she bakes dog cookies and home cooks meals for her pets.
She is a founder and Trustee of the Siberian Husky Health Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that funds research for canine health and sponsors educational canine seminars. Locally, she is the President of the Upper Freehold Township Board of Health and she is a member of professional organizations including, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Siberian Husky Club of America, the Canine Health Foundation, the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture and the American Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine.