Lisa Pinn McFaddin, DVM, GDCVHM, CVSMT, CCOAC, CVA, CVFT
Dr. McFaddin grew up in Baltimore, MD. She received her BA in biology from Kenyon College (Gambier, OH) in 2003. She graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) in 2007. After graduation she completed a 1-year rotating surgical and medical internship at Animal Emergency and Referral Center (currently known as Blue Pearl Northfield) in Northbrook, IL. Dr. McFaddin worked as a small animal general practitioner in the suburbs of Chicago from 2008-2012. She also provided emergency relief coverage for Blue Pearl during this time. In May 2012 she formed her own relief business called Put A Pinn In It, which provided general practice and emergency coverage for veterinary hospitals in the Chicagoland area until May 2014.
In December 2013 she completed her certification for veterinary acupuncture (CVA) through The Chi Institute (Reddick, FL). In October 2015 she completed her certification for Chinese Veterinary Food Therapy (CVFT). In January 2016 she completed a post-doctorate in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (CVSMT) through The Healing Oasis (Sturtevant, WI). Dr. McFaddin is also a certified through the College of Animal Chiropractors (CCOAC). In April 2016 she completed a 2.5 year post-doctorate in Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine (Graduate Diploma CVHM) through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (Australia).
Dr. McFaddin joined Montclair Animal Hospital in October 2015. She provides both Western (traditional) and Eastern (holistic) therapies. Dr. McFaddin’s primary interest is Integrative Medicine which combines the best of both Eastern and Western medicine. She is very interested in whole-food therapy, natural supplements, acupuncture, veterinary spinal manipulation, and Chinese Herbal Medicine. When not working, Dr. McFaddin spends time with her husband (Jay), dog (Winston), 2 cats (Ringo and Sofie), and hedgehog (Krampus). She is an avid crafter with a special love for knitting.
Dyana Mitchell, DVM
Dr. Dyana Mitchell originates from Baltimore, Maryland. In her pursuit of accomplishing her goal of becoming a veterinarian, her travels first took her to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in BioChemistry. Later, Dr. Mitchell attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in Basseterre, St. Kitts with the goal of obtaining her Doctorate in veterinary medicine. This journey was completed after Dr. Mitchell finished her clinic year at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK in 2007. Dr. Mitchell has interest in good quality medicine medically as well as surgically, ophthalmology and she has a feather on her heart. Outside of the veterinary world (and sometimes within it), Dr. Mitchell enjoys singing, dancing, playing the viola, sports (Go Heels!!! Go Ravens!!!), reading, hands on tasks, her volunteer services and spending time with her four-legged daughter, Trista Janea.
Wei-Teng Chang, DVM
Dr. Wei-Teng Chang grew up and finished his veterinary degree in Taiwan in 2007. He moved to United States in 2015 where he finished his one-year clinical training at Louisiana State University. Afterward, he worked at a small animal clinic in Texas for 2 years followed by an integrative practice in Arizona for a year before joining Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Chang’s professional interest is in preventative care and integrative medicine. He is passionate about Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, including acupuncture and herbal therapy. He received certification in acupuncture through Chi Institute of Florida in 2015. He is also a Reiki certified practitioner through Jikiden Reiki Institute of Japan, where Reiki originates. He believes the best treatment for disease is to prevent it from happening, through the balance between emotion, food, environment and body itself.
Dr. Chang has one cat, Meme, whom he adopted from a shelter in Phoenix. She is sweet and follows where her owner goes. Dr. Chang enjoys meditation, hiking, traveling, and playing video games outside of work.