Dr. Rohini Sathish, Holistic Pet Wellness Consultant

We are excited to welcome Dr. Rohini Sathish to Bag of Bones Barkery. Dr. Sathish is now offering integrative holistic pet wellness consultations with our customers in our on-site holistic wellness center! Appointments are booking now.



Dr Rohini Tirumala Sathish BVSC & AH MSC MRCVS MHAO MCIVT is an award winning, highly experienced Holistic Integrative Veterinarian and a Qualified Animal Healer. She has a proven 21yr track record as a successful Veterinary surgeon and popular clinician in both the United Kingdom and India. She regularly appears on Global Television and radio, answering questions on pet health and animal welfare.

She qualified as a Veterinary surgeon from a reputed University in Southern India. During her graduation she was awarded the “Best Lady Veterinarian” prize and gold medals in recognition of her academic excellence. Due to Rohini’s ardent desire to better the welfare of stray dogs, she worked as Humane Education Officer and Veterinarian for an Animal Welfare Charity called Compassion Unlimited Plus Action in Bangalore which was founded by Crystal Rogers.

In 1996, she won a prestigious International Scholarship to study MSC Wildlife Management at the University of Reading, UK. She completed the degree with a distinction. In the year 2000, Dr Rohini Sathish was awarded the MRCVS. Since then she has been practicing as a Veterinarian in practices within the UK. She has always been a very popular vet because of her compassionate nature and excellent consulting room skills. As a proficient surgeon she performs Small Animal orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery at an advanced level.

After a rather serendipitous meeting with Animal Healer Elizabeth Whiter she trained and qualified as an Animal Healer at the Healing Animals Organization (HAO), which was an amazing transformational journey for her. Dr Rohini Sathish is now the Chief Veterinary consultant and media spokes person for the HAO www.healinganimals.org Elizabeth and Dr Rohini are now combining their expertise and working towards fulfilling their vision to enhance the lives of animals worldwide. They have just finished writing a book together named You can heal your pet which will be available from May 2015.

Dr Rohini, as she is popularly known to many pet guardians, currently consults in 3 practices in Merseyside and also has her own private practice as a Holistic Integrative Veterinarian in Cheshire. She is also a director of the FOBK (Friends of the Birkenhead Kennels) and a member of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, College of Veterinary Integrative Veterinary Therapies & The Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists. Rohini now actively integrates holistic complementary therapies in her practice and has since trained in acupuncture, herbal therapies, Animal healing and TCVM. She believes that they help fill the gaps in conventional veterinary medicine and add to her tool kit, enabling her to be an even better, complete Veterinarian.

Dr Rohini Tirumala Sathish has published several articles in Newspapers, magazines and Journals in India and in the UK both in English and in Hindi. She is very fluent in English and in 6 other languages. Rohini is a natural orator and has won several debating and elocution competitions. She trained in Indian classical music for 16yrs since the age of 6 and has won innumerable competitions and awards both at school and University level as a Soloist Vocal Soprano. Rohini has continued to perform in the UK and has given several performances both in the UK and around the world. She is a professional singer, has released several albums and mainly sings at charity fundraising events www.rohinistar.com. She is married to Dr JG Sathish, has one daughter who is in law school and shares her home with a crazy Bullmassador called Troy and a confused cat called Frodo.

“I chose to be a Veterinarian instead of becoming a doctor or a dentist because of my love for animals. I believe that helping and healing these wonderful creatures, who cannot speak for themselves is my life purpose. Being a honest and an authentic veterinarian with integrity is very important to me.”- Dr Rohini Tirumala Sathish MRCVS


Together, we will address both current and longstanding health issues affecting your pet in order to gain a complete understanding of his/her present healthcare requirements. Dr. Sathish will perform a full clinical examination of your pet from a holistic integrative perspective. Any immediate issues will be addressed, if necessary, using one of the appropriate holistic therapies offered by Dr. Sathish. The 1-hour initial consultation is vital, as it allows us to lay the foundation for future sessions and to decide on the most beneficial therapies for your pet(s).

This is a powerful healing tool based on the concepts of Traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the use of gentle pressure using fingers and thumbs on specific points along energy meridians on your pet’s body. Acupressure does not involve needles like acupuncture but has proven to be as effective in treating painful conditions, chronic illnesses and behavioural issues and also in balancing your pet.

