Jan Allegretti, D.Vet.Hom., is a consultant in holistic animal health and advocacy and the author of books, articles, and other projects dealing with animal rights and wellness, personal growth, and environmental and spiritual issues.
For more than thirty years she has been practicing, studying, and teaching strategies for the holistic care of nonhuman animals. She holds a Diploma in Veterinary Homeopathy, offers consultations for individuals and organizations in holistic health and advocacy, and teaches classes and workshops for veterinarians and veterinary practitioners as well as lay caregivers.
Since the mid-1980s Jan has written and worked toward a better relationship between humans and other species. In 2006 and 2007 she successfully led a coalition to prevent the building of a slaughterhouse in her community, and in 2007 co-founded the Mendocino County, California, animal advocacy organization CARE: Compassion for Animals, Respect for the Earth. In 2009 she was nominated for the American Red Cross (Sonoma and Mendocino Counties) Real Heroes Award in the Animal Category.
Ms. Allegretti is the author of The Complete Holistic Dog Book: Home Health Care for Our Canine Companions (Ten Speed Press 2003; 2nd edition Tenacity Press 2018) and Listen to the Silence: Lessons from Trees and Other Masters (Tenacity Press 2007). She has been featured in and written for national and international print and online publications, including the International Animal Health Journal, the Journal of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, VeganLife magazine, DogTrekker, and the column Beyond Body, Mind, and Spirit in the In Defense of Animals e-newsletter; many of those articles are now archived here and here.
Jan lives in the hills of northern California, in a mountaintop home with the resident deer, ravens, coyotes, rattlesnakes, bears, and countless other wise and wild ones.