Gretchen Verheggen, DVM

Gretchen Verheggen, DVM


Educations & Trainings

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014 

College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies, Present 

Professional Memberships



Dr. Gretchen Verheggen

Dr. Gretchen Verheggen was born and raised in Northeast Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate work in Nashville at Vanderbilt University and is a 2014 graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Since graduating, she has worked with a variety of animal species, including horses, dogs, and currently, cats only. She’s also pursuing postgraduate studies in acupuncture with the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies. Her special interests are integrative medicine, palliative care, and feline medicine. 

Dr. Gretchen still resides in Pennsylvania with her menagerie of cats, rescue horses, and a small flock of Dominique laying hens. In her free time, she is an amateur gardener, novice songwriter, and aspiring polyglot. 

Recent Articles

What Is Organic Dog Food?
What Is Organic Dog Food?
  You might think that “organic” foods are top-tier and better than nonorganic food. And if organic food is “better” for people to eat, is it the same for dogs? What does it actually mean if a dog food is organic? This article will help you interpret dog food labels related to organic dog food, whether it’s 100% organic or made with some organic ingredients. What Makes a Dog Food...