Because animals are masters of energetic integration, they are highly receptive to energy healing. Hands-on healing is a 2,000-year-old form of natural therapy in which universal healing energy is channelled to your pet through the hands of a trained healer. Reiki is the same as animal healing and may involve the use of Chinese symbols. It is a complete energy healing system and heals at all four levels of an animal’s being -- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. As a trained animal healer, Dr. Sathish has found energy work and reiki to be especially useful for emotional healing following trauma, abuse and fear, and it could also help relax your pet in stressful situations.

Emotional Freedom technique, sometimes referred to simply as EFT, is based on the same principles as acupuncture and acupressure. The process involves tapping on certain key points on the body while simultaneously verbalizing key statements in order to release negative emotions. It works on the premise that all negative emotions are the result of a disruption in the body’s energy system. There are many different ways to 'tap' with an animal, and Dr. Sathish will use the technique that is most appropriate to your pet’s individual preference.

Our culture has become overly dependant upon pharmaceutical drugs. As a holistic integrative veterinarian and healer, Dr. Sathish has found that herbs can be safe and effective alternatives to drugs. Many herbs have chemical and energetic effects and can be used to fight pathogens, reduce inflammation and drain toxins. Furthermore, herbs are now very useful as vitamin and mineral-enhancing supplements. Chinese herbal formulas, Ayurvedic preparations and Western culinary herbs may be recommended if Dr. Sathish sees benefit in doing so.

Food is fuel. And food is medicine. A well-balanced diet is vital to your pet’s overall holistic health and wellbeing. Raw or cooked, kibble or wet, prescription or natural? These issues can be discussed based on your pet’s age and health conditions. Deciding on the most appropriate diet for your pet these days can be a very challenging and confusing decision to make. Dr. Sathish can help guide you in making an informed decision based on great options available in today's pet market.

Dealing with the loss of a much loved pet can be a very difficult experience to many of us. Having lost pets herself, Dr. Sathish can empathize completely. Feelings of loss and even guilt can become paralyzing. You may question if you gave your pet the “best” treatment or even worry about euthanasia associated with assisted death. These are only a few of the concerns that can be a major part of the grieving process. As a healer, veterinarian and pet guardian, Dr. Sathish can help you navigate on this very trying journey.

Aggression, depression, separation anxiety, phobias, inappropriate urination and defecation are all very common behavioural problems seen in animal practice. Holistic therapies, dog training, environmental enrichment/modifications and/or pharmaceutical drugs from your veterinarian can all be used to help in these situations. However, one must possess expertise in all these modalities in order to decide on the appropriate method to bring about quick, long-term results. With more than 21 years of combined experience in the fields mentioned here, Dr. Sathish can help resolve these issues herself or refer you to a specializing professional she feels would provide your pet with the results he/she deserves.


Holistic_Vet_RoomDr. Sathish conducts all of her holistic integrative services in a private, holistic vet center located at Bag of Bones Barkery in Mercerville Shopping Center, 364 Route 33, Hamilton NJ.

The room does not look or feel like a 'regular, everyday' vet office or exam room. In fact, there are no exam tables whatsoever. Dr. Sathish prefers to allow your pets to settle in where they feel most comfortable, and she performs all of her therapies there. Whether it's the leather sofa, the low wooden coffee table, on the plush faux sheepskin HuggleMat or even on the painted concrete floor, Dr. Sathish will respect your pet's preference and go to him/her wherever they choose to place their paws.

The holistic center is a private space where conversation and information can flow freely, without the feelings of stress and expedience. At 500 square feet, it is an open space free of clutter and excessive 'infrastructure' that allows your and your pet ample room to 'move around' as necessary. The room features two separate entrances -- one through our training area and one through a more private hallway -- to allow anxious and/or stressed pets to enter or exit in a manner that is the least stressful for them. A public restroom is located just outside of the room for the comfort of our pet owners, as well.


TUESDAY: 11am to 7pm
WEDNESDAY: 11am to 7pm
THURSDAY: 11am to 5pm

Dr. Sathish may also make special appointments when necessary. To inquire about booking an appointment outside of her normal practicing hours, email Dr. Sathish at doctor.rohini88@gmail.com.



If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please immediately transport him/her to the closest emergency pet medical center. Two options in our area include

Northstar VETS (24hr Emergency)
315 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
(609) 259-8300

C.A.R.E.S. (24hr Emergency)
2010 Cabot Blvd West, Suite D
Langhorne, PA 19047
(215) 750-2774