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Dr. Autumn L. Drouin

Dr. Autumn L. Drouin D.V.M., N.D., FCAH

Autumn’s love and passion for animals and their welfare led her to the Ontario College of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation in 1977, she immediately started researching natural therapies such as nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, and homeopathy and applying them in her veterinary practice. Because of the excellent results she observed in her patients using natural treatment methods, she embarked on another course of study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, from which she graduated as a Naturopathic Doctor in 1989.

Upon graduation she received the annual award for excellence in homeopathy. In 2000 she graduated from the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy.

The art and science of medicine is a lifelong study to which Dr. Drouin is dedicated. She continues to regularly attend seminars, courses, and conferences on various medical and veterinary topics. She lectures both to the public and to professionals on veterinary naturopathic medicine.


Dr Sasan Haghighat (Hyatt) DVM , CVA

Dr Sasan Haghighat (Hyatt) graduated from Veterinary School in 1995. He went on to take additional training in Germany before preparing for and passing his licensing exams in Ontario in 2003. He worked at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Newmarket and the Veterinary Emergency Clinic (VEC) in Toronto. Having a strong family background in natural healing methods, he soon developed a new passion: the belief that healing starts from inside. The more he practised veterinary medicine, the less medication he prescribed. His mantra soon became: Let Food be your Medicine and Medicine be your Food.

Dr Sasan has also worked with the Earth Rangers and in a private practice in the York Region. In the spring of 2006 he met Dr Autumn Drouin, a leading naturopathic doctor and veterinarian, and they immediately became very good friends and started working closely together. This led him to attend the world-renowned Chi Institute in Florida where he studied veterinary acupuncture and food therapy (including herbs) based on traditional Chinese medicine. He has certifications in both disciplines and also over 350 hours of hands-on training in veterinary chiropractic, canine rehabilitation, and matrix repatterning.

He is also certified in postural rehabilitation and holds a post-graduate diploma in Bio-Regulatory Medicine through BioMedic in the United Kingdom.

He and Dr Drouin successfully combined their treatment modalities, including naturopathic medicine, homotoxicology, biological medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and conventional medicine.

His training both as a seasoned emergency veterinarian and a holistic veterinarian gives him a deep understanding of health, and has given him the ability to have a full spectrum approach when treating his patients.

He believes, as long as there is no immediate medical risk, that all the healing should come from inside and that his role is to support the body by using natural means. He sees over and over that patients with seemingly hopeless medical conditions can benefit tremendously from natural medicine.

The art and science of medicine is a lifelong study to which Dr. Sasan is dedicated. He continues to regularly attend seminars, courses, and conferences on various medical and veterinary topics.

In his free time, Sasan enjoys cooking, travelling, taking his dog, Tessa, for long hikes, and preparing home-made food for Tessa and his two cats, Dude and Teddy. Life is good …



Dr Damir A Shakambet M.D., FISBM (fellow), FBRCP (fellow)

Dr Damir A Shakambet, MD, is a Medical Doctor graduated in 1984 at Sarajevo Medical School in Yugoslavia, and completed homeopathy, traditional oriental medicine, psychotherapy, osteopathy courses before undertaking integration in medicine based on the concept of system biology. He is one of the founder of the Bioregulatory Medicine and co-founder and current chairman of the International Society for Bioregulatory Medicine in London, United Kingdom. He has been practicing Bioregulatory and Environmental Medicine for twenty five years in the Biomedic Centre in London that he founded in 1995, where he is still in active practice. Dr Shakambet has been developing an individualised and wholistic treatment to combat increasing incidence of degenerative and chronic diseases. He brings together conventional allopathic medicine with naturopathic disciplines, based on systems biology and bioinformatics that regulate homeostasis by reactivating PNEI and cellular biological systems. He is international lecturer, University lecturer (Westminster University, London), member of academic boards and committees internationally, and has been founding specialist programmes in Bioregulatory Medicine worldwide; main editor of Bioregulating medicines Formulary (bhf